Betty Eileen Echelberry

April 28, 1930 - October 10, 2020

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Greenlawn Cemetery
Plymouth , OH

Betty Eileen Echelberry, age 90, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Willows in Willard. She was born April 28, 1930 in Plymouth, Ohio to Harry and Wilma (Waddell) Chronister and a Plymouth resident all of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Betty was a member of the Plymouth First Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, choir member and served on many committees. She was a charter member of the Plymouth Area Historical Society. She was active in the Girl Scouts, Mother's Club, Plymouth Fire Department along with her husband, Kenneth. She also worked at Hatch's Dress Shop, Longstreth Memorials and the Plymouth Library.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Thomas) Rish of Shelby, Mary Jane (Robert) Whiteman of Columbus and Kevin Echelberry and friend Denise Hollenbaugh of Plymouth; 6 grandchildren, Jason Rish of Richwood,OH, Matthew (Kari) Rish of Holly Springs, NC, April (James) Horne of Powell,OH, Kortney (Randall) Wemple of Tipp City, OH, Kurt Echelberry of Tiffin, OH and Katelyn (Ryan) Curry of Grove City,OH; 10 great grandchildren, Dylan and Haley Rish, Brayden Rish, Austin and Luke Horne, Blake, Nicholas, Jackson and Kinsley Wemple and Callie Curry; brother, William (Shirley) Chronister of Plymouth, OH and sister, Patricia Baker of Plymouth,OH; brother-in-law, Robert (Ilona) Echelberry of Bucyrus, OH; 2 sisters-in-law, Wilma Miller and Vickie (David) Rohner both of Lake Placid, FL; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Echelberry in 1993; brother, Eugene Chronister and sister, Juanita Griest; 4 brother-in-laws, Byron Griest, Donald Baker, Lawrence Schell and John Echelberry; niece, Greer Rideout and nephews, Rodney Echelberry, Geoffrey Griest and Errin Echelberry.

Family will welcome you at the graveside service on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:30 P.M. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio with Rev. Linda Kaufman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth, OH or to the Plymouth Historical Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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arden kessler - Oct 18, 2020
So sorry to here this. Had many great adventures her. Couldn't have done without here knowledge and everyone she knew. Our loss Heavens gain.
Richard Russell - Oct 15, 2020
Kevin and Family - So very sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a gem - I always looked forward to our conversations in the kitchen during the Firefighter's Festival each year. Our sympathy to you during this time. - Richard and Amy Russell
Deb Kostoff - Oct 15, 2020
sorry for your loss, in my prayers
Jim Payne - Oct 15, 2020
Kevin, I know she must have been a fine Lady. I remember some of the stories you told about her and your Dad. I know she will be missed. Condolences to you and the rest of the family.
Janet Kemper - Oct 14, 2020
My sympathy to you all. Dolly was definitely a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace and may God cradle you in His arms during this time of sadness. Thanks for always making this outsider feel like part of your family!!!
Brenda Leal - Oct 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Pat - Oct 14, 2020
Not only my sister but my mom. What a wonderful blessing you have been to all who have known and loved you. We will miss you.
Don - Oct 14, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sweet lady she was..
Lindsay Dills - Oct 14, 2020
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am forever grateful to know parts of Bettys family. Pat, Linda, and Kevin you should all feel proud knowing how wonderful Betty has made you all.
Rose and Gary Pittenger and family - Oct 13, 2020
We are so sorry for you loss. She was a very beautiful sweet lady
Robert and Bonnie Hall - Oct 13, 2020
To Linda, Maryjane, Kevin and family. So sorry to hear about your mom, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your families. MaryJane and I were best buds in school from grade school through graduation so I have known her for the biggest part of my life. Remember the good times and keep your memories close to your heart.
Cindy ( Phillips) Lynch - Oct 13, 2020
Dear Kevin and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady.
Angela Johnson Rietschlin - Oct 13, 2020
Betty was one of a kind. She is one of my all time favorite co-workers. She has so thoughtfully sent me a birthday card every year since 1991. I will miss her laugh and sharp sense of humor. My condolences to her family.
Tom Johnson - Oct 13, 2020
May God comfort you all during this time of sorrow. Remember the memories and God bless you all.
Edna Albright - Oct 12, 2020
One of the Great Ladies of Plymouth!! Sending a peach pie to heaven for you!
Max and Linda Caywood - Oct 12, 2020
Linda and I send our condolences to all for the loss of a special neighbor and friend forever; your sweet Mom. She was a mover and shaker in all she did throughout Plymouth during her blessed and long life. We hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan Moore - Oct 12, 2020
Dear Kevin, Mary Jane, Linda and families, I am so very sorry at the passing of your sweet mother. Betty was one of what I like to think of as “The Grand Ladies” of Plymouth” - women who had a profound influence on those of us lucky enough to grow up there. A wonderful mother and wife, an involved citizen, a woman of faith and certainly an independent woman who was a mover and shaker in the community. I regret that I can’t come to the graveside service on Wednesday, but please know you all are in my thoughts as you celebrate her life. And of course you know your mom (and dad, too) were among my Mother’s most favorite “kids” ever! Love to you all.
Teresa and Randy Dilley - Oct 12, 2020
Linda so sorry mom has passed . She was loved by all what an inspiration she was to others.
Mary Jo Larick - Oct 12, 2020
Hugs and Prayers being sent to Kenny and Bettys children
Rose and Dennis Jaeckin - Oct 12, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a grand lady and we are so much better for having her in our lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Paula Sturgill - Oct 12, 2020
To all Betty's loved ones, we offer our condolences. All who shared in Betty's life were blessed. May knowing others care help you through this difficult time. Ken and Paula
Don & Tina(Glorioso) Shirey - Oct 12, 2020
Kevin, so sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was such a sweet lady. Kenny was sure to be waiting for her. <3
john justice - Oct 12, 2020
sorry for your loss, prayers for all her family
Ruth Ann Barber - Oct 12, 2020
Linda, MJ, Kevin and families, you have my sympathy for the loss of Betty. She was such a beautiful woman and will be missed. Hugs and prayers to all.
Beth Fenner - Oct 12, 2020
So sorry. Many thoughts and prayers to you all. Betty was such a sweet lady. Leonard and I send our deepest sympathy.