Betty Frees


BOWLING GREEN -- Betty A. Frees, 77, of Bowling Green, formerly of Portage, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Betty was born in Continental, Ohio, to the late Elmer and Doris (Corkwell) Schwartzengraber. She married Stanley R. Frees on March 25, 1955, in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Betty is survived by her children, Bob (Ina) Frees of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Ron (Shelia) Frees of Seattle, Washington, Karen Halladay of Bowling Green, Charlene Frees of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, and Janice (Darren) Pash of Portage; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and siblings, Mary Mays, Jerri Catto, Viola Sorenson, Kathy Brinkman, Charlene Spencer and James Schwartzengraber.

She was preceded in death by her six brothers and three sisters.

Betty enjoyed camping, boating and being in the outdoors. She loved listening to Elvis and old country music. Betty was very family oriented and loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

Visitation for Betty will be on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, where her funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the East Monroe Cemetery, Continental.

Memorial contributions may be gifted to the family. Online condolences, as well as fond memories may be sent to Betty's family by visiting

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