Betty Carnahan

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7/26/2011 16:00:00

7/26/2011 16:00:00

Betty M. (Nye) Carnahan, age 84, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 after a 2 ½ year courageous fight with cancer at the Stein Hospice Care Center, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was born in Gibsonburg, Ohio on July 18, 1927 to the late Delbert and Lena Nye.
In 1944 she married Norbert E. Shiets and had 3 children. Later she remarried James Carnahan until his death in 2008. They had one child. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, shopping, cooking and spending time with family. Her favorites were holidays and her grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James Carnahan and a brother Delbert Nye. Surviving are her children, Patricia (Lance) Girand, Sharon (Reginald) Miller, Norbert (Lynn) Shiets Jr., and Marl Carnahan; a sister, Lois (Donald) Shiets; 2 brothers Richard Lenz and Gary (Bobby) Lenz; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Arrangements are under the direction of Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Sister Diane Hay - Jul 28, 2011

To the Family of Betty Carnahan,
Please accept my prayers of sympathy for your family at the death of Betty. I remember being with her at the hospital…what a lovely lady. She now celebrates the fullness of life, free of pain and discomfort.
May God be with all of you.
Sister Diane Hay

Barry & Karen Bezeau - Jul 27, 2011

Dear Norb, Lynn and the Shiets & Carnahan Family,
Lynn told us about your mother’s passing the other day. We knew her by keeping up with the family news through Lynn and we also shared a Thanksgiving meal together with her several years ago at Norb’s house. We remember her being very busy in the kitchen helping and preparing food. Evidently, she was good at that. What a blessing she must have been to your family over the years. We are sorry to hear about your loss and we pray that your memories of your mom along with God’s love, will bring you comfort at this time.
Love Barry & Karen Bezeau & family

Wendy Daniel - Jul 27, 2011

To the family of Betty Carnahan – I was sorry to hear about Betty. She not only was my neighbor but had also taught me how to paint at Calico Crafts along with Lou. May your faith, family and friends be with you during your time of need. God Bless.

Kay Mooney Cox - Jul 26, 2011

Hello,Pat, Sharon, Norbert, and Marl,
I am so sorry about your loss of your mother. I wish we had all stayed in touch better through the years. I think Betty lived with us and possibly helped Mom take care of me as a baby. If you are not placing who I am, my mom was Myrtle Nye Mooney, sister to Delbert, Sr. The last time I saw Betty and Sharon was at Grace Community Church in Fremont after a funeral–probably Delbert, Jr’s, although it might have been Jack Gries’ or Ginny Biehler’s. I wish we had stayed in touch. (I lived out of town for 36 years.) I would certainly come to her funeral if I knew when and where it was. I take it it will not be in the next few days.
Please accept my condolences.
Kay Mooney Cox
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Yvonne Hegedusic (Schneble) - Jul 26, 2011

Please accept my sympathy on the passing of your mom. I used to work with Betty at Calico Crafts years, and years ago. We used to have lots of fun together. Over the years I have lost contact with her, but she never strayed far from my thoughts. Please know she will be greatly missed!