Sarah “Betty” Elizabeth Arthur: December 6, 1925-March 5, 2017

Sara Arthur pictureSarah “Betty” Elizabeth Arthur, 91, of Lima, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born December 6, 1925, in Gomer, Ohio to John Thomas and Elizabeth (Peat) Arthur. Both preceded her in death. She resided all her life in Gomer until the last 7 years she resided with her “second” family at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Lima were she was very involved with their activities .

She is survived by a sister, Mary Ann (Tom) Syler of Alliance, OH; seven nieces and nephews, Bruce (Wendy) Arthur of Windermere, FL, Jack (Veronica) Arthur of Bryan, and Sue Ann (Ed) Bateman of Nelsonville, OH, Mark Syler of Alliance, OH, Scott (Sharyl) Syler of Louisville, OH, John (Beth) Syler of North Canton, OH, Mary Ellen Syler of Canton, OH,  9 great nieces and nephews and  4 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Arthur.

She was a member of Gomer Congregational Church in Gomer, a member of Eastern Star Trinity Chapter #16, and Lima Ladies Aux. Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was retired from Shell Oil Company.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and officiated by Pastor Jim Wilder. Friends may visit with family  at 11:30, memorial service  to follow at 12pm at the Gomer Congregational Church followed by private burial.

The family would like to thank the devoted staff at Elmcroft Assisted Living for providing Betty with her second home over the past 7 years. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Betty to Gomer Congregational Church 7350 Gomer Rd, Gomer, Ohio 45809 or the Second Wind Dream Program at

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