Bettie J. Bohnlein, 94, of Delphos, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on November 23, 1922, in New Bavaria, to Barney and Leah (Davis) Fenter. Both preceded her in death. On April 20, 1949, she was united in marriage to George Bohnlein who passed away April 14, 2006.
Besides being a homemaker, Bettie had worked for the Lima Telephone Company in the Delphos office until its closing. She then worked for the Citizens Savings & Loan until her retirement. Bettie volunteered at the Thrift Shop where she and her husband started the toy department. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross and St. Rita’s Hospital for fourteen years.
She was a member of the Delphos Eagles Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and CDA Delphos Court #707. She took great pride in her family and her home. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
Bettie is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane “Janie” (Daryl) Lucas of Delphos and a daughter-in-law, Dawn Bohnlein of Bryan; seven grandchildren, Nate (Laurie), Chris (Buneka) and Kurt (Stacey) Lucas; and Marianne, John, Julie Bohnlein and Krista (Will) Ribbens; nine great-children and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Randy, who passed away on October 13, 2014; and two brothers, Robert and Bernard Fenter of Napoleon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at Harter & Schier Funeral Home on Thursday, March 30, from 2-8 p.m. A VFW Auxiliary Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to St. John’s Parish Foundation or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.