EAST LIVERPOOL - East Liverpool resident Betty Mesler, 71, passed away suddenly at Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville, at 6:15 Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 2012.
Born on July 5, 1941, in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Jennetta Lowery Keenen and Lawrence Booth.
A Methodist by faith, she had spent her lifetime in the area and had been a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and doing puzzles, but by far, her greatest love was found in her grandchildren and extended family. Anyone who knew Betty, knew how important they were to her - if only by looking at all the photographs of them hanging on her walls.
Her husband, Curtis R. Mesler Sr., whom she married on May 31, 1958, survives her at home.
Also surviving are two daughters and two sons: Garnet Johnson, and her husband Troy, of East Liverpool; Trudy Mesler, and her companion John Higgins, of Wellsville; Curtis R. Mesler Jr., and his wife, Tricia, of Warroad, Minn.; and Randy Mesler and his wife, Erin, of Wellsville.
Nine grandchildren are left to cherish their grandmother's memory: Brandon, Becky, Tana, Brittany, Paige, Liam, Christopher, Cailee, Briana and Dylan, as well as two great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a sister, Faye Wymer of California; and four brothers, Ernie Wymer, and his wife Patty, of California, Rich Wymer, and his wife Donna, of East Liverpool, Clarence Wymer, and his wife Lori, of Lisbon, and Roy Keenen of East Liverpool, as well as a special niece and best friend Dottie Vance of Hookstown.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Friday, where the family will be present from 2-8 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Chaplain Linda Cormany officiating. Burial will take place at Toronto Union Cemetery.
Following the service, family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.
View Betty's memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com