Betty Peterson

Apr 20, 2014

July 17, 1928 - June 2, 2007

NORWALK Betty (Miller) (O'Dell) Peterson, 78, of Norwalk, died Saturday evening at Twilight Gardens Home in Norwalk.

She was born July 17, 1928 in Spencer to the late Charles and Addie (Potts) Miller. She lived in Greenwich for many years and moved to Norwalk in 1946.

She was a member of the Milan Baptist Church and was a foster parent to 246 children in her lifetime.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Peterson, to whom she married Nov. 7, 1992; children, Robert E. (Sue) O'Dell of New London, William O'Dell of Monroeville, Cheryl (Paul) Breitigan of Norwalk, Jeffrey O'Dell of Norwalk and Scott O'Dell of Norwalk; a sister, Lois (Bud) Teats of Greenwich; and a brother, Ronald (Rose) Miller of Willard; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert W. O'Dell in 1986; and a sister, Evelyn Miller.

There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenwich. The Rev. Jamie Stewart of the Milan Baptist Church will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Milan Baptist Church, 5199 Old State Road, Milan, Ohio 44846.