May 14, 1920 - June 13, 2019
Betty L. Werling, 99, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died 7:55 a.m., Thurs., June 13, 2019, at Otterbein -Cridersville. She was born May 14, 1920, in Shelby Co., the daughter of Harley E. & Antoinette (Schumann) Rostorfer. On June 23, 1938, she married Leroy F. Werling, and he proceeded her in death on Jan. 18, 2004. Survivors would include, 4 daughters, Doris (Bill) Hinegardner, Dayton, OH; Carol Hume (Jerry Grose), Cridersville; Lois Cook, Monmouth, IL; Rita (Bill) Hubbard, Campbell, CA; 10 grandchildren, Penny (Steve) Cummings, Scott Hume, Mitchell (Pam) Hume, Joel (Mary Lou) Hume, Kathy Jordan, Lori (Bob) Steinbrunner, Todd (Tammy) Hinegardner, Lee Cook (Miller Prosser), Bob (Megan) Cook, and Krista (Chris) DuBridge, 21 great grandchildren & 19 great great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Ruth Werling. In addition to her parents and her husband, Betty was preceded in death by 2 sons-in-law, Pete Hume and Jim Cook; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Leroy (Marge) Rostorfer, Robert (Louella) Rostorfer, and Calvin Rostorfer; and 5 sisters & 4 brothers-in-law, Goldie (Dale) Merriman, Ruth (Dean E.) Burden, Phyllis (Luther Dean) Burden, Gladys (Ken) Harrod, and Virginia Erb. Betty was a life long partner in farming with her husband, Leroy. She also worked at Werner’s Supermarket and Chesbroughs Market, both of Wapakoneta. Betty was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta. She loved her family and enjoyed baking chocolate chip cookies for her family and friends. Other interests included playing cards, reading, crocheting Mr. & Mrs. Snowman sets, and making plastic Easter bunny baskets, which continued after she went to Otterbein-Cridersville in 2014. While there, Betty and many of her friends were reunited. Everyone had a set of crocheted snowmen and a bunny basket. She loved giving. Private family graveside services will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, OH, with Pastor Doug Pretorius officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita’s Hospice or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements are being conducted by the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, Wapakoneta, where condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Betty L. Werling, 99, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta, died 7:55 a.m., Thurs., June 13, 2019, at Otterbein -Cridersville. She was born May 14, 1920, in Shelby Co., the daughter of Harley E. & Antoinette (Schumann) Rostorfer. On June... View Obituary & Service Information
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