Betty Jane Widau

November 17, 1924June 10, 2018
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Betty Jane Widau, 93, of Union County died Sunday morning, June 10, 2018 at the Knolls of Oxford Healthcare Pavilion.

Betty was born November 17, 1924 in Hamilton, Ohio to Bill and Lois Whitehill Arnold and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1942. She married the love of her life, Cecil Widau, on February 28, 1948. Since adolescence, Betty was employed at Oxford Laundry Service, retiring in 1989 as Assistant Manager. She was a member of Bath United Methodist Church and enjoyed bowling in her leisure time. Betty’s main focus was her family, providing love and support to all. She was the matriarch of the five generation family.

Betty is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Beverly K. Sizemore and Curt of Bath; Patricia C. Reuss and Dennis of Liberty; her daughter-in-law: Betty Jo Widau of Beavercreek, Ohio; her grandchildren: David Widau, Cheryl Widau, Curt Sizemore, Dan Sizemore, Goldie Groen, Michael Reuss and Matt Reuss; her great-grandchildren: Trent, Will, Ella and Lilly Widau; Maegan Peloe; Kendra and Kyle Sizemore, Cece, Evie, Ally and A.J. Groen; Karagan, Kameryn and Tiberius Reuss; her great-great-grandchildren: Abram and Wyatt Peloe; several nieces and nephews.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Cecil Widau, who died July 17, 2000; her children: Judy Ketcham and Randall L. Widau; her siblings: Leona Arnold Huber, Harold and Charles Arnold.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio with Pastor Malcolm Green of East Side United Methodist Church, Connersville, officiating. Burial will follow in College Corner Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. where memorial contributions may be made to the Knolls of Oxford Healthcare Pavilion. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Interment Friday, June 15, 2018

Betty Jane Widau

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Stephanie Houston

June 14, 2018

I feel so blessed to have known Betty at my time at the Knolls. She was always a joy to be around and her smile was contagious. I loved spending time with her and listening to her stories. She was such a beautiful person and I will miss her so much! My heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family and friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ashley Burns

June 13, 2018

I was lucky enough to meet and know Betty during her time at the knolls. She was always quick to greet you with a smile and warm words. I enjoyed our talks and found refuge in her presence on tough days. She was full of dignity and grace and will be greatly missed. My condolences to the family. Fly high Mrs Betty. ❤️

Bill and Debbie Collett

June 13, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. You and Dennis will be in our thoughts and prayers. May our Lord give you Peace and Encouragement during this most difficult time.
Bill and Debbie Collett, Land O Lakes, Fl

Debbie Rice

June 13, 2018

I am so sad to see this! Betty Spaghetti was one of the dearest ladies I have ever had the pleasure to have known. I met Betty when I worked at The Knolls. She loved sharing stories about her family and her life and I loved listening. Rest well my friend🙏🏼❤️