Monday, April 1st, 2024
Beth Bollenbacher
Beth Anne Bollenbacher, a cherished member of the Rockford community, passed away on March 29, 2024, at the age of 72. Born on November 19, 1951, in Celina, Ohio to the late Edgar Lee and Kody Erl (Wisenborn) Bollenbacher, Beth Anne was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend to many.
Throughout her life, Beth Anne worked as a talented hairdresser, touching the lives of countless clients with her skill and warmth. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing. She was very crafty, always making new projects and often helping others learn what she was working on at the moment. She also loved to cook and bake. Always trying new recipes, and there was usually something good to eat sitting around her kitchen waiting to be shared when someone would drop in. Beth Anne was very active at St. Paul's Country Church, where among other duties, she served as a church organist. But most of all, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Beth Anne is survived by her loving children, son Monty (Jessica) Gibbons of Rockford; three daughters, Penny (Chris) Canary of Celina, Holly (Steve) Deitsch of Rockford, and Brandy (Wes) Wolford of Celina; eleven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Bruce (Brandy) Bollenbacher and sister Becky Jo Shope, both of Rockford, and sister-in-law Bev Kuck of New Breman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Barry Bollenbacher, and brother-in-law Bob Shope.
Beth Anne's memory will be cherished by all who knew her.
A funeral celebration of Beth Anne's life will be held at St. Paul's Country Church, 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH 11:00 am on Wednesday April 3, 2024, to honor her memory and the impact she had on those around her. Burial will follow at the St. Paul's Country Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, Ohio 45882. The family will also receive friends an hour prior to the funeral service, Wednesday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, at the church.
Though she may no longer walk among us, Beth Anne's spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched, and her legacy of love and kindness will be remembered for years to come. Rest in peace, dear Beth Anne.
Memorial contributions in Beth Anne's memory may be made to St. Paul's Country Church, 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, Ohio 45882, or to the Activity Fund at The Gardens of Celina, 1301 Myers Road, Celina, Ohio 45822.
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