August 16, 1931 - November 27, 2017
Betty Berk, 86, of Lyons, OH, died Monday morning, November 27, 2017, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. Born August 16, 1931, in Lenawee County, MI, she was the only child born to Durwood and Tina (VanEtten) Tom.
Betty graduated from the former Lyons High School and lived her entire life in the village. She married Max R. Berk on February 9, 1952, in Seward, OH, and he preceded her in death on April 10, 2003.
She worked for several years for the former Brockley Photography Studio in Adrian, and later worked over 20 years as a secretary for Lyons LP Gas. She was a longtime member of Inlet Mennonite Church in rural Wauseon, and also belonged to the Rebekahs. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, reading, and traveling. In her younger years she loved shopping and crafting, and enjoyed baking cakes and pies. In recent years she enjoyed peaceful sitting outside on her porch.
Surviving are a son, Randall “Amos” (Sandra) Berk of Lyons; a daughter, Merri Ann Wiles (and fiancée Norm Ortner) of Mission Viejo, CA; five grandchildren, Amanda (Bobby), Whitney, Erin (Nick), Kaycee (Jordan), and Tiffany (Adam); two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Maya, and one on-the-way; and a sister-in-law, Betty DeWulf of Fort Myers, FL.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Lantz.
Cremation will take place and services will be private. Her final resting place will be next to her husband in Lyons Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
Memorial contributions in honor of Betty can be designated to Lyons-Royalton Fire Department.