Betty Berniece Bean

Betty Berniece Bean, 94, of Tiffin, died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at her residence.

Betty was born May 3, 1919, in Berlin Heights, to Edna (Sarr) Philbrick. She married Hallard E. Bean Sept. 7, 1938, in Fremont, and he preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1997.

Survivors include her four children, Larry (Mary L.) Bean, Thomas (Mary K.) Bean and Carol Digby, all of Tiffin, and Deb (Bruce) Geary of Bloomville; a special niece, Sharon (Jerri) Haver of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Betty retired from General Electric after 31 years. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Tiffin, enjoyed crocheting and watching the Cleveland Indians.

Betty also was preceded in death by her mother; granddaughter, Cindy Conger; and two brothers, Donald and Jack Philbrick.

A funeral for Betty will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-1221, with the Rev. Jan Kucera officiating.

Visitation for family and friends also will be one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or to the Humane Society of Seneca County.

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