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Bette A. Michael
Bette A. MichaelBeachBette A. Michael, 83, of Richwood, passed away peacefully July 7, 2021 after a long illness at the Memorial Gables in Marysville.
She was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel (Holt) Griffith of Richwood and is survived by her husband of 62 years, Larry B. Michael, formerly of Raymond and now of Richwood.

A 1955 graduate of North Union High School, Bette attended Secretarial College before working in various administrative roles, including 12 years at the Union County Auditors and Treasurers Offices.  She and Larry later worked for Roberts Express, a job that allowed them to travel across all of the United States.  Bette loved travel and particularly the beaches of Florida, where she lived at Coco Beach in her early twenties and again for many years at Dunedin Palms in Dunedin. Bette was a very active long-time member of Raymond United Methodist Church and a lifelong sports fan. One of her favourite activities was to attend the sporting matches of her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Cox and grandsons, James Michael Cox and Christopher Adam Cox.

Bette is survived by her husband Larry Michael, brothers Richard (Doris) Griffith of Richwood and Stanley (Mary) Griffith of Venice, Florida, daughter Kathy (Scott) Travis of Melbourne, Australia, son Dan (Jennifer) Michael of Richwood, son in law, Jim (Melanie) Cox of Magnetic Springs and grandchildren Jacob (Lauren) Michael, Lucas Michael, Karen Elisabeth Michael, Max Travis and Darcy Travis, and many nephews and nieces.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Raymond Cemetery, Pastor Todd Nordquist will officiate. Private calling hours will be held.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice at PO Box 613 Marysville, Ohio 43040

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Memorial Gables and Loving Care Hospice for their care and kindness to Bette and her family.

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#1 from: Audrey & Brian Rees
Marana, Arizona
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 4:59 PM

Those you love don't go away, they walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard,but always near,
so loved, so missed, so very dear.
Rest In Peace Aunt Betty...
Audrey & Brian Rees

#2 from: bobbie seiter
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 5:03 PM

One good friend, Always a fun time when she was in the room. We had many good times together. She well be missed.Peace be with you. Larry and family so

#3 from: Gail DeGood-Guy & Tom Guy
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 5:41 PM

Dear Dan and family.   We are so very sorry for your loss.  May God watch over you, your father and your family during this most difficult time.

#4 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 6:10 PM

With our sincere sympathy to Bette's family.  Fred and Rita Rubeck Parker

#5 from: Lynne Ledley
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 6:53 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family on Bette's passing.

#6 from: Norma Nauman
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 7:07 PM

So sorry for your loss.  She was a special lady and will be missed.

#7 from: Carol Barr
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 11:39 PM

Dan and Jennifer and family,
We're so sorry for your loss. We're praying for your family.

#8 from: Tami Lowe
Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 6:59 AM

Bette loved, loved her family. I recall so many stories she would tell us at work - so proud of all of you.  She is at peace.

#9 from: Beth Rea Scott
Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 4:08 PM

You're in my thoughts and prayers. I've known and loved Betty my whole life! I was lucky to work with her at the auditors office and remember laughing together often. She was a very special lady!

#10 from: Paul&  Betty Jo Shoup
Upper Sandusky Oh
Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 7:29 PM

Sincere Sympathy and prayers and thoughts be with the family.May she rest in peace.
BettyJo and Paul Shoup

#11 from: Ruth Kerns Plinke
Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 8:54 PM

Bette was a great role model. She was a major influence on my moral development. I love her and the whole Michael family. My prayers and thoughts remain with them.

#12 from: Jan & Don Smith
Ocala, Florida
Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 11:35 AM

We will always remember her with fondest memories. She and I graduated together from High School and again from Secretarial School. I in particular enjoyed her as a great friend in Cocoa Beach, Florida when we both worked at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Was able to see her and Larry when they came to Florida. Our heart felt sympathies to Larry and their families. Jan & Don Smith

#13 from: Nancy Shuster
Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 5:59 PM

Better always had a smile, I remember she always had a smile. She is in her heavenly places.May God bring you peace .Nancy Shuster

#14 from: Emily Holt Hobson
Columbus, Ohio
Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 10:44 AM

Larry, Richard & Doris, Stanley & Mary,
I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am currently in Kansas for my sister-in-law Marilyn is on hospice with bone cancer and suffering a major stroke last week. I am so sorry to hear of Betty‘s death.

Cousin Emily Hobson

#15 from: Cris Cantrell
Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Larry, Kathy, Dan, Richard, Stan and family,
You have all been in my prayers for a long time. Please know they will continue. I have such sweet and fun memories of Bette. She was the first one to teach me to drive out on country roads!! I remember a few Thanksgiving all together!! I love you all!! Cris

#16 from: Eldonna Holt McKinniss
Edison, OH
Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 9:05 PM

Larry, Richard, Doris, Stanley, Mary:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. May peace be with you through this difficult time.
Your cousin,
Eldonna (Holt) and Ernie McKinniss

#17 from: Judy Hall Baker
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 5:26 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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