Betty Spangler


Betty M. Spangler, 80, of Defiance, and formerly of Sherwood, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Brookview Healthcare Center, Defiance.

Betty was born May 26, 1932, in Defiance, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bowsher) Steel. She married Robert R. Spangler on February 5, 1950, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1995. Betty worked as a waitress at the Sherwood VFW Post 5665 as well as the Yates Café in Sherwood. Betty enjoyed playing bingo, and was known as an excellent cook and baker. She coveted her family and all the time they spent together.

Surviving are her daughter, Bobbi Spangler of Defiance; sons, Rick (Pamela) Spangler of Bryan, Brian (Sherril) Spangler of Brookville, Ohio, David Spangler of Sherwood, Steven Spangler of Defiance and Thomas Spangler of Bryan; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Goodwin of Defiance, Norma Ruen of Continental and Patricia Brown of Holgate. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; one daughter, Beverly Spangler Ross; and two brothers, John and James Steel.

Joint funeral services for Betty M. Spangler and her daughter, Beverly Spangler Ross, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2012, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, with Pastor Bill Mesaeh officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, Ohio. Joint visitation for Betty M. Spangler and her daughter, Beverly Spangler Ross, will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to make memorial contributions to Heartland Hospice, 3450 West Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43606; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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  • im sorry to hear about betty my dearest syphaty