Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Bethany Ann Danner died peacefully May 8, 2023 at Kingston Nursing Home in Ashland, under Hospice care, with family by her side.

Born in Wooster, Ohio on November 19, 1942, Beth was the second of three children born to Herb and Louise Snoddy.

She graduated from Wooster High School with the class of 1960 where she was an astute student and athlete, excelling in all sports offered prior to Title 1X.  She was a charter member of the Girls Athletic Association Hall of Fame and was a member of the “W” Association of Wooster.  After high school, Beth graduated from the Ohio State University where she earned her BS in Biological Science. She also played women’s basketball at the Ohio State University.  After moving to Houston, she taught science and health in Houston at Texas Memorial High School where she was the head boys varsity basketball coach and girls volleyball coach.  She was very proud of her undefeated basketball team.

Beth was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  She is survived by her three children: Eric K. (Andrea) Danner, Bret Danner and Tisha J. (Shad) Berry, sister Barbara (Stephen, deceased) Williams and sister-in-law, Sam (Rick, deceased) Snoddy.  Affectionately known as Grandma Pookie, she is survived by four loving grandchildren: Nicholas Danner, Olivia Danner, Brock Berry and Ty Berry.  Nico, Livy, Brock and Ty were very special to Beth and she was so proud of her grandkids and loved each one of them dearly.  Her goal was to see Ty graduate from school and Brock graduate from Ohio Northern University at the end of May.  She will be there in spirit.

According to her wishes, final memorial will be private.

In her memory, a donation can be made to Ohio’s Lifecare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, OH is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Beth will truly be missed! I loved when she would come into the dealership to get her car serviced. I adored her! When we spoke, she often referred to herself as “Grandma Beth” when talking to me. She was an absolute hoot and I enjoyed every conversation her and I shared. I will forever cherish the memories I had with her.

    To her family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Mrs. Danner was my hero, second mom, teenage advocate, parental negotiator, clothing expert and neighbor. I have sooo many great memories of her and here are a few examples:
    -I always had “cool” clothes for school as she had a “way with my parents” (wink)
    -I got a moped instead of a bike (actually both… wink)
    -I got my drivers license in 6 weeks instead of 4 months
    -I drove around in luxury after purchasing her mom’s Grand Prix with very low miles

    There are so many ways this wonderful woman touched my life and made me feel special. And it was not what I GOT because of her, it was being near her and admiring the way she “rolled” that was amazing!

    I will miss you Mrs. Danner! I love you and will never forget you!

  3. Beth was our neighbor and she was a real blessing. She was always there for you. She certainly will be missed. Keep her memory alive!

    Mary Beth Zuller

  4. TJ & family,
    We are so sorry for the Loss of your mother & children’s grandmother. I hope the many memories will give you strength through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Linda & Bruce Smucker

  5. Beth was my grade school best friend, my high school sports competitor, and lifelong friend. So sorry she left us so early. My condolences go out to her family and beloved grandkids. Judy Amstutz

  6. Beth was a great friend and we managed to get into a lot of mischief together at WHS. She was bright, had a good sense of humor and loved to talk. She was an incredible high school athlete.
    She was maid of honor in my wedding and in the course of that time we shared a lot. She was an advocate for kids and LOVED her grandkids like crazy. I will miss her and I know She will be missed by her family, especially her grandkids and many others.


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