Betty Jo Ridgway, 75

Betty Jo Ridgway, 75 years, of West Unity, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Advanced Specialty Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. Betty was born December 9, 1944 in Bryan, Ohio, the daughter of the late Helen P. (Fischer) Hartman. She married Rex J. Ridgway on September 2, 1961 in Angola, Indiana and he survives. Betty worked as an inspector at Dana Corporation until she retired. She previously worked at Allied Moulded Products Incorporation. She was a member of the Montpelier Church of Christ. Betty was a founding member of the Williams County Doll and Teddy Bear Club; secretary of the Williams County Rabbit Club and a member of the Williams County Saddle Club. Along with her husband, Rex, she was active in the Williams County Fair. Betty and Rex raised various breeds of rabbits along with breeding and boarding horses on their farm in rural West Unity. In her free time, Betty enjoyed painting china, ceramics, and spending time with her family.

Surviving is her husband, Rex Ridgway of West Unity, Ohio; four children, Andrew L. (Brenda) Ridgway of Defiance, Ohio, Anthony R. Ridgway of West Unity, Ohio, Adam K. (Tessy) Ridgway of Defiance,, Ohio and Audra Jo (John) Holmes of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Cassandra (Mike) Lang of Columbus, Ohio, Caleb (Davelle Garratt) Ridgway of Las Vegas, Nevada, Devin (Tracy Cook) Ridgway of Defiance, Ohio, Benjamin Ridgway of Wooster, Ohio, Zachary Ridgway of Defiance, Ohio, Ryan Noggle  of Columbus, Ohio and Stephan Noggle of West Unity, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Ariana Lang. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; one great-granddaughter, Vanora Hope Lang; two brothers, Jack Hartman and Robert Hartman.

To honor Betty’s wishes there will be no visitation or service held. Arrangements by Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio.

The family asks those remembering Betty to make memorial contributions to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.

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