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Betty Marie (Azbell) Lehman

September 6, 1936 — June 5, 2023


Betty Marie (Azbell) Lehman passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023 at Crestview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Betty was born on September 6, 1936 to the late Clarence and Helena (Dugan) Azbell.  She attended West Elementary School and Lancaster High School, Graduating with the Class of 1954.

She was a member of Campfire Girls, Horizon Club and was advised by her art teacher (Fern Hansel) to become a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  She retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation after 33 years of service and her positions were Stenographer and then a part of the team in Duplicating.

She enjoyed Volunteer work after retirement, especially in the gift shop at Fairfield Medical Center by being a member of Twig 12 for over 25 years.

She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, serving as a Deaconess and enjoyed singing in the choir and later as a member of First Christian Church.  She was the oldest of 5 children and had many responsibilities looking after her brother and sisters and teaching them to be obedient! She loved them dearly and would do anything for them.   Betty loved the Big Red Machine, especially Johnny Bench and Pete Rose and was a fan of watching her Soap Operas, and loved to travel, Hawaii was her favorite!   Above all, she Loved Jesus!

She is survived by her brother, Joseph Azbell, who became her caregiver during her lengthy illness and sisters, Helen Azbell of Lancaster, Donna Azbell of Kentucky and her nieces and nephews, Randy (Amie) Azbell, Morgan (David) Woltz and their son Carson Woltz, Shelley Jo (Chris) Rohr, Austin (Andreia) Rohr, Kileigh and Kingston Rohr, Scott (Jackie) Ridenour, Nicholas Azbell and many Cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Beckey Jo Ridenour, grandparents, James (Nancy) Azbell, Pearl (Bertha) Nye, and grandpa, Thomas Locke Dugan.,  also her lifetime friend,  Barbara (Bay) Egan and dear friend Karen Tucker.

Caring Cremation® has taken place through the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, LANCASTER, OHIO.  No services will be held.

Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

The Azbell Family would like to thank the ones who kept Betty in their thoughts and prayers, visited with her, sending her gifts and giving her words of encouragement.

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