Betty Lou (Yates) Burlile, age 83, of Findlay passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Manor. She was born August 31, 1934 to the late John E. and Alverta R. (Ries) Yates. She first married Jason Smith of Tiffin. She later married Lenard H. Burlile of Tiffin. She is survived by eleven children: Mary Lou Bryant; Sarah Sweet; Sue Wimmer; Paul Smith; Roxanne Cutlip; Lenard Burlile; Barbara Blakley; Mike Burlile; Diana Thompson; John Burlile and Jeff Walsh; 33 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant; three sisters, Elizabeth Vannest; Ruthie Snyder; Doris Kuntz and two brothers, Melvin Yates and Donny Vannest (uncle). Betty retired as a cook at the Woodland Restaurant. She was a member of the Eagles and the DAV.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME where the funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.