Betty Garver, 81, Paulding

Betty Louise (Grunden) Garver, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the Gardens of Paulding.

She was born July 20, 1931, in Paulding County, the daughter of Walter and Bernice (Copsey) Casper, and married Robert Ray Grunden on July 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1995. On Nov. 9, 1998, she married Richard O. Garver. He survives.

She was a member of Bryan Eagles No. 2233.

Surviving in addition to her husband of Bryan, are sons, Robert Grunden Jr. of Antwerp, and Larry Shaffer of Millersburg; daughters, Betty Andrews of Oakwood, Darlene (Dan) Knapp of Latty, Deborah Dougal of Paulding, and Kathy (Robert) Habern of Latty; 16 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; 24 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Dale) Taylor of Bryan; and a brother, Robert (Lois) Casper of Napoleon.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Rollan Myers and John Casper; a sister, Shirley Blair; a stepdaughter, Dawnette Aldred; a stepson, Ned Garver; grandsons, Craig Allen Bauer and Kevin Shaffer; and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Bauer.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Ben Lowell officiating. Burial was in Riverside Memory Gardens, Defiance.

Donations may be made to Gardens of Paulding Activity Fund; or Community Health Professionals Hospice.

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