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Betty J. Ford, 77

February 23, 2012

Betty J. Ford, 77, of 515 Ruth St., Wapakoneta, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was born on March 2, 1934, in Bellevue, Mo., to William and Lillian (Winters) Reed.

She married Allen Ford, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2001.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sheba (Bill) Vaughn of Wapakoneta and Debbie (Eric) Wade of Bismarck, Mo.; three stepchildren, Teena (Dan) Camper of Wapakoneta, Mary (Barrie) Courtney of Lima and Billie (Sue) Ford of Spencerville;  15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers.

She was preceded in death by her longtime companion.

Funeral rites will be held at noon Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Betty’s family.

Condolences may be sent to the family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.

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