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Thursday January 17th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Friday January 18th, 2019
11:00am

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Bettye Pauline Meeks

Bettye Pauline Meeks, age 81, formerly of West Manchester, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton. She was born January 21, 1937 in Carroll, OH to the late Charles L. and Mary E. (Miller) Schlotterbeck. Bettye was a 1955 graduate of Monroe High School and graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. She taught school at Monroe for several years, retiring in 1997; and was a member of Wares Chapel United Methodist Church in West Manchester. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Earle W. Meeks, who passed away December 10, 2018; and foster brother Harley Hanna. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Marye and Steve Heitzman of Eaton; grandchildren: Ryan (Renee) Heitzman of Dayton and Angela (Ryan) Chalfant of Richmond; great grandchildren: Emily, Alexa and Hayden; sister Charlene Driver of Eldorado; brothers Stephen Schlotterbeck of Okeechobee, FL, Richard Schlotterbeck of Lewisburg and Lynn Schlotterbeck of Palmyra, MO; foster brother John Hennemyre of Laura, OH; brother-in-law Darrell (Pam) Meeks of Eaton; sisters-in-law Jean Meeks of Eaton and Connie Meeks of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Wares Chapel United Methodist Church, 1060 Foos Road, West Manchester, with Pastor Laura Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Wares Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the church. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Betty andEarl Meeks will be missed from the Wares Chapel family but not forgotten. Mayre and family our deepest thoughts go out to you at this time. May God be with all of you. Sincerley,David and Marcy Hapner

marcy hapner Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bettye Meeks

marcy hapner Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

What a bittersweet knowledge in hearing of Bettye's passing. She is in her heavenly home with Earl and their Saviour. My heart goes out to each of your family as you mourn hers and Earl's passing so close together... Just as they would have wanted. Love to you!

Janet Woltja Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences,hugs,prayers and,love to all Love Donna and Ken

Donna Galdeen Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bettye Meeks

Donna Galdeen Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

It is difficult to imagine Wares Chapel without Bettye and Earle. They always made everyone feel so welcomed and loved, with their warm smiles that reflected their love of God and their strong faith. I especially have been indebted to both of them for the compassion and friendship they gave to my Mother, Peggy Sullivan and Sister Nancy. Marye, my heart aches for you Sincerely, Regina Sullivan Thielen

Regina Sullivan Thielen Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Meeks tutored me for several years when I was in elementary school in reading. She was very patient and compassionate with me when it came to my reading issues. She always greeted me with a smile. I contribute my love for reading to your mom. I was a huge fan of your mom. Rhonda Gilley Davidson

Rhonda Gilley Davidson Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bettye Meeks

Rhonda Gilley Davidson Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Marye, Ryan, Angela & extended family, We are so saddened that your Mother & Grandmother has passed on. It is hard to imagine Ware's Chapel without Bettye and Earle, as they will be greatly missed. There are so many good memories of them and their faithful service to the Lord. Please know that you are in our prayers that God will give you comfort and strength through all of this. In Christian love, Kay & Lon

Kay and Lon Swihart Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Marye and family, We are so sorry for you at this time but we know Bettye is happy joining Earle. They were so devoted to each other . The class of '55 of Monroe has lost a special couple. With love for all, Bob and Jane Somers

jane Somers Jan 15 2019 12:00 AM

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