Bette J. Lewis, 86, of Sandusky, died Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 31, 1920, in Sandusky and was a 1938 graduate of Sandusky High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Streiffert Public Accountant in Sandusky until her retirement. Prior to that, she worked at Periodical Publishers. Bette was a member of St. Stephen United Church of Christ, Sandusky.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Connie) Lewis of Fort Myers, Fla., and Terry (Linda) Lewis of Sandusky; three daughters, Sandra (Don) Streiffert of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Linda (Thomas) James and Shari (Raymond) LaMarca, both of Sandusky; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her three beloved cats: Toby, Patches and Bubby; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Lewis in 1968; one granddaughter, Amanda Lewis in 1982; her parents, William and Adah (Hofacker) Werner; and two sisters, Beatrice Werner and Virginia Kromer.
Private committal services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakland Cemetery Chapel, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky, with the Rev. Ken Heintzelman officiating. A celebration of Bette's life will follow from 4-7 p.m. at Sandusky Eagles, 1235 W. Perkins Ave.
Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.