Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave, Versailles, OH


Betty McEldowney

September 11, 1942July 22, 2020

Betty McEldowney, 77 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully to be with the Lord at 5:00 PM Wednesday July 22, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Betty was born September 11, 1942 in Versailles to the late William & Adeline (Neargardner) Butt. In addition to her parents, Betty is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years Charles McEldowney; grandparents; her brother: Franklin Butt and sister’s Marilyn Butt and Margery Browder. Betty is survived by her daughters: Susan (Mike) Ballinger of Versailles, Charlene (Tom) Michael of Sidney, Christine (Jeff) Leistner of Troy, Christina Brokschmidt of Versailles, and 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; and sister Lucille Ashley of Celina. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. Betty was known for her love of working outdoors in her flower gardens, she enjoyed watching hummingbirds, enjoyed playing bingo with her friends and spending time with her daughters and family. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.


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Anne Mangen

July 28, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy. It's hard to lose one parent, let alone both parents in a few months of each other. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling. Prayers for comfort in the time ahead. They will be in the stars in the sky and always in your hearts...Much love to you all...

Glenna Gasson

July 25, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the family of Betty. She was always friendly and I enjoyed seeing her at bingo on Mondays . Rest in heaven Betty.

Glenna Gasson

Kay Powell

July 25, 2020

I've known Betty for years from bingo,she loved it. Had alot of fun with her thru the years,she will be missed

Carolyn waymire

July 25, 2020

Betty was always so nice and neighborly. She was always so dear to my mother who walked every day she could. Betty would say Hi Miss Hartzell how are you today. I sold Avon and she would invite me in. We talked about everything but Avon! One of the sisters was in love with my husband. I didn’t care she was only about 10.
My condolences to the entire family.
I hope whom ever lives there next loves flowers 🌺 and takes care of them. 🖤Carolyn (Hartzell) Waymire and Don Waymire

Shelly Todd

July 25, 2020

Aunt Betty you will sure be missed! So many memories.
I can remember when Solid Gold was on and we would take all the furniture out of the living room and you and Mom would dance with us kids. You were like a second Mother to me growing up, butt whipping’ and all. Every time I would see you you would smile, so I know you loved me the same. I hope you and uncle Pee Wee and Mom and your parents are all together and at peace! Your girls will be ok, because you raised them to be strong and courageous. I ask that you watch down on all of them for they will want you to be their angel. Love you always! RIP

Dev Dometrich

July 25, 2020

Deepest sympathy to friends and family. God Bless

Tony Bey

July 25, 2020

My Condolences to the McEldowney family . I used to live next door to them back in the 1980’s

Barbara Fraley

July 25, 2020

Mom I love you and you have always been in my heart. I might not of been there but you have always been with me and I am part of you. When you walked into my life I was only 5 year's old, you helped raise me and helped make me the woman I am today. I know I wasn't the easiest child to raise I know I gave you grief. I know you never gave birth to me but I will always be your daughter. I know that you have always loved me you showed me that. I pray that I can come and see you when you are placed to rest. Love you and I know that you are with God and with dad so you are in good hands. Love you both and i will see you again. ❤❤❤


July 24, 2020

My love and prayers are with the family Sorry for your loss


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