Betty Jane Cherry

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 1940
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

BURBANK – Betty Jane Cherry, 77, of Burbank passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home.          

She was born September 25, 1940 in Wayne County, the daughter of Glenn O. and Erma G. Grable Hodgen.  She married Eldon Cherry, Jr. on October 2, 1956.  He survives.

Betty retired as a school bus driver from the Northwestern School District after 30 years of service.  She was a member of the Reedsburg Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed bowling, traveling and camping, attending her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and showing cattle where she made many friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Eldon, are her children, Jeffrey (Linda) Cherry, Steven R. (Loretta Lynn) Cherry both of West Salem and Donald L. (Brenda) Cherry of Burbank; grandchildren, Lacy (Chuck) Ellis, Matthew (Haley) Cherry, Tera (Wesley) Martin, Brent Cherry, Jillian Cherry, Rilee (Matt) Warner and Zacary Cherry; 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Kay (Howard) Masters of Smithville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joan Jolliff.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 4-7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Lintern and Hospice Chaplain, Charlotte Glasgo officiating.  Burial will follow in the Congress Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Parkinson’s Society of Ohio, 371 Campbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1296.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Parkinson’s Society of Ohio, 371 Campbell Hall, 1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1296.

Visitation: 

Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 4-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home

Condolences

We are so very sorry for your loss.. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

I am so very sorry for your loss. Betty was truly a great lady. God bless you all.xm

Our sympathies to your family with the loss of Betty. You all will be in our prayers.

Jr. and family,

We are so sad to hear about Betty. Now is the time to hold close to your heart all the happy memories you have with her. Those memories will help get you all thru this rough time. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you.

Michael and Kate Hoffman

We were so sorry to read about Betty. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Blessings to the family in this difficult time. I'm glad to have known Betty. She was a strong and giving member of the Northwestern Schools community for a long time and had a positive effect on so many students and families lives.

Junior and family,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. I have many fond memories of talks with Betty about school, our children and life in general. I have missed my walks past your house and Betty's pleasant greetings over many years. God rest her soul. Our condolences to you and your family.

So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Elden and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. She was also so very nice when she bowled and also so caring and friendly. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you all the peace and comfort that only he can give at this most difficult time that only he can give. God bless.

We were so sorry to hear about Betty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

So sorry to hear about Grandma Betty! She was a wonderful bus driver and I have many memories of her!! Prayers for the family!

We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Through my whole teaching career it seemed like she was always there -supporting children, grandchildren, neices, and nephews in all their many activities. Many will miss her happy smile and friendly conversation. I pray all of your good memories will comfort you at this time.

I am sorry to learn of the passing of Betty Cherry. I did not have the opportunity to know her well but, friends who knew here well all said that she was a warm & kind soul. My best wishes go to Junior as he mourns her loss & adjusts to life without her presence.

Junior and family
In our small community many people touch our lives and so it is with our friend Betty and her entire
family. We treasure our memories of Betty as a caring bus driver at Chester School, a helpful 4-H mom, and a loving homemaker and neighbor. She was most proud of all of her family. May she now rest and rejoice in her new heavenly home and may all of you feel the nearness, love, and peace of God our Heavenly Father.
With our love and prayers,
Dave and Linda Mowrer

So sorry for your loss. Betty was a special person, always with a smile for you. You are in our prayers.

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