Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
WOOSTER – Betty Rae Bagwell left her earthly home and entered God’s beautiful realm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. She will be fondly missed by her family and many world-wide friends for her generosity, compassion for others, and Christian beliefs and faith.
She was born in Akron on March 29, 1929 to parents Zebulon Vance and Birdie Moss Bagwell. Surviving family members are nephew Thomas P. McMillen Jr. (Shirley), Nancy McMillen, great nieces Christine (Don) Geiser, Melissa McMillen Shaw (Rob), Beth (Sean) Starr, Catherine McMillen Gill (Richard); great nephews Kelly McMillen (Monica Hinchey), Troy (Emily) McMillen, Mark McMillen (Lianne Cerminara) and 13 great-great nieces and nephews. Also, a special friend and cousin Doris Finger of Atlanta, Georgia.
Betty attended Akron Schools, Akron University, Ohio State University and Tulane University. Her accomplishments were attending Ohio State University Hospital Administration Graduate Program. She started as a part-time employee in Akron Hospitals Administration offices and rose to the office of Executive Director (CEO). There she worked for over 30 years. From there Betty started her own recruitment business for Health Care Physicians and Upper Management called BRB Associates. She retired in Atlanta, Georgia as a Human Resource Director in 1986.
Betty was a Life Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administration. As a board member and officer she served on the Akron Hospital Board, the Ohio Osteopathic Association, Akron University School of Nursing and the Cuyahoga Falls School LPN.
Betty enjoyed community service and served as President of Seniors reporting to the Wooster Mayor for several years. She was also a member of Northview Alliance Church of Wooster and a founder and leader of Quota Club of Wooster. She enjoyed traveling both in the United States and abroad. Gardening and community service was a passion of hers. She was loved by all who met her for her strong will and Christian beliefs. She had a great influence on others and will be missed dearly here on this earthly home.
Friends will be received one half hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Northview Alliance Church, 3464 Burbank Road, Wooster with Rev. Geno Colarusso officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Akron.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Northview Alliance Church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Northview Alliance Church,
Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Northview Alliance Church
Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church