Betty Charlotte (Pollard) Houseman, 70, of Sandusky, passed away on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center after an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1942, in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late James and Lesie (Lute) Pollard.
Betty was a caregiver, homemaker, wife and mother. She loved collecting, listening to music, making crafts, and joking and laughing. Her cooking brought the whole family together.
Betty is survived by her husband, Max Houseman, whom she married July 5, 1992; children, Sharon (Kim) Testa, of Port Clinton, Don (Hutchinson) Airey, of Illinois, and Woody (Barb) Hutchinson, Bobby (Marvel) Hutchinson, Mary Jane (Gerald) Crayton, and Shane Grimm, all of Sandusky, and Scott Grimm, of Port Clinton; numerous grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen (Hutchinson) Cornell, in 1993; her parents; and brothers, Harold, Milfred, Mansford, and “Peanut” Pollard.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, until funeral services at noon at Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Stein Hospice Chaplain Melvin Sayler will officiate. Burial will follow in Elliston Cemetery, Benton Twp., Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.