Betty Jean Conley
Betty Jean Conley

DELPHOS, Ohio — Betty Jean Conley, 87, of Delphos, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Otto Joseph Dolt and Olive (Rohr) Dolt.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Conley on April 25, 1948. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 2003.


She was a volunteer at the thrift shop at St. Peter Church. She was an excellent cookie maker and would bake enough cookies for all the businesses in town. She was a Girl Scouts leader, PTA president, president of the Marching Band. She enjoyed working with ceramics, was an avid reader and liked crossword puzzles. After being greeted, she always responded with “I’m thankful.” She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. She was first and foremost a homemaker but also worked as a secretary for L-Par Motor Sales.

Survivors include two daughters: Linda Sue (Vernon) Boggs of Van Wert, Ohio, Vicki Lynn (Randall) Rinehart of Delphos, five grandchildren: Amie Abbott, Steven Hittle, Ryan (Miranda) Rinehart, Robb (Angie) Rinehart, Tara (Jeff) Peters, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother: William Dolt.

Funeral services are Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church with calling one hour prior to service. The Rev. Angela Khabeb will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Calling hours are Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. to 6-8 p.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals Hospice, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Delphos Senior Citizens.

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