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Darlene J. Betz, 88, of Oregon, made her journey to Heaven's garden on Thursday, June 5. Born on July 24, 1925, to Edward and Ida Mottmiller.
Shortly after marrying the love of her life, Dwaine, in 1948, they owned and ran Betz's Superette. In 1967, she decided to devote her time to raising their daughter, Dawn.
Her love of traveling and yard work was apparent to all who knew her. Along with spending many winters in Las Vegas, in their motor home, Darlene and her family were able to travel frequently. They were able to visit all 50 states, 49 of them in their motor home. She loved making wreaths and tending to her plants. She was outside any chance she got.
Preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Her memory will carry on in the hearts of her husband of 65 years, Dwaine; daughter, Dawn (George) Betz-Peiffer; granddaughter, Dayna Betz Peiffer (Tony Brown), and beloved great-grandson, Nolan Paul-Betz Patrick.
The family will honor Darlene in a private service at Freck Funeral Chapel on Monday, June 9.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their amazing care, especially to Natalie and Amanda.
Memorial contributions in Darlene's name can be made to First St. John's Lutheran Church, Toledo or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Freck Funeral Chapel
1155 South Wynn Road Oregon, OH 43616
Published in Toledo Blade on June 8, 2014