Betty J. Paulus, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:45 A.M. Thursday February 9, 2012 at Wayne Health Care Center of Greenville. Ohio. She was born May 22, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Russell E. and Weltha M. (Henninger) Townsend.
Betty was a homemaker and a member of the Rossburg United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Noah H. Paulus January 11, 1995. They were married December 27, 1938. Also by a daughter Barbara Ann Trent in 1962; sons in law David Thornhill and Bimmy Schmidt; brothers Warren Townsend as an infant, Lowell Townsend and Galen Townsend; sisters Shirley Laux and Dorothy Murphy.
Betty is survived by daughters and son in law Patricia and Thomas Baker of Greenville, Esther Schmidt and Karen Thornhill both of Greenville. Son and daughter in law David H. and Rose Mary Paulus of Greensboro, Georgia. There are nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; sisters Doris Paulus of New Madison and Jeanie Strawser of Greenville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 11, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Hospice of Darke County.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.