Elizabeth (Betty) Annabelle (Bowers) Hange

Born: Sun., Feb. 29, 1920
Died: Fri., Jun. 15, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 22, 2018
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 23, 2018
Location: Jeromesville United Methodist Church

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Elizabeth (Betty) Annabelle Hange passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 15, 2018 at University Hospital, Ashland, OH. Born February 29, 1920 near Jeromesville, she was the daughter of Hazel (Ingmand) and Harry Bowers. She married Harold Hange on March 23, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1993. Betty graduated from Ashland High School in 1938 and attended Ashland University before teaching private kindergarten for several years. She was later employed at A. L. Garber Company.

Betty was very active in community clubs and organizations including several garden clubs, Golden Serenaders, line dancing group, knitting cluband was past president of Jeromesville Methodist women’s group where she also sang in the choir. She enjoyed entering canned goods, antiques and flower arrangements in the Ashland County Fair. When her children were young she was active in Jeromesville PTO and was also a den mother for Cub Scout troop 511. She always attended her children’s school/sports events.
She is survived by 5 children: Phillip (Marie), Mohicanville, Don (Ann),Defiance, Richard, Mansfield, Melinda (Larry) Briggs, Ashland, and Stacy (Debbie), Jeromesville, 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation for Betty will be held Friday night from 5-7PM at Fickes Funeral Home with the funeral service to be held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 23rd at Jeromesville Methodist Church with Pastor Sue Chidley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the church at 40 North Street, Jeromesville, Ohio 44840 or the donor’s choice.
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Anthony Davis
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Grandma Betty will be missed by many. Rest in Paradise.

John Hickinbotham
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for Rich and family.

Adam Hange
   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
Eulogy For Grandma Betty - By Adam Hange 6/19/2018
I close my eyes, and can still hear the slam of that screen door,
and feel the rhythm of our walks down the lane, to fetch the mail,
I can still see your cat, Algernon, sunbathing on the Davenport,
Casting an untrusting gaze my way… justifiably so...
And I remember stepping across the threshold,
into your house, and how it was saturated with your colors,
how the fluorescent light buzzed and shimmered
Off your costume jewelry on black velvet creations…
And you, sitting on the gossip bench, by the rotary phone…
Hearing the whirring of the dial, as you set up your next appointment for a hair-do.
And can feel the crinkle of your dining room table, and chairs, all covered in plastic.
And the weight of that little table broom and dustpan.
Now that I have children of my own I know why they were as they were...
I remember eating my weight in graham bread at that table,
with so many stolen bites of honeycomb… or horehound candy…
We weren’t allowed sugar or candy, but rules can be bent if not broken. And they were.
In your kitchen, with cabinets to the ceiling…
Round the corner, past the fridge, in Tupperware stacked high on the counter,
Cookies, and crumbles, and so much pie… with ice cream.
From the basement deep freeze, Butter Pecan, and Orange or Rainbow sherbet.
It’s how we survived the hot summer days, before the arrival of your new window air-conditioner,
Whose buzz-like drone paired-well with the TV’s Lawrence Welk Show.
As we played Crokinoles, a board game that left my fingernails just a little sore.
You always wanted things to be fair at Christmas, but weren't’ afraid to beat a grandchild at checkers.
Making something out of nothing, you won ribbons at the County Fair.
With flower arrangements, and table settings, still-lifes, and 3-dimensional collage.
You sang in the choir, and danced in sequined dresses and orthotic shoes.
You did not go quietly into that good night...You went singing! Reciting nursery rhymes with gusto!
As a boy, I found it magical that you were so young and so young at heart...
A baby born on Leap Year’s Day. I couldn’t wait for the day I was older than you!
From your teens into your twenties, you lived life fully, with that life-light ever twinkling in your eye,
And now, at twenty-four...and-a-half… It’s fair to say you lived a full life.
And yet, you still seem gone too soon.

Janice Hines Ingmand Korintus
   Posted Mon July 02, 2018
Even after many years; pleasant memories of you and family still longer. Peace be yours.

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