Betty J. Friend, 84, of Milan died March 2, 2010, in Gaymont Nursing Center, Norwalk.
She was born May 11, 1925, in Homerville, Ohio. She was a longtime member of the Milan Garden Club.
Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, Max Friend, whom she married Dec. 14, 1946; daughters, Linda R. (William) Muthig of Milan and Sandra B. (Terry) Meagrow of Norwalk; grandchildren, Benjamin (Sarah Brushaber) Meagrow, Jennifer (Douglas) Harold, Kristen Muthig and Alison Muthig; great-grandchildren, Emma Meagrow, Maxwell Meagrow and Aiden Harold; sisters, Bernice Frank of Lodi, Ohio, and Doris (Henry "Shire") Robinson of Ashland; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Luella (Dickinson) Yeagley; sister, Donna Cronholm; and brothers-in-law, Elmer Frank and Jim Cronholm.
There will be no visitation. Private family services will take place in Milan Cemetery with the Rev. Jamie Stewart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to one's favorite charity.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.