Betty J. Nussbaum

Betty J. Nussbaum

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Betty J. Nussbaum, 80, of Ontario, passed away Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, at her home. She was born October 4, 1936, in Lucas, Ohio, to the late George and Pauline (Flenner) Smith.

She graduated from Lucas High School in 1954. Her love of children was a perfect fit for her 35 year career as an Administrative Assistant, beginning with Ontario Local Schools and ending with her retirement from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center. In her earlier years, she worked for Braniff Airlines in Kansas City before becoming a permanent Ohio resident. A loving, kind, patient, and generous woman, she was the center of her family. Betty lived a well-ordered life and was gracious to all she met. Betty's giving nature extended to volunteering at Mansfield Christian Elementary School Cafeteria and OhioHealth Gift Shop.

Betty was independent and always active. Her favorite way to spend time included golfing, reading, and being at Lake Erie. She enjoyed watching sports on television and on the bleachers watching her grandchildren. Of course, the most special memories came from spending time with her family and friends. She felt blessed to have so many loved ones living near her, allowing her to be very active in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy (Gary) Cooper, Janet (Sam) VanCura and Carla (Bix) Sluss, all of Ontario; eight grandchildren, Jodi (Matt) Wentz of Mansfield, Adam (April) Cooper of Cincinnati, Kelly (Tom) Scholl of Columbus, Tim (Cassie) VanCura of Lexington, Chase VanCura of Mexico City, Grant Sluss of Mansfield, Megan (Justin) Joseph and Austin Sluss, both of Columbus; and eleven great- grandchildren, Cooper, Jaci, Cori, and Canaan Wentz, Reggie, Willa, and Penny Cooper, Carson, Braxton, and Riley Scholl and Carmen VanCura. Betty is also survived by a sister, Marge Smith of Lucas; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Smith of Mansfield; a brother-in-law, Dan Iceman of Mansfield; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Nussbaum; four brothers, Robert, Charles, Donald and Kenneth Smith; and two sisters, Bessie Smith and Shirley Iceman.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service conducted by Rev. David Root will follow at 12:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Mansfield Memorial Park at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Foundation.

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.wappner.com

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