Beatrice B. "B.B."
Beatrice "B.B." was born October 9, 1923, in Catawba, West Virginia to Albert and Pearl (Towns) Pethtel, and passed away August 12, 2014, in Naples, Florida. B.B. spent her early years working at the Owens Bottle Company in Fairmont, West Virginia, building small engines for airplanes during WWII and The Desert Room in Hollywood, California as a dance instructor. She also worked for Teague's Five Star Grocery Store on Dorr Street. B.B. moved to Naples, Florida in 1988 with her husband, Victor. She was a former Senior Regent with the Moose Lodge in Naples and also a member of the Highlanders in Toledo.
B.B. is survived by her sons, Thomas (Sharon) Shultz and William "Dave" Shultz; grandchildren, Scott, Todd (Julie), David (Dreama) Shultz and Tonya (Don) Fox; 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Nola Shaulis, and close family friends, Michael Angelo and John Joseph Mincieli. In addition to her parents and husband, B.B. was preceded in death by 6 sisters and 4 brothers.
The family will receive guests Monday, August 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Monday at 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 16, 2014