Betty Scheel, 85, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2012, at home with her family in Dallas, Texas.
Betty was born in Middletown, Ohio, June 12, 1927. She moved to London, Ohio, with her parents, Milton and Charma Cristee and sister Charlene.
Betty graduated from London High School with the class of 1945. She sang in the Glee Club and played the cymbals in the High School marching band.
While in London, Ohio, she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was active in youth activities and was the assistant organist. She also led youth “sing alongs” while she played the piano.
After graduation she attended Mount Carmel College of Nursing and graduated as an RN.
In 1949, Betty married her high school “sweetheart” George. She helped him make five company moves and worked in Doctors’ offices and Hospitals in Detroit, Dayton and Houston.
While in Houston she found out that things are “Bigger and Better in Texas.” Betty had twins, a Boy and Girl (Mark and Randi).
During their stay in Houston, they helped start a new church from scratch and named it Salem Lutheran Church. Betty played the piano while Sunday School and church services were held in a restaurant. The twins were the first to be baptized in that church.
Betty has been a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church since 1972 when they made their final company move here to Dallas.
Betty enjoyed spending time at South Padre Island with her family. She relives the many adventures spent with her four wonderful grandsons.
Betty is survived by her husband, George Scheel; son, Mark Scheel and his wife, Peggy of Houston, Texas; daughter, Randi Barnes and her husband Shepard of Farmers Branch, Texas; grandsons, Jeffrey, Gregory and Brian Scheel and Scott Barnes, and sister, Charlene Kennedy of Houston, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at SPARKMAN HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2611 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75225.
In lieu of flowers the family welcomes donations to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, hospice or your favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.sparkman-hillcrest.com.