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Bettylou McFarlan
Bettylou McFarlanCrossBettylou McFarlan, 88, of Prospect, died Saturday morning September 14, 2019 at the Kingston Residence in Marion.

She was born on May 4, 1931 in Galion, she was adopted by her late grandparents William and Zetta (Giles) Wiener. She was also preceded in death by her biological mother, Genevieve Kirtland, as well as sisters Barbara Jean and Patty Ann.

On June 4, 1950, she married Robert O. McFarlan at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion, they were married 48 years until his death on April 17, 1999.

Bettylou started her working career at the Standard Oil in Bryan. She had also worked at the former Lauer Insurance in Prospect, and eventually retiring from the Buckeye Valley Schools as the Secretary to the Superintendent. †

Grounded in faith, Bettylou was extremely active in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Prospect. She was active in the bell choir, assisted with treasurer duties, participated in many of the ladiesí events, and even traveled to many District and National events for the church. Bettylou had a true servantís heart, she would often volunteer at Marion General Hospital. She was a known gardener who loved her flowers, as well as playing piano and completing large jigsaw puzzles. She and her husband had traveled to 48 of the 50 states.

Surviving are her children, Douglas (Norma) McFarlan of Chatham, Illinois, and Shannon (Cecil) Puckett of Prospect.
Also surviving are siblings William (Ann) Schwartz of Spartanburg, South Carolina, James (Pat) Kirtland of Dilwyn Virginia, and Jane (Jerry) Riedel of Galion.
Grandchildren Emily (Joel) Miller, Annie (Tom Jones) Allen, Ashley and Alana (Corey Hopkins) Puckett. Great-grandchildren, Riley Puckett, Raydan Knotts, Harrison Allen, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Thursday September 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Prospect, Pastor Scott Schnapp will officiate. Burial will follow at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 5-7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 200 East Water Street Prospect, OH 43342.

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#1 from: DeAnn Ballentine
Gahanna OH
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 1:31 PM

May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief!  My sincere condolences.

#2 from: Bobbie Evans Kilbride
South Florida
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 1:42 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sending comforting hugs to you and deepest sympathy to you and the family

#3 from: Jack and Evelyn Porter
Dawsonville, Georgia
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Doug and Shannon, I am so sorry for your loss.  I can remember how sweet your Mom was and telling all us kids to get of the alley.  Sending my prayers to you both and your families.  Evelyn Dix Porter 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

#4 from: Carroll Dix Bosse
Worthington, OH
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 3:59 PM

My sympathy and condolences to the family of Betty McFarlan.  Remember her quite well.  Sorry for her families loss.

Carroll Dix Bosse

#5 from: Carol Lauer Knoch
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Doug and Shannon and families,  My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother.  I remember Mac and Betty Lou fondly as they were great friends of my parents, Charlie and Marge Lauer.  May the Peace if The Lord be with you all in this trying time. 🙏🙏🙏

#6 from: Khai Scott
Kingston Residence
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 6:14 PM

Caring for Bettylou was a true blessing. I will carry the memory of her with me the rest of my life. I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.

#7 from: Rita Headington Parker
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 6:19 PM

To the McFarland Family - your mother was a beautiful person - always smiling and very caring.  With my sincere sympathy, Rita Headington Parker, EHS Librarian 1965-1996

#8 from: Harold Fryman  
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Shannon, Doug and familes,
We are so sorry for your loss.  Your mother was a wonderful lady.  Heaven got another special angel
when she arrived.
Just remember the wonderful memories before the terrible disease took her.
Dick and Ruth Fryman

#9 from: Linda Schmidt Creasap
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 9:03 PM

Mac & Shannon, my heart and prayers and love are with you and your families.  Your Mom was a great Lady. May God Bless You and Comfort You!!  

#10 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ†
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 11:17 AM

May the comfort of our Lord be with you as you mourn the loss of your mother. She was a fine lady.

Pauline Oehler
Tom Knickel

#11 from: Greg & Barbara Rice
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 2:58 PM

You have lovingly cared for your mother.  Treasure your memories from your best times. Knowing your motherís faith makes this a comfort.  Hugs!

#12 from: Kimberly Queen
Marion Ohio
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 6:06 PM

Such a great family she will be missed I know Shannon, Ashley, Alana and Riley I pray for you every day!

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