Betty Graeter

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URBANA – Betty M. Graeter, 89, of Urbana since 2008, formerly of Dayton, Fairborn and Xenia, died on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born on March 14, 1925, in Urbana, the daughter of Leo and Beulah (Barnett) Thornburg.

Betty, a graduate of Urbana High School, attended Faith Fellowship Church, enjoyed reading, doing word search puzzles and going out to eat. She retired from the A.T.& T. in Xenia. Along with her husband William, they sang in churches, nursing homes and many other venues.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Smith of Urbana; step-daughters Gloria (Keith) Pearce of Arcanum, Janice (John) Hightower of CA; step-son Terry (Susan) Graeter of KY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles (Jeanette) Thornburg of Urbana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband William G. Graeter on April 9, 2013; and 2 brothers, Paul and Lee Thornburg.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m..-1 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in the WALTER & SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Roger Childers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Building Fund, 400 N. Main St., Urbana, OH 43078.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Walter & Lewis Funeral Home
642 South Main Street
Urbana, OH 43078
(937) 653-4227
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Published in Urbana Daily Citizen from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2014
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