Betty Harriett Olson, 90, of Venice, Fla., formerly of North Kingsville, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
She was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Ashtabula, Ohio, graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1941 and worked as a bookkeeper at Union Carbide until her marriage to Richard Olson in 1949.
Betty and Richard raised their children, Judith and Christine, in North Kingsville, Ohio. In addition to being a mother and homemaker, she was an active member of North Kingsville Presbyterian Church and worked alongside her husband and family at Olson’s Bakery.
After moving to Florida in 1969, Betty volunteered her time to the Venice Hospital Auxiliary and Venice Meals on Wheels, and was a member of Venice Presbyterian Church. She was dedicated to helping others throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents, Carl and Betty Johnson; her brothers, Herman and Burt Johnson and sisters, Ethel Johnson and Hazel Yarletts; and her niece, Peggy Bjerstedt.
She is survived by her daughters, Judith Olson and Christine Batchelor of Venice, Fla.; granddaughter, Kathryn Amendolia of Ormond Beach, Fla.; grandson Philip Batchelor of Atlanta, Ga.; her great-grandson, Dominic Amendolia; her nephews, Tom and Alan Yarletts of Columbus, Ohio, and David Yarletts of Sarasota, Fla.; and her niece, Joanna Prillman of Sun City West, Ariz.
Services: A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a later date. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.