Elizabeth V. "Betty" Lewis

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ST. MARYS - Elizabeth "Betty" V. Lewis, 87, of 1805 Winston Drive in St. Marys, died 10:57 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013, at her residence, with her daughters at her side.

She was born April 16, 1927, in Sidney, to Albert and Katherine (Mears) Chappie.

In 1942, she married Frank Eberle, but became a young widow less than two years later when Frank died while serving his country during the Battle of the Bulge. On June 7, 1947, she then married Ralph "Tubby" A. Lewis, who died Jan. 11, 2004.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (Richard) Wappelhorst, of Steele, Ala., daughter Sandie (William) Shopp, of Salado, Texas, and Betty (Richard) Burdick, of Huntsville, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Katherine Chappie, her first husband, Frank Eberle, her second husband, Ralph "Tubby" Lewis, her great-grandson Matthew Wappelhorst, her sisters Pauline Paulus and Alberta Fannon, and her brother Charles Chappie.

She was a homemaker and worked for a number of years in the dietary department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its altar-rosary sodality, and American Legion Post 323 Auxiliary, all in St. Marys.

Her favorite pastimes included embroidery and traveling to visit her children and grandchildren.

A loving mother and a wonderful grandmother, she will be missed immensely by the members of her family.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 23, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St. chapel, in St. Marys.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2013