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Thursday January 13th, 2022

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Thursday January 13th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Greenlawn Memorial Park
Thursday January 13th, 2022

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Betty Van Fossen

Betty Van Fossen, 78, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

Betty was born on Thursday, May 20, 1943 in Barnesville, OH to the late Irvin and Florence (Clift) Carpenter and lived in the Norton area since 1966. She was a faithful member of Barberton Church of Christ. She sold Avon for 37 years and loved crocheting; making many Afghan blankets for family and friends over the years.

Along with her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her sister, Patsy Froelich; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Helen Van Fossen. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John; children, Peggy (David) Cross, Barbara Scarito, Dennis (Angela) Van Fossen Sr., and Sherri (Michael) Lewis; grandchildren, Dean Jr. (Emily), Nicole (Marty), Ashley (Mike), Dennis Jr. (Emily), Nicholas (Courtney), Andrew (Jessica), Kaitlyn (Luke), Logan (Ashley), and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Lennan, Jamison, Reid, Kinsley, and Ellis; brother, Irvin (Bonnie) Carpenter Jr.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Joyce Van Fossen; brothers-in-law, Donald Van Fossen, and Tom Froelich; and many other loving family and friends.

Funeral Service will be 12:00 pm, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at Bacher-Moore Funeral Home 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, OH 44203 with Preacher Keith Welch, Officiant. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Betty's final resting place will be Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio.

Due to Covid-19, we request that those attending the Funeral Service and/or Visitation will practice social distancing and wear face masks. If you are unable to attend, we understand. Your love and prayers will be appreciated.

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A candle was lit in memory of Betty Van Fossen

Sherri Lewis Jan 14 2022 3:27 PM

Deepest sympathyto the Van Fossen family, We have many happy memories of Betty visiting our home in Barnesville and good times at the Clift reunions. She was a great lady. May God grant her eternal rest.
The Knox Family

Bill Knox Jan 13 2022 8:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Van Fossen

Dennis, Emily & Ellis VanFossen Jan 13 2022 7:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Van Fossen

Donna, George and Sapphire Jan 12 2022 7:54 PM

To the Van Fossen family,
We have many happy memories of our cousin Betty visiting our Barnesville home and great times at the Clift reunions. May God bless and keep you all and grant Betty eternal rest.
The Knox family
Connie, Suzi, Bill & John

Knox Family Jan 12 2022 5:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Van Fossen

Max, Cathy, Lacy and Jonathan Jan 12 2022 9:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Van Fossen

Peggy Cross Jan 12 2022 12:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Van Fossen

Cereta Thornton-Grimes Jan 11 2022 6:36 PM

We have so many great memories of Betty and her family. We were so lucky to have her as our next door neighbor. She would and did do anything for us. She was there for me when we needed to care for my mom and didn't blink an eye when we asked to care for a baby as well. Betty was always there willing to do whatever it took for everyone. Betty was one of the kindest people we have had the privilege to know. We will miss you.

Greg and Chris Wnoroski Jan 11 2022 5:46 PM

John and Family
I am so very sorry for your loss. I looked up to my beautiful, older cousin from the time I was a little girl and I continued to try and model her into adulthood. She was such a wonderful example of a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. I always looked forward to her Christmas letters in her cards.

Debbie Clift Myers Jan 11 2022 1:10 PM

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