Wauneta R. Betscher, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, May 26 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial for 80 year old Wauneta R. Betscher will be Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Simple Room or in the form of masses. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Wauneta Ruth, daughter of Clarence Bourquein and Mabel (White) Bourquein, was born in Harrison, OH on June 12, 1934. She married John Joseph Betscher on June 9, 1956 in Harrison. They have enjoyed 59 years together. John survives as do their five children: John M. Betscher of Decatur, IL; Anne Betscher of Greenville; Paul Betscher of University City, MO; Susan (Duane) Peterson of Peoria, IL; and Josie McGrory of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her brother Willard Bourquein of Harrison, OH and her sister-in-law Marilyn Bourquein of Harrison, OH and her aunt Ruth Darling of Lawrenceburg, IN.
Wauneta was the loving grandmother of 12: Maggie (Mickey) Chabak, Julie (Eric) McClelland, Natalie (Kyle) Orne, Morgan, Jeff, and Colton Betscher, Joseph and Daniel Baumberger, Mary, Claire, and Tom Peterson, and Hannah McGrory.
Wauneta grew up in Harrison, OH and earned a BS in Education from Ohio State University. She taught kindergarten in Columbus, OH and special education at Greenville Elementary School. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, serving as treasurer of the Ladies’ Society and on numerous committees throughout the years. She was a member of the Greenville Shakespeare Club, the Tuesday Bridge Club, the Bond County Retired Teachers, the Hospital Auxiliary, and the Friends of the Library.
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