Betty Ann Ferrell


Betty Ann Ferrell, affectionately known as Nanny, 82, of Greenwood, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Sylvania, Ohio.

Betty was born Nov. 6, 1933, in Crossville, Tennessee, to Ridley and Myrtle (Quarles) Patton.

She was a 1952 graduate of Bedford High School, and July 4, 1952, married William Ferrell. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1962.

Betty worked for the Greenwood city schools in the cafeteria, as well as the Greenwood Police Department in the juvenile delinquent division.

She also took on the role as a house mom for students attending the University of Indianapolis.

Betty was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption. Betty thoroughly enjoyed all the domestic duties that come with being a homemaker, including cooking and baking, and she devoted her time taking care of her grandchildren and grandbabies.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Chester (Sheryl) Ferrell and Portia (Karl) Beer; grandchildren, Tony (Sarah) Ferrell, Emily Ferrell, Kyle Beer, Erica (Ben) Eisel, Katie (August) Allendorf, Kelly (Jason) Kaiser, Joey Beer and Jacob Beer; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Lilly Morgan; and sister-in-law, Nancy Patton.

Besides her husband, William, Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Fred, Douglas, Richard and Jerry Patton.

Family and friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora, Ohio, (419-644-3601), where a vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with Father Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Holy Trinity School, 2649 U.S. 20, Swanton, OH 43558.