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Bettie J. (Morris) Dickey

April 25, 1925 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 95)


Bettie J. Dickey

  OTTAWA – Bettie J. Dickey, 95 of Ottawa died 9:38 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2020 at The Meadows of Ottawa.  Bettie was born on April 25, 1925 in Clinton County, Indiana to the late Alvin and Veda (Hills) Morris.  On December 4, 1944 she was married to Carl B. Dickey, the love of her life lasting 75 years.  He passed February 21, 2020.

  She is survived by three sons: Kevin (MaryEllen) Dickey of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Daniel (Susan) Dickey of Lake Orion, Michigan and Brian J. (Karen) Dickey of Grand Rapids, Michigan; seven grandchildren:  Samuel Dickey and Mackenzie Dickey of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Collin (Ashley) Dickey of Birmingham, Michigan, Sarah (Joseph) Appleyard of Washington, D.C., Alyssa (Matt) Sierawski of Detroit, Michigan, Erika Dickey and Jason Dickey of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two great-grandsons, Grayson and Ethan Dickey (Collin & Ashley); two sisters: Susan Milner and Norma Grant; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Edwards. 

  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Marshall Morris; a sister, Margaret (Chambers) Vandeventer; a sister-in-law, Phoeba Morris and brothers-in-law: Dean Grant, Bill Milner, Donald Chambers and Lee Edwards.

  Bettie was a 1943 graduate of Forest High School, Forest, Indiana.  Upon graduation, worked at General Motors plant in Kokomo, Indiana.  Later worked at Avon Cosmetics and Kansas City Southern Railroad offices in Kansas City, Missouri.  After moving to Ottawa, Ohio in 1949, worked at the Putnam County District Library.  Bettie became a full-time mother to raise her 3 boys before employment in the Ottawa Glandorf School Offices.  Working as Secretary to the Principal at Ottawa Elementary, completing her 15-year career in the Ottawa-Glandorf High School.  She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa since 1956.  Past President and Secretary of the United Methodist Women.  Bettie volunteered for many years for the TUMC summer Vacation Bible School, Ottawa Elementary School library and St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.  Traveled 48 states on numerous vacation road trips with Carl, but most enjoyable was spending time attending school and sporting events supporting her 3 boys and grandchildren.  Bettie enjoyed sewing, knitting and most all crafts.  Carl & Bettie resided in Ottawa, Ohio for over 70 years, with 30 years wintering in Sebring, Florida.

  Private graveside services will be held at Harman Cemetery, Gilboa with Pastor Kathleen Hayes officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.

  Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

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Private Graveside Service

Harman Cemetery, Gilboa, OH
Old St. Rt. 224
Gilboa, Ohio 45875


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137 N. Pratt Street, Ottawa OH 45875

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