Betty Jean Hogrefe (nee Northeim), 83, of Brownhelm, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness.
She was born March 3, 1935 in Lorain and had been a life long Brownhelm resident living on the farm she grew up on.
Betty graduated from Brownhelm High School in 1953 and worked as a bookkeeper for T.O. Murphy Co.
She was a member of the Farm Bureau and Ohio Farmers Union. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard Hogrefe of Amherst; daughter, Julie (David) Hildebrandt of Brownhelm; son, Kirk Hogrefe of Huntington Beach, CA; granddaughters, Leigh Anne (Wes) Holmer of Norwalk and Kristina Hildebrandt of Norwalk; great grandchildren, Easton and Everleigh Holmer; and her sister, Donna Katonak of Fountain Hills, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Minnie (nee Abel) Northeim.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:30 am at Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.
Betty's family would like to thank Kingston of Vermilion, Mercy New Life Hospice, and Mercy ICU for their kindness and exceptional care they provided Betty.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Kingston of Vermilion (activity fund), 4210 Telegraph Lane, Vermilion, OH 44089 or Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
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