Betty E. Neel

  • "I understand how hard this time is. We are here for you and..."
    - Carol Barnett
  • "Sheryl, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. My thoughts..."
    - Deb Sullivan
  • "Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We were so sorry..."
    - amy messerly
  • "Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Karen,..."
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with you Larry, Keith, and..."
    - Bill Johnson

Neel Betty E. Neel, age 85, of Lancaster, died June 13, 2014 at her residence. She was born on October 28, 1928 to Ernest and Grace Farver McAfee in Orrville, OH. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster. She was an avid gardener who loved spending hours in her flower beds. Betty will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Lawrence Neel of Lancaster; son, Keith R. (Marsha) Neel of NV; and daughter, Sheryl (Gary) Johnson of Lancaster; and grandson, Dustin R. (Andrea Haid) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Herbert and Russell McAfee, and her sister Edna Oberlin. A service will take place on Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m. at the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, officiated by Rev. Cheryl Foulk. Burial will follow the service at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Monday with one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorials can be made in Betty's name to FairHoPe Hospice 282 Sells Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130 or The First United Methodist Church 163 E. Wheeling St. Lancaster, OH 43130. Online condolences can be made at

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Frank E. Smith Funeral Home
405 North Columbus Street Lancaster, OH 43130
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 15, 2014