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Betty Bahner
1946 - 2022

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Betty Jean BahnerBetty Jean (Gerlach) Bahner

PORTSMOUTH-Betty Jean (Gerlach) Bahner, 76, of Wheelersburg, OH, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, November 5, 2022. She was born February 4, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH, daughter of the late Carl and the late Catherine (Strehle) Gerlach, and sister of the late Robert (Sue) Gerlach; the late Ben (Debbie) Gerlach; and Bill (the late Darlene) Gerlach. Betty was a 1964 graduate of Wheelersburg High School. She was both a devoted wife and capable business partner to her husband, Roger David Bahner, to whom she was happily married for more than 50 years. She was a skilled lab technician at Southern Ohio Medical Center and later was co-owner, along with her husband Roger, of several Wheelersburg businesses. She was instrumental in the success of Bahner Auto Parts, several car washes, and apartment complexes. In later years, Betty and Roger enjoyed spending many winters at their home in Cape Coral, FL. Betty was athletically gifted. Her children fondly recall playing football and baseball as a family in the backyard growing up as well as spending countless Sunday afternoons swimming in the family pool. Throughout her life, she was an accomplished golfer, winning many tournaments and recording three holes-in-one. Betty had a deep heart for animals, saving and adopting many stray dogs. She volunteered at Sierra’s Haven Dog Rescue for nearly a decade. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed taking long walks through the woods of their beautiful property with their dogs. Betty was also a member of the First Church of Christ, Wheelersburg. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Roger and two sons, Craig (Kris) Bahner of Portage, MI; Todd (Christy) Bahner of Wheelersburg, OH. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Trevor (Adrienne) Bahner, Shay Bahner, Anna Bahner, Liam Charles and Lucas Bahner, as well as by her great grandson, Quinn Bahner. Special thanks go to Corena Collier, who cared for and loved her like a daughter would have, as well as to Hillview Wesley Village staff, and National Church Residence Hospice. She will be greatly missed.

Services for Betty will be 10:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Sam Cooke officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive family and friends at the funeral home 5:00-8:00 pm Friday, November 11, 2022 and one hour before the 10:00 am service on Saturday. Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.



Thursday November 10, 2022

Bonnie Hutchinson

Betty and I were friends for many years. We started out working at Scioto Memorial Hospital together and remained friends. She was a great person and talented in so many ways. I will always have precious memories of her. My deepest condolences to her family.

Wednesday November 9, 2022

Pam Lutz

So sorry to hear this. I worked with Betty in the lab. She always had such a beautiful smile and was well liked. Prayers for the family

Tuesday November 8, 2022

Rebecca Mae Andre

She will be missed greatly, loved it when I got her laughing , it was so precious.


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