Betty J. Gschwind

Betty J. Gschwind, 83, formerly of Fremont, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Arbors of Clyde.

She was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Castalia, to John and Alice (Hodgkinson) Thompson. She married Joe Gschwind Nov. 20, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 2, 1970.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela (Raymond) Franks of Green Springs and Vickie (Allen) Holcomb of Fremont; a son, Jack (Pamela) Gschwind of Fremont; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn (Gordon) Roach of Fremont.

Mrs. Gschwind also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kim Phillips in 2005; a granddaughter; and four siblings, Donald Thompson, Charles Thompson, Mildred Coonrod and Esther Gschwind.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde.

Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Forrest Kirchenbauer officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde.

Memorials may be made to The Arbors of Clyde or Heartland Hospice.