May 18, 1927-Aug. 7, 2012
Betty Lou Eutsler, 85, of Spencerville, died at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born May 18, 1927, in Spencerville to Edwin and Mary Ellen (Adams) Heil, who preceded her in death.
On Aug. 26, 1944, she married John Eutsler, who died July 28, 1983.
Survivors include children Robert “Bob” (Suzanne) Eutsler of Spencerville, Janet (Thomas) Kroeger and Brenda (Dale) Hemker of Delphos and Rita (Steven) Barnes of Spencerville; grandchildren Sally Richardson of Middle Point, Kevin (Michele) Kroeger of Lima, Matthew Kroeger and Keith (Stacey) Kramer of Delphos, Michael (Nicole) Kramer of Powell, Jason Barnes of Spencerville and Dustin Barnes of Van Wert; stepgrandchildren Joseph Ruwoldt of Ohio City, Kathryn Wilson, Kristine (Tony) DeVita and Karen (Dan) Hittle of Spencerville, Thomas (Lori) Kroeger and Kimberly (Norman) Carder of Delphos and Laura Wright of Lima; and eight great-grandchildren, 21 stepgreat-grandchildren and four step great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John Eutsler, who died in 1969 in the Vietnam War; a grandchild; and siblings Belva Suever, Mary Burnett, George Heil, Roy Heil, Bernetta Havenar and infant sister, Kathryn Heil.
Mrs. Eutsler was a life member of First Baptist Church in Spencerville. She attended Spencerville schools, where she had been a cheerleader. She was a homemaker and had worked at H&R Block Co. in Delphos for 25 years. She was a member of the Gold Star Mothers, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 191 Auxiliary in Spencerville. She had been residing at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Pastor Jim Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home, where a VFW and American Legion Auxiliary service will be held at 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to John W. Eutsler AMVETS Post 698, Middle Point; First Baptist Church; or Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park.