Hetta Rose Badgett

May 2, 1932August 29, 2011

Hetta R. Badgett, age 79, of Copley, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011. She was the beloved wife for 49 years of the late Howard D. Badgett.

Mrs. Badgett was born in Mellin, WV and moved to the Akron area where they raised their three daughters; Phyllis (Jim) Woodrum of Copley, Cynthia (Mike) Dolly of Akron and Amy (Jeff) Hemphill of Copley.

Mrs. Badgett also leaves behind her grandchildren Julie (Roman) Kovach, Jim Woodrum, Rachel (Collin) Miller, Brian Dolly and Kara and Eric Hemphill and her great grandchildren Alexis, Olivia and Alaina Kovach and Addyson and Audrey Miller.

Private funeral services were held. Burial took place at Rose Hill Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Mrs. Badgett’s name to VNS Hospice 3358 Ridgewood Rd. Fairlawn, 44333, or Crusade Baptist Church 2982 Copley Rd. Copley, 44321. Arrangements under the direction of Catavolos Funeral Home, Fairlawn, OH.


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Sharon Brustoski

October 4, 2011

I was Hetta's neighbor for 14 years. We would take walks in the neighborhood together when my children were little. She always made chocolate candies for the kids at Christmas time. I moved out 19 years ago, but we continued to exchange Christmas cards every year. When my kids were little we used to hid their Christmas presents in the basment of her house. One year we hid bikes there for the kids. After that, they never bothered to snoop anymore because they always thought the presents were at her house!

Hetta was such a sweet person. She will be deeply missed.

September 9, 2011

I was 3 years married, in my new house almost a year, with a new 7 month old baby when Hetta became my first friend in Copley. That was in August of 1973 and we continued our friendship all these years. She was not just a friend, but a mentor, helping me in so many ways, giving me her wisdom and perspective on a variety of topics. I will miss her voice, her Christmas and birthday cards, and her just being herself. She was who she was. She didn't pretend to be anyone but herself. And I loved her for that. And for her friendship over the years.I feel the loss but we shall meet again, in a better, no a perfect place--heaven.
Donna Cockrell

Elizabeth Badgett

September 8, 2011

I have known Hetta for 52 years,since I married into the Badgett name.As life has it,my home visits to her became fewer,but we talked often on the phone.We laughed many times about life and cried.I am thankful I had her in my path of life.She is in Heaven now.

Joan Beach

September 7, 2011

Well Phyllis it has been a long time since we worked together at Red Cross during the 1980's. We didn't get back together until 2005+ when I saw you at the Wadsworth Library. I retired on 9/30/10. I see you are a grandmother now.

My sympathy to you and your family on the death of your mother.

September 4, 2011

I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Judy and Joe Laurene

David & Debra Jones

September 2, 2011

To the family, we send our prayers, condolences and truly sympathize with you in your lost. Hetta was a sweet soul. We've been her neighbor for almost 20 years. I'll miss her wave and smile. And those many conversations we would have on the road side. May God bless your family.

Diane Caye

September 2, 2011

The Caye family sends prayers to the family. May your mom and grandma stay in your hearts and live on in your children and grandchildren. It is hard now but you will meet again,God bless.

Tara Robinson

September 1, 2011

To all my cousins and their families,
My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I have such fond memories of my Aunt Hetta!

Rick,Tracy,Felisha & Dorothy Badgett

September 1, 2011

To the family and friends we send our thoughts and prayers.Hetta was always such a kind and loving person.She is in our mermories always.