Sep 3, 2015


Betty (Miller) O'Dell Peterson, 78, of Norwalk, died Saturday evening, June 2, 2007, in Twilight Gardens Home in Norwalk.

She was born July 17, 1928, in Spencer, Ohio, to Charles and Addie (Potts) Miller, now deceased. She lived in Greenwich for many years and moved to Norwalk in 1946. She was a member of Milan Baptist Church and was a foster parent to 246 children in her lifetime.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Peterson, whom she married Nov. 7, 1992; children, Robert E. (Sue) O'Dell of New London, William O' Dell of Monroeville, Cheryl (Paul) Breitigan of Norwalk, Jeffrey O'Dell of Norwalk and Scott O'Dell of Norwalk; sister, Lois (Bud) Teats of Greenwich; and brother, Ronald (Rose) Miller of Willard; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert W. O'Dell in 1986; and a sister, Evelyn Miller.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenwich. Pastor Jamie Stewart of Milan Baptist Church will officiate.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to Milan Baptist Church, 5199 Old State Road, Milan, OH 44846

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