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Betty Jane Shank
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Obituary for Betty Jane Shank

Betty Jane (Demmy) Shank passed away peacefully at home on November 10, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born March 31, 1925 to Charles and Charlotte “Lottie” (Hupman) Demmy, the youngest of seven siblings—Geneive, Mabel, Arthur, Harold “Hep”, Woodrow “Roe”, and Virginia “Jink.” She and her high school sweetheart, Raymond Lee Shank, were married in Louisville, Kentucky, June 6, 1945, before he shipped off with the Army to Japan
to fight in World War II. A farm couple, they loved, laughed, worked and played as they raised three children together until his death in 2002. Betty was a homemaker, pie baker, sewer, quilter, doughnut fryer, party giver, peacekeeper, fun lover, memory maker, historian, laugher, pool queen, lifeguard, baby rocker, tractor driver, garden planner, food canner, partner, trip taker, good friend, chicken plucker, comforter, and all-around great person.

She was preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings, and her husband of 57 years. Left to
carry her memory are her children Peggy (Bob Zearfoss) Shank and grandson Lee Shank; Michael (Jennie) Shank and step granddaughter Lindsay (Erik) Augustin; and Gary (Nancy) and
grandsons Travis, and Tyler (Caitlyn) and great-grandson Eli Shank; brother-in- law Joe Shank; many dear nieces and nephews; and her many friends and fans.

Visitation will be held 6-8 PM, Monday, November 13 the in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 10 AM in the
funeral home. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery.

Donations may be made in her name to Make-A- Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, or
Vitas Healthcare.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503





10:00 AM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Cemetery Details


Enon Cemetery

260 E. Main St.
Enon, OH 45323


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