Betty Ann Meiring, 98, of Sidney, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 11:08 AM at Upper Valley Medical Center at Troy. Betty was born on January 15,1921, in Sidney, the daughter of Ormond and Anna (Bankemper) Blake, both preceded her in death. On June 30, 1939 she married William Schmidt, who preceded her in death in 1974. On March 12, 1977, she married Robert Meiring, and he passed away in 1996. She is survived by two children: Wayne Schmidt of Daytona Beach, FL., and Theresa (James) Ellis of Sidney; daughter-in-law, Violet (Ken) Taylor, of Sidney. She has 3 grandchildren: Lori (Jeff) Collins of Sidney, Mindy Francis and Fiance' Clarence Johnson of Sidney, and Bill (Debra) Schmidt of Sidney; two step-grandchildren Ed(Lisa) Ellis of Minster, and Scott(Ashley) Ellis of Woodstock, VT. Other survivors include, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, son William Eugene Schmidt, and daughter Carol Ann Schmidt, a sister, Rosemary Kopp, and brother Richard Blake.
She was a homemaker, and was also employed as a bookkeeper at Schmidt's Harley Davidson Motorcycle Sales and Service, during the 35 years her husband operated the business as the dealer. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Altar Society.
Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral home, 502 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 9:30 am to !0:30 am. At 10:30 am there will be a service for Betty at the funeral home, with Fr. Frank Amberger, officiating. Burial will immediately follow services at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt "'Thank You!," to Ohio Hospice of Miami County, and to the Landings of Sidney for their loving care for Betty and for all of their support. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to Holy Angels Catholic Church or Ohio Hospice of Miami County.
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