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Elizabeth “Betty” Leasure (Beatty) Topliff
Elizabeth “Betty” Leasure (Beatty) TopliffRed Rose2Elizabeth “Betty” Leasure (Beatty) Topliff, of Marion, died peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2022 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Betty was born April 4, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late John and Esther Beatty of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Latrobe High School in 1946 and Ohio Northern University in 1950 where she became a devoted member of Theta Phi Delta sorority. Betty married the late Calvin Hastings Topliff on June 17, 1950.

Betty was a dedicated teacher for nearly 30 years, most recently at Ridgedale High School. Following their retirement, Betty and Calvin lived in Estero and Ft. Myers, Florida for many years. Following Calvin’s death in 2009, Betty returned to Marion to enjoy her growing family of great-grandchildren.

Betty was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church in Delaware. She was an avid genealogy researcher and enjoyed traveling around the country with Calvin and her family.

Loving mother, grandmother and “Great T,” Betty is survived by her family of three daughters, Georgia Mathews, Marion, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ (Ron) Rushley, Columbus, and Mary Topliff, Mill Valley, California; six grandchildren, Shayla (AJ) Hensel, Dublin, Spencer (Brittany) Mathews, Claridon, Clark (Abigail) Mathews, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Alyssa Mathews, New Paltz, New York, Alexandria (John) Caughell, Worthington, and Roderick Rushley, Columbus; and eight great-grandchildren, Cooper, Eva, Beckett and Griffin Hensel, Theodore and Whitley Mathews, Adelaide Mathews, and Corinne Caughell.

Graveside services celebrating her life will be held Friday May 20, 2022 at 11:00 am at the LaRue Cemetery, 9227 LaRue-DeCliff Road, LaRue, Ohio 43332, Rev. Vickie Doyle will officiate. A reception will follow at the Brickyard in Marion, 135 S. Main St. Marion, Ohio 43302 from 12 noon until 3pm.

The family asks memorial contributions be made to the Latrobe Historical Society, PO Box 266, Latrobe, PA 15650.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family

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#1 from: Karen (Sharp) Herr
Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 1:24 PM

Mrs. Topliff was one of my favorite teachers.   Sincere condolences to all three of her daughters and their families.  May God wrap each of you in his loving arms providing strength and comfort during this difficult time.

#2 from: Sheri Scott
Marion, Ohio
Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 10:58 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Topliff was a great lady and teacher. I was also honored to finish out the year subbing for her after she retired. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

#3 from: Mary Y. Lee
Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 3:46 PM

Sending my condolences to Betty's family. My husband and Betty's husband shared roots in Marion county and we exchanged information that we had collected over the years. She leaves behind an enormous amount of genealogy research but her greatest gift is the legacy of her family. RIP, Betty.  

#4 from: Nancy Hastings Spencer
McAlpin Fl
Sun, May 1, 2022 at 3:58 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy on Betty’s passing. We’re sorry to hear about it.
Nancy and Andy Spencer

#5 from: Cathy Rollison-Krist
Marion ohio
Thu, May 5, 2022 at 9:10 AM

One of the greats has gained her wings now. She was a great teacher, a mentor, a friend, a wife, a mother and a wonderful role model. God has gained a great lady and has certainly left a huge void in so many lives. Although she is in heaven she will never really be gone for she left  many wonderful memories for those she has touched throughout her life. RIP dear lady. Sending thoughts and prayers for strength and healing to her family.

#6 from: Carmen Stemen
Westerville, OH
Sun, May 8, 2022 at 9:07 AM

I had the honor and pleasure to meet Mrs. Topliff over the years as Libby and my friendship grew and can attest to her being a beautiful, classy lady! I send my most heartfelt condolences and know that she is always smiling down on all of you and your families,  with your dad by her side again! God will give you strength in the days to come to continue to honor their legacy in your beautiful families.

#7 from: Jeanne (Cramer) Walker
Mon, May 9, 2022 at 2:40 PM

Georgia I'am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

#8 from: Dorothy Clutter
Bucyrus, OH
Mon, May 9, 2022 at 5:06 PM

We were so sorry to read of Betty's passing.  We loved visiting with her when she was a neighbor to our Aunt Dorothy at Primrose and later when Martha Clutter lived there.  Such a sweet caring person.  Cherish your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Dorothy & Jack Clutter

#9 from: Pat Krebehenne
Thu, May 19, 2022 at 4:18 PM

Georgia - so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I know your family will sorely miss her. Cherish the memories. Your faith family and friends will get you through this difficult time. Sincerely Pat Krebehenne

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