Betty Bernice (Barto) Metzger

Born: Tue., Jun. 17, 1930
Died: Tue., Apr. 28, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 01, 2020
Location: Truro Cemetery

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Betty B. Metzger, 89, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.    She was born June 17, 1930, in Columbus Grove, to Nolan H. and Leah A. (Williams) Barto.  They both preceded her in death.

On April 9, 1950 , she married Clifford Anthony Metzger , and he preceded her in death March 7, 2020.  Cliff and Betty started dating at the age of 14, and would have celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda (Roger) Kruse; eight grandchildren, Elaine (Michael) Kiene, Holly (Brian) Zarse, Natalie (Jason) Jay, Chad (Shari) Metzger, Ryan (Katie) Kruse, Aaron (Audrey) Kruse, Nathan (Becca) Kruse and Justin (Lelah Norris) Kruse; 23 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother, Gary (Sue) Barto; two sisters, Dorothy "Dot" (John) Humphreys and Jane Edwards, and two  sisters in-law, Judy Schroeder and  Martha (Leo) Cordonnier.

She was preceded by her son, Greg Metzger and two infant sons, Douglas and Randall; one brother Samuel Barto; three sisters, Joyce (Clyde) Core, Ruth (Paul) Schumacher and Nancy (Dick) Shafer, and one brother in-law, Dale Edwards.

Betty was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1948.  She was a member of the Columbus Grove United Methodist Church and a member of the Red Hat Society in Florida and helped to start the Columbus Grove Chapter.

Betty was the owner of Betty Lynn Dress Shop in Columbus Grove and The Pizza Barn in Pandora.  She was also a nurse for many years at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  She enjoyed herb gardening, genealogy and golfing. Betty passed that love of golf onto her grandchildren, by taking them to golf lessons.  She was known to the grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren as "Grandma Hot Dog".  She would sing "You Are My Sunshine" to them and on each of their birthday's she would call and sing, "Happy Birthday", to them.  Betty enjoyed gathering with family and no one ever went home hungry.
Graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020, at Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, with  Pastor Gary Ginter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bless A Bulldog at Columbus Grove Schools.

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Deb Basinger Stechschulte
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Roger, Linda and family,

My sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mom and the recent passing of
your Dad. This is such a difficult season in your lives to go through, but good you could enjoy many years together.

Deb Stechschulte

Susan Metzger & Bob Huth
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
To Linda and family: We are saddened to hear about your Mom. You have our sympathy.

Greg and Brcky Fuerst
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Linda and family,
So sorry to see this posting today. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Greg and Becky

Jim and Kay (Williams) McBride
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Our hearts and Sympathy go out to the family. I Am a cousin and we graduated with Joyce. My Brother Bud was a Classmate with Betty and did research with her. We had some great times in Florida. God Bless

Rhonda McGinnis
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
I enjoyed working with both Cliff and Betty, at MMH. They were such kind and loving people. I loved during special activities that they would be sitting together and always holding hands. They truly loved each other. My thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with their love ones during this difficult time. God Bless you all!

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