Betty J. Baughman, 92, of Tiffin, formerly of Findlay, passed from this life onto her eternal life on April 10, 2018 at The Heritage Estates, Findlay.
She was born on June 3, 1925 in Findlay, the youngest of twelve children, to the late Charles and Margaretha (Gerber) Dietsch. She married Melvin D. Baughman on August 10, 1946, in Findlay, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1996.
She is survived by twin sons, Michael R. (Glenna) Baughman of Dayton and Melvin J. Baughman of Hayward, Wisconsin; a foster daughter, Wendy (Gary) Johnson of Tiffin; granddaughters, Danielle Baughman of Dayton and Sara Carpenter of Tiffin; grandson, Eric (Jessica) Johnson of Findlay and Michael (Stephanie) Johnson of Tiffin; great-grandchildren, Mallory and Aiden Carpenter of Tiffin, Kaitlyn and Mason Johnson of Findlay and Meredith and Madalyn Johnson of Tiffin; step-granddaughter, Jemella Hammons; step-grandson, Kyle Goetschel; and step-great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Charlotte.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband; seven brothers, Edward, Charles, Ernest, Chris, Ralph, Roy “Snitz” and Don “Johnny”; four sisters, Anna Dietsch, Hilda “Gilly” Bennet, Claire Ohse and Evelyn “Evie” Jensen; and daughter-in-law, Sue (Spalding) Baughman.
Betty was a 1943 graduate of Findlay High School. She worked at her family candy shop, Dietsch Brothers in Findlay until her marriage. Betty and Melvin were members of Trinity United Church of Christ in Tiffin for over sixty years where she taught Sunday school and was a member of Mothers Circle and Keenagers local organizations. Betty was famous for organizing and spear heading many events at the church including packaging Christmas boxes, funeral luncheons, and fundraisers. She volunteered at the former Betty Jane Center for many years as well as many other local organizations.
Faith and family were the cornerstone of her life. She devoted years of caring to her siblings in their later years and tirelessly gave of her time to others.
Her Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Trinity United Church of Christ with Rev. Kurt Blaufuss officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Burial will be private in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay.
Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, the Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.