Betty Tanner


Betty Eakins Tanner, 89, died at Genesis Nursing Home in Circleville, Ohio, on June 4, 2014.

She was born in Paulding County, Ohio, on October 30, 1924. She was the daughter of Ray and Martha Ann Eakins. In 1948, she married Joseph W. Tanner, who passed away on December 24, 1970.

Betty was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Lynn Tanner; and seven sisters, Bea Walkinshaw, Thelma Iler, Marjorie Sickmiller, Blanche Fogle, Edra Elliott, Ermith Wellman, and Norma Spencer. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Carson Eakins.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Tanner; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was an inactive member of Eastern Star and attended the Melrose United Methodist Church prior to moving to Circleville, Ohio. Betty joined the Faith Baptist Church in Commercial Point, Ohio, once she relocated with her son to spend her remaining years.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, followed by services at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens.

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