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Betty Jean (Stewart) Pawlikowski

On July 17, 2016 Betty Jean (Livensparger) (Stewart) Pawlikowski passed away in Hospice of Northwest Ohio. One of ten siblings, she was the daughter of Bessie and Orville Livensparger, born in Edon, Ohio on December 8, 1925.

Betty loved and cherished her family and friends and will be remembered as a kind woman with a very giving and caring nature. She was always looking for ways to serve others, putting family and friends above herself. She especially enjoyed hosting large family gatherings, attending family reunions, later in life regularly visiting friends who were home bound, and even traveling long distances to see great grandchildren. She was truly devoted to family and friends.

Betty enjoyed working outside the home and had two long careers, the first at Pilliod Cabinet Company in Swanton, Ohio, where she established many lifelong friendships. The other, Bettinger Farms, in Swanton where her love of flowers and nature was the perfect environment for her. She held dear her friendships with those with whom she worked, like Marie and Debbie Bettinger and was still working and enjoying it at age 89. Betty was also a creature of habit and devoted to her friends as evidenced by the decades of regular Friday morning gatherings with the ladies and her good friend Shirley Gigax when she got her hair done.

Betty was preceded in death by her first husband of 26 years John Stewart, her second husband of 39 years Paul Pawlikowski, daughter Kristy (Stewart) Rowland, her parents, and brothers Marion, Orville Jr., Gerald, Richard Dale and James Livensparger. She is survived by her children Scott (Rita) Stewart, Jayne (Gary) Treater, Dale (Becky) Stewart, step-daughters Jessica (Mike) Mettler and Juliet Oppenlander, sister Helen (Orren) Van Zile, sister-in law Sharon Livensparger, brothers Robert (Mary), Marlin (Karol) and Stuart (DeAnn) Livensparger, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and many special friends.

Family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut Street in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a service celebrating Betty's life will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The family would like to thank the kind and loving staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and in lieu of flowers would ask that you consider a donation to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Residence: Holland, Ohio

Visitation: Thursday, July 21st from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swnaton

Funeral Service: Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home

Interment: Private

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I remember all the good times as a child visiting with Betty and Grandpa. I am so grateful that I had an opportunity to spend time with her last year. She was a wonderful lady and she will be missed a great deal. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I wish we could be there at this time of sorrow. Love to everyone.

Marilyn & Ken Hensel Jul 21 2016 12:00 AM

To Betty's family, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I worked with Betty at Pilliods she was such a pleasant lady

Helen Mccauley Jul 20 2016 12:00 AM

Betty was one of my ALL time Favorites, not only as a client, but a forever friend. She was classy, always wanting to look her best from head to toe. Especially when there was a special day coming, (such as a grandchilds wedding) We at the beauty shop will miss her so much, she used to bring us Mcdonalds coffee every Fri. morn. We especially liked it when her daughter, Jayne brought her, then came homemade cobbler, or cake to go with our coffee. She was sooo giving, to everyone. And her sense of humor made us all laugh. I too will will miss her much, but cherish her memory always. My sympathy and prayers to her family, but we know she is in better place. God Bless you all through the coming days.

Shirley Gigax Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM

I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was an amazing woman. May God give you all the strength you will need in the days ahead. Keeping you in my thoughts and Prayers.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

I am honored and blessed to have known Betty! She was truly a blessing in our life. I will miss her dearly! Remembering her gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts.May she rest in peace! Xoxo

Brian & Deborah Bettinger & family Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM