Betty Lou Chrostowski, 72, of Wooster, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Wooster Community Hospital following a sudden illness.
Betty was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Cameron, Monroe County, Ohio to the late George and Armenda Mae (Moore) Vaness and for the past 38 years shared her life with her companion, James “Jimmy” Johnson. She retired from Nabisco Brands in Seville after 30 years and had made her home in Creston prior to moving to Wooster in 1982. Betty enjoyed canning, tending to her flowers, camping and spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her companion, Jimmy; children, Mary Gunn of Creston, Sandy Chrostowski, Ed (Angie) Chrostowski and John Chrostowski all of Wooster and Mark (Mary) Johnson of Delaware; grandchildren, Morgan Gunn, Tyler (Dedra) Chrostowski, Chelsea Chrostowski, Cody Chrostowsi and Cameron, Christopher, Colton, Corey and Chad Johnson; 5 great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Ray Vaness and Ralph Vaness both of Rittman, Gladys Mowery of Cameron, Sylvia Hoke of Beallsville, Martha Holiday of Creston and Boyd Vaness her twin brother of Cameron and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 11 brother and sisters.
Services will Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Rev. Jerry Hackworth officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 4500 Rockside Rd, Suite 440, Independence, OH 44131.
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Name: Hazel Morris
We would like to extend our sympathy to the family as they deal with this difficult time in their lives. May God grant them comfort in the days to come. Aunt Betty will be truly missed by so many.
Name: Shari Salmons
To Jimmy and family my deepest prayers and sympathies go out to you. I have been your neighbor for 11 years and have always enjoyed your company. Betty will be missed. Just know your neighbors are here for you. Take care of yourself.
Name: Amy Crow
Dear Jimmy, Mary, Sandy, Eddie, and John
It is hard to believe I am writing a sympathy message to all of you as I just saw Jimmy, Mary and Eddie extending their sympathies etc at my dad's calling hours just a few weeks ago and know seeing you was wonderful. You have no idea what it meant to see you at my dad's calling hours. I am so sorry for your loss as I can truly say I know what you are going through and experiencing.
As kids growing up as neighbors there are only fond memories and good times to remember. I am not sure due to work I will be able to make the viewing or funeral. Should I not show up know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this journey in the loss of your mother and to Jimmy your long time companion.
Name: Susan Vance
In loving memory of Aunt Betty, she will be missed so dearly. I always think of her smiling. She will be a part of us always. I know your hearts are broken.
Name: Randy Vaness
I am very sorry to hear about Aunt Betty passing. She was a great person always smiling and happy to see people.
I enjoyed working with her 17 years at Nabisco. She was a hard worker and everyone enjoyed her company. She will be missed.
Name: Lloyd and Cindy Eshler
Mary and family, our deepest condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Name: Denise Dhayer
Mary and Morgan,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and Grandma. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time. Cherish and hold on to the good memories, they will get you through your days as you miss her.