Betty L. Baer
Betty L. Baer

MIDDLE POINT, Ohio — Betty L. Baer, 89, of Middle Point, died at 10:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert, Ohio.

She was born April 14, 1924, in Van Wert, to the late Julia (Schumm) Buechner and Frederick Buechner.

Her husband, Ronald D. Baer, is deceased. They were married on May 6, 1944.


Survivors include children: Lynn (Sharon) Baer of Van Wert, Bruce (Pattie) Baer of Middle Point, Ronna (Dave) Kyle of Peachtree City, Ga., and Babett (Russ) Franck of Lake Wakes, Fla., 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Clair Buechner and Russell Buechner, and a grandchild.

She was a homemaker. She had also worked at Central Mutual Insurance Company and Carl Wrights Truck Stop. She worked alongside her husband for many years on the farm.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Van Wert and the ladies guild of the church.

Betty was a member of the Van Wert High School graduating class of 1942. She was a member of the Red Hats Society, an avid sports fan, and attended many sporting events in the area. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Van Wert. The Rev. Philip Zielinski will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.

Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preferred memorial is Vancrest Healthcare Activities Fund or Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.