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BettyLou Forbess
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BettyLou Forbess, 90, of Fostoria, passed away at 7:09 pm Wednesday December 27, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 10, 1927 in Findlay to the late Willard P. and Freda M. (Ball) Hay. She married Dale Lloyd Forbess August 3, 1947 at the Evangelical First Reform Church, Fostoria and he died August 9, 2008.

Surviving are children, DeaLynn (Kevin) Keckler, Fostoria and Dewey L. (Kirsten) Forbess, Wasilla, Alaska; grandchildren, Kevin R. Keckler Jr., Kristyn D’Nae Talley and Christopher W. Forbess; great-grandchildren, Caleb Twining, Andrea Keckler, Caden Twining, Blain Keckler, Alexzandra, Kyah, Addisyn, Braylee and Ceegan Talley, Millie and Zain Forbess. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Willard R. “Bill” Hay and Frederick L. “Bud” Hay.

BettyLou attended Fostoria City Schools and later earned a double bachelors degree in social work and business administration from the University of Findlay. She was a manager and junior bowling coach at Midtown Bowling Lanes, Fostoria in the late 60’s and then worked as a manpower scheduler at Atlas, Fostoria. She had also been a social worker for VOCA and a 20 year employee of Circle K, Fostoria.

She was a member of the Fostoria Eagles, an avid card player and patiently worked jigsaw puzzles. She wasn’t afraid of challenges or trying new things, she went skydiving with her son Dewey at age 56. BettyLou dearly loved her family and will be greatly missed.

Visitation is Thursday January 4, 2018 from 3-5 pm at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Funeral service is 11 am Friday at the funeral home with Rev. David Burdick presiding. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Fostoria United Veterans c/o the funeral home.

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