Bette L. Frankhouser

June 20, 1921February 6, 2019

Bette Frankhouser, age 97, of Lima, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of February 6, 2019. Bette was born June 20, 1921, in Union County, OH to Jay S. and Ruth Rebecca (Houchard) Patch. On March 7, 1941, Bette married Eldon E. Frankhouser. Eldon preceded Bette in death on Jan. 19, 2014. Surviving are Bette’s children: Barbara Lou (Gary A.) Staley of Harrod, Richard Patch (Julia Byrd) Frankhouser of Heathrow, Florida and Rebecca Sue (John H.) Blank of Weston; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A son, Steven Edward Frankhouser; two great-grandchildren; and her three siblings, Mary Alice Schacherbauer, George Patch and Earl Jay Patch preceded her in death. Bette was proud and thankful to be the mother of four and a homemaker. She had been an invaluable executive secretary for Mr. John Rudolph of Rudolph Foods. She was a longtime member of Westminster United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., in Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with her grandsons-in-law officiating. Pastor James Neighbors will conduct closing prayers and graveside services in Salem Westminster Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, from Noon until 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Light, 592 S. Main, Lima, 45804 or the Lima Rescue Mission, 216 E. Wayne, Lima, 45801. Condolences may be expressed online at


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Rebecca Blank

February 9, 2019

A memory and a thank you.......Too many beautiful lessons my mom..Bette...and my dad...Eldon gave us....and memories that will last well beyond the four generations present to love them today. Whether a proud moment or a failure that needed fixed we have learned to live and love through their examples. .often actions much louder than words. This is also a Thank You to the gifts and skills provided to our family from the Siferd- Orians family. Also a public way to thank the hands to help us with her care from Memorial Hospital...Springview Rehab...and St Rita's Hospice .

Gene McCluer

February 8, 2019

Richie and Barb,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have already missed the funeral and visitation, as I just found the news. We share your sorrow, and pray for your comfort during these days.

Gene and Jean McCluer

Julia Shuran

February 7, 2019

To my Aunt Bette,
I have loved you forever! Rest well. Peace be with You. You will always be in my heart.
Love you,