Betty Jean (Picker) Harner

July 16, 1927 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Betty Harner Obituary

Betty Jean Harner, 96, of St. Marys, OH passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Vancrest of St. Marys. 

She was born July 16, 1927 in Van Wert County, OH to Frank I and Grace H (White) Picker.

On November 20, 1944 she married Ralph Edson Harner in Elizabeth City, NC at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her four children, Linda Finke, Parrish, FL, Susan (Jack) Trentman, Winston-Salem, NC, Larry (Deanna) Harner, Union City, TN, Dan Harner, St. Marys;  10 grandchildren: Julie Holubetz, Marci Rowe, John (Brandy) Finke, Shelley (Ryan) Petrasek, Mark (Mimi) Trentman, Sara   (Jason) Lewis, Matt (Ashley) Harner, Ben (Avery) Harner, Elyse Harner, Gabrielle Harner;  14 great-grandchildren Emily, Garrett and Ethan Holubetz, Katelynn, Joshua and Hannah Rowe, Taylor Finke, Lila and Amelia Petrasek, Nicholas Lewis, George Trentman, Payton and Witten Harner, Rhett Harner.       

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; an infant daughter, Carol Jean Harner; one sister, Mary Lou Williams; three brothers, Gerald Picker, Carl Picker, Donald Picker; three sisters-in-law,  Junella Picker, Margaret Picker, Delores Picker. One brother-in-law, Gerald E. Williams; one son-in-law, Allan L. Finke. 

Betty was a retired production employee from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in St. Marys. 

She attended Delphos St. John’s High School and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.

Betty and Ralph loved to travel to Florida for the  winter. She enjoyed gardening, needlework and genealogy. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 511 E. Spring Street in St. Marys with Father John Tonkin, celebrant. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home 314 W. High Street in St. Marys.

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October 1, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885

Mass of Christian Burial
October 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
511 East Spring Street
Saint Marys, OH 45885


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