Beth M. Kreager

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/15/2015 16:00:00

Willard OH 44890 9/16/2015 10:00:00

Beth M. (Oberhaus) Kreager, age 74 of Greenwich, Ohio passed away peacefully Saturday, September 12, 2015 at her home. She was born November 13, 1940 in Holgate, Ohio to Leland and Loretta (Baden) Oberhaus. Beth graduated from Holgate High School. She married Lowell Kreager, from Newark, Ohio, on December 27, 1961. Over the course of thirteen years the couple welcomed three children into their home and Beth set about teaching them love and kindness for others and a strong faith in God. Her children remember her as a kind, gentle, patient and caring mother who encouraged them in both actions and words. Beth was an involved member of the community. She participated in Grange, Home Arts Club, and served as a Girl Scout Leader and 4-H Club Leader. She was an active and dedicated member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Willard, Ohio. She served as the church secretary for several years. Over the years, she taught Sunday School and Bible School; was Sunday School Superintendent; volunteered through Lend a Hand and participated in a variety of Bible Study Groups.
She is survived by her husband, Lowell; Children, Janet (Bob) Kelley of Rock Hall, Maryland, Dean (Becky) Kreager of Newark, Ohio, Ellen (Dan) Van Dussen of Boardman, Ohio; Grandchildren, Dara, Ben, Colton, Shyla, Aidan and Maya; Siblings, Ruth (Harry) Scott of Defiance, Ohio, Jeanie (Don) Schlueter of Wauseon, Ohio, Lowell (Linda) Oberhaus of Morenci, Michigan, Mark (Deb) Oberhaus of Holgate, Ohio, and Tom (Joan) Oberhaus of Waukesha, Wisconsin; sister-in-law Iris Eppley of Zanesville, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Leland and Loretta Oberhaus.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. The funeral service will be Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, with Pastor Janet Wittenmyer officiating. A graveside service will be on Wednesday at 3:00 PM at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Newark, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Diane Anderson - Sep 15, 2015

So sorry to hear of your loss. Beth was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed talking to her over the years. My prayers are with you Lowell and your family.

Rita and Neal Carter - Sep 15, 2015

To Lowell, Janet, Dean and Ellen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. Beth Marie was an Aunt that was full of life and always enjoyed my conversations with her. She was so proud of her children always telling me what was going on with them. Your mom is now out of her suffering and is in heaven with the Lord.
Hugs from Rita and Neal Carter and Great Aunt Veneta Oberhaus

Bob Archer - Sep 15, 2015

Lowell and children. It is with shock and great sadness that I have learned of your wife and mother’s passing. Although it has been many years since we have spoken, I have thought many times of you and all the good times we shared. I am sure Beth will be missed and you all have my sincere sympathy.

Gary and Dottie Tosi - Sep 15, 2015

We are so sorry to hear about Beth . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shirley Oberhaus - Sep 14, 2015

Beth was a Spirit-filled sister in Christ. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. She was a loving and gentle soul. We can rest assured that she is wrapped in the arms of Our Savior, Jesus. Prayers of peace, comfort, hope, and love to each of you. Shirley Oberhaus

Phil & Nancy Kreager - Sep 14, 2015

Lowell & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Our prayers are with you all in this time of great sadness.

Mary Kreais - Sep 14, 2015

Lowell and family,
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom and wife. She always had a smile and kind words when I spoke with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Patricia Oberhaus - Sep 13, 2015

Lowell,Janet, Dean, Ellen and Families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will remember Beth as a kind, gentle lady.

Corinne Schlueter - Sep 12, 2015

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of my husband Jon’s Aunt Beth. She was such a nice lady and I enjoyed talking to her the few times I got to. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.

Greg McDonald - Sep 12, 2015

My sincere sympathy to all the family. Beth was a great lady and will be missed.