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Breitenbach-Anderson Funeral Home

517 South Sutphin Street, Middletown, OH

OBITUARY

Elizabeth "Betty" Yelton

February 1, 1921October 11, 2019
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Elizabeth “Betty” Yelton, 98, of Middletown passed away at 11:55 am Friday, October 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born February 1, 1921 in Cato, New York to the late Edward and Lucy (Durkee) Hopkins. She married Raymond Yelton and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1990. Survivors include two daughters, Noralie Brower of Piqua, Mary Jo Breeden of Cumming, Georgia; granddaughters, Shawna (Jim) Hite of Brentwood, Tennessee, Raena (John Scott) Sherrill of Nashville, Tennessee; four great-grandsons, Riley Butler, Max Butler, Peter Sherrill, Spencer Sherrill; a great great granddaughter, Coral Butler; three nephews, Fred Hubbard of Cato, New York, Paul (Memory) Hopkins of Florida, Ed (Patti) Hubbard of Cato, New York; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hopkins of Cato, New York; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hopkins; sister, Sarah Hubbard; and her aunt, Helen Shaw, who adopted Betty following the death of her parents. Mrs. Yelton was a 1939 graduate of Middletown High School and a graduate of Miami Jacobs College in Dayton and attended Miami University. She was a permanent member of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority. She was an active member and elder of Blue Ball Presbyterian Church, a former member of the American Business Women’s Association, and a volunteer for the Red Cross. Betty worked at Inland Container for 24 years, then went on to become one of the founders of Akers Packaging from which she retired as administrative manager in 1983. She and her late husband Ray spent many winters in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. A service to honor her life will begin at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 16 at the Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home with Reverend Edward McNulty officiating. Entombment will follow at the Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ball Presbyterian Church, 6901 Roosevelt Avenue, Franklin, Ohio 45005. Please visit www.breitenbach-anderson.com to share a memory or condolence.

Services

  • Funeral Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Elizabeth "Betty" Yelton

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Memory Hopkins

November 10, 2019

Ear Noralee and Mary Jo,

Paul and I were saddened to hear of Aunt Liz passing. We were in Syracuse, where Dorothy had been admitted to the hospital, when we heard.
We remember Liz as an elegant and sophisticated lady who never forgot her "rural" roots.
She was kind and generous and humble.
She was a successful business woman in an era when that was a rarity. We hope that she was well recognized for her accomplishments in the Dayton area.

Sincerely,

Paul and Memory Hopkins

Carolyn Kinder

October 16, 2019

Had the honor of knowing Betty for a few years. She was one of the most genuine and sweet ladies I’ve had the pleasure to call a friend. My sincere sympathies to her family.

Palmer Dooley

October 15, 2019

Betty was a true treasure. She was an honorary member of the Akers family and took her role as “Aunt Betty” seriously. She always greeted me with a smile and a hug. She will be dearly missed.

Jean Hammerle Schwab

October 15, 2019

Oh Ms Betty you and my mom Mary Hammerle have finally gotten together after all these years. You were one of my mom dearest friends and it was great seeing you when you came to Middletown Cardiology for appts. I love hearing stories about mom and you. I know your family will miss you a lot. You were a great women and friend to the Hammerle's. Love you Ms Betty

Jennifer Thatcher

October 14, 2019

May God continue to comfort the family difficult time 🙏
I will surely miss Betty being in my life.
Love,
Jennifer Thatcher

Elizabeth & Walt Brower

October 12, 2019

Wishing you all peace and comfort during this time of loss. Betty was a beautiful woman --we are so grateful to have known her.
Holding you all in the light,
With love and hope xoxoxoxoxoxox
Walt & Elizabeth Brower

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