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Betty Bartels

April 23, 1923 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 98)


Betty A.  Bartels, age 98 of Liberty Center, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Genacross Nursing Home in Napoleon, Ohio on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Betty was born on April 23, 1923, the daughter of the late Earl and Dorcas Robinson. She married Robert Bartels and he proceeded her in death.

Betty is survived by daughter Debra (Dan) Hefflinger; son: Gary (Patricia) Bartels; daughter-law Lisa Bartels; grandchildren: Chad, Lance, Chris, Shawn, and Allyson; great grandchildren: Todd, Derek, Bryan, Nolan, Ella, Cora, Evie, Beau, and Christian. Betty was blessed with twin great, great grandsons Jackson & Patrick. She was preceded in death by her son Terry and granddaughter Dana.

Betty was a hard worker, starting out cleaning houses, glassblowing at Libby-Owens Ford, and worked several factory jobs. She also ran several businesses including Bartels’s Cafe (twice), Bartels Electric, and in later years, the Colonel Manor trailer park and apartments. Her love for flowers and gardening would span for many years. She received many awards, including “Gardener of the year in Region 1” and “Best of show” in Henry Co Fair. She was also very active In the DerBlume Garden Club. Grandma “B” as she was so loving called, always had a smile for All and will be very missed.

We will honor her with “A Celebration of Life” in the spring as God gives us new beginnings of his love. This is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM in Hanneman Funeral Home, 24084 W. Second Street, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s honor may be gifted to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8074 CR T, Liberty Center, Ohio 43532.

Hanneman Funeral Home – Liberty Center is honored to serve Betty’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

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Celebration of Life
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Hanneman Funeral Home-Grand Rapids
24084 W. Second Street
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
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