LIMA — Bettye Jean Smith age 97 of Lima, died peacefully on August 7, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center.
Bettye was a current resident of the Golden Lane Senior Community in Lima.
She was born October 18, 1916 in Lima, Ohio ; the daughter of the late Fred W. and Hazel Katherine Canary Smith.
Bettye graduated from Lima Central High School in 1934 and also the Lima Business College. She worked as the executive secretary at Westinghouse for 42 years.
In her younger years she was a bowler, golfer, and softball player in the snow flake and kittenball leagues. Bettye was a supporter of many organizations including the VFW, American Cancer Society, Salvation Army, Lima Rescue Home, Lima Public Library, Allen County Council on Aging, and she was a 34 year member of the Lima Senior Citizens Center.
A memorial service will be held at the Lima Senior Citizens Center, located at 3400 W. Elm St., Lima, on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 2:00pm.
Condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.