Betty Jayne (Krieger) Kettering

Born: Thu., May 9, 1935
Died: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Maple Grove Church of the Brethren

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Maple Grove Church of the Brethren

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Betty Jayne Kettering aged 83, of Polk, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her residence.  She was born May 9, 1935 in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. Martin and Verna (Immel) Krieger.  Mrs. Kettering was a 1959 graduate of Onekama High School in Michigan and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Manchester College in 1951.  She attended Maple Grove Church of the Brethren where she was the pianist and organist.  Betty had been playing in churches since age 8 in her pastor father’s churches.  Mrs. Kettering was active with the Knitting group at the Kroc Center, Friends of the Library, and had been active with several special music groups while in Toledo where she was a music teacher for over 20 years.  Her greatest love was her husband, Delbert and her family.

On June 7, 1959 Betty married Rev. Delbert Warring Kettering who survives.  Also surviving are her children, Mrs. Karen (Tony) Turley of Toledo, Mrs. Kathryn (Keith) Webb of Toledo, Ms. Krista Thompson of Maryville, TN., and Mr. Kevin (Joy) Kettering of N. Canton; her 11 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.  Betty also has surviving sisters Mary Brandenberg and Carol Sue Baum.

Betty was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Martin Krieger; her mother, Verna (Immel) Krieger, and her stepmother who raised her, Corda (Wertz) Krieger

A memorial service will be held at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kris Hawk officiating.  Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.  There will be a time of fellowship and luncheon following the service.  Heyl Funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio 1050 Dauch Dr. Ashland, Ohio 44805 or to Maple Grove Church 960 Twp. Rd. 964 Ashland, Ohio 44805. 

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John Curtis Mills
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
My sincerest condolences on the loss of Aunt Betty. So many fond memories over the years. Earthly loss is painful but rejoice in the fact that she is in the arms of the Lord she served and worshipped so faithfully for many years.
-John Curtis

P. David and Marilyn C. Kettering Badger
   Posted Thu January 24, 2019
A good, good servant to many of us has left us behind. We will miss her smile, her kindness, and her pleasant demeanor. She was special to so
many people and an example to even more. We've loved you, Betty and Delbert, and will keep that memory alive as an example what we should be to each other. It is hard to say one name without the other - what a pair.
Love to all of you in the family. Marilyn and Dave

Terry and Sandy Murray
   Posted Thu January 24, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Delbert, Karen, Kathy, Krista, Kevin and their families on the loss of Betty. We always enjoyed the time that we spent with your family. Betty was a very kind and loving person. I especially enjoyed the time I spent with Betty when she stayed at our house and was commuting back and forth between Polk and Toledo.

We pray that your faith, family, friends and the power of God's love will carry you though this loss of wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

In Deepest sympathy Terry and Sandy Murray

Jeanne Watson
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
The Watson family is praying for your family that there is comfort and peace in this time off loss. May God bless your whole family. Betty will be missed.

Steven Kapp
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
My family and I are very sorry for your loss. I am sure she is happily singing along in God's choir. Our prayers go out to your family and God Bless.

Your friend in Christ,
Steve Kapp and family

Martha Wilson
   Posted Sun January 27, 2019
So sorry for your families loss. Betty was a beautiful lady. I so appreciated her music I will always miss the good fellowship we had at Lakewood.

Amy winters watkins
   Posted Sun January 27, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers for the best of memories and peace for you and your family

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