Betty Lou Vegh went to be with the Lord on Sunday September 26, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. at St. Vincent’s hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was 89 years old. Betty enjoyed living in Perrysburg, Ohio since December 2020 with her daughter Becky (Vegh) Sterling.
Betty was born in Knoxville, Tennessee May 24, 1932 to Ernest Teachout and Gladys Keeton. She grew up in Detroit, Michigan with her sisters Mary (Teachout) Shepardson, Shirley (Teachout) Landstedt and Beatrice Teachout. Beatrice died at age two. Shirley died in adulthood from cancer. Mary is 95 and lives in Findlay, Ohio.
Betty worked at Sanders Candy Store where she developed her love for sweets. Betty graduated early from highschool at just 16 years old. She was a smart one! When Betty was 15 years old she met the young Hungarian preacher from Canada, Moses Vegh. The two established a bond over church services and ice cream sundaes. They married August 29, 1953 in Windsor, Ontario during the hottest day of the year. They often told the story about the candles melting before they were even lit! Moses and Betty went on to have six children: Deborah Sue, Thomas Dale, Marcus Stephen, Rebecca Lou, Cathy Jan and Michael Todd. The two spent 27 years as pastors of Hope Temple church in Findlay, Ohio where they built a close community with many dear relationships which continue on today. After their time in Findlay, Moses and Betty spent time in Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Clearwater, Florida, Budapest, Hungary and finally San Clemente, California where they settled down in 1995. Many games of Skip Bo were played in that home for 20 years. They continued to travel the globe to preach as Ambassadors of Hope, the name of their ministry. Betty moved to Sarasota, Florida for five years following the death of Moses.
Betty is survived by her sister Mary Shepardson of Findlay Ohio, her children Debbie (Robert) Olmstead of San Juan Capistrano, California, Thomas (Barbara) Vegh of Dana Point, California, Becky Sterling of Perrysburg, Ohio, Cathy (Randy) Alward of Washougal, Washington, Michael Vegh of Dallas, Texas, along with her 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her mother Gladys Winans in 1948, father Ernest Teachout in 1974, sisters Beatrice and Shirley, husband Moses Vegh in 2014, son Marcus Vegh in 2007, and her grandchildren Joshua Vegh in 1984, Duston Vegh in 1985, and Jonathan Olmstead in 2021.
Betty was a selfless woman who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. She was witty and had a heart for the Lord. She was extremely generous whether it be gifting cards at special occasions or encouraging an extra plate of food at a dinner party. She especially enjoyed fried chicken from Lee’s in Findlay and a Caramel Cashew sundae from Dietsch’s Ice Cream. Dinners at her home were always finished with Haagen Dazs bars and See’s Candies. She was able to cook and serve her family once again in Perrysburg where her home was filled with life and love from her Ohio grandchildren and young great grandchildren. She was able to connect with so many old friends from Hope Temple over the last nine months. Although she felt such peace at her home in Ohio, there is no doubt she was ready to meet her creator, “whenever the Lord wants to take me.” She was at peace.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband Moses in Lake Forest, California where a private family service will be held on Saturday November 20, 2021. The Vegh family wishes to thank all of you for your love and support of our family and our dear Mom, and Grandma Betty. Correspondence can be sent to Becky Sterling at 1836 Hidden Ridge Dr, Perrysburg, OH 43551.
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