Elizabeth Louise Garber, known by friends and family as Betty, aged 89, left this earthly home for her heavenly rewards October 26, 2022, exactly 29 years after her husband and love of her life Ray E. Garber.
Betty was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Olive Isabel and R. Douglas Winchell in September of 1933. Following graduation, she was a bookkeeper for Chardon Lumber and the Assistant to the Controller for Addressograph Multigraph. She met Ray in 1954 at Jack and Jill Ranch and they married in 1955. They welcomed their only child Linda in 1956. Betty and Ray built their first house with their own hands, on land given to them by Betty’s father on a corner of his dairy farm. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid seamstress and used her talents to lead a 4-H Sewing Club of 40 young ladies. Betty was very active in her small country church and served as the secretary/treasurer, choir member and UMW President. After a job transfer for Ray, she became involved in many activities at Waterville United Methodist Church and after a final transfer that brought them to Westerville, she became a part of the Church of the Master family. Betty enjoyed outings with the Westerville Antique Club and Church of the Master Out and About group. She was an excellent baker, cook and gardener and most of all loved to be with family and friends. Following the death of her beloved, she took up oil and watercolor painting and filled the walls of her house with her artwork.
Betty is survived by her daughter Linda Garber; nieces Revs Julie (Bruce) Osterhout, Sandra (Gary) Pillar, Elizabeth Krapp, Sue (Todd) Day, Amy (Jon) Smith, Laura (Olivier) Beraut, Heather Winchell, Alaina (James) Sorenson ; nephews Greg (Maria) Krapp, James Steven Smith, Todd(Heather) Winchell; sister-in-law Ina Krapp; brother-in-law Bud Scott; many cousins, great nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by husband Ray E Garber, parents Olive and Douglas Winchell, sister Shirley Scott, brother Alan Winchell, Sister in law and brother in law Colleen and Carl Grasham, brother in law Robert Krapp.
Gifts in Memory of Betty may be given to Church of the Master Music Ministry, or Church of the Master United Women in Faith.
Friends may call at Hill Funeral Home in Westerville 4pm-6pm on November 3. Graveside Service will be 9:30am on November 4 at Blendon Central Cemetery, and Memorial Service will be 11:00am at Church of the Master, 24 North Grove St. A luncheon will follow in Fellowship Hall.