Betty J. Bridinger

Betty J. Bridinger, 83, of Tiffin, passed away Monday morning, July 14, 2014, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Tiffin, to Albert and Eugenia (Warnement) Raitz. She married Robert G. Bridinger Jan. 22, 1954, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jean (Jeff) Naugle of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel, Bradley and Gena; and her Jack Russell terrier, Grace.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert, in 2002; and an infant grandson, Christopher Naugle.

Betty was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a 1948 graduate of Calvert High School and a member of St. Francis Auxiliary. For many years, she worked for Mr. Wiggs and Heck’s department stores and enjoyed traveling and cruising, especially to Hawaii and the Caribbean islands. Betty also enjoyed playing euchre, pinochle and going out to eat with her friends and retirees from the store. But, most of all, she loved taking care of her family and her home.

Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.

Friends may visit and share stories from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass Thursday at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Francis Auxiliary or the Humane Society of Seneca County.

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