Betty A. Troyer, 86, of Apple Creek, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Danbury Senior Living in Wooster.
She was born in Sugarcreek on October 5, 1934 to the late Andy J. and Mary Ann (Mullet) Schlabach.
After her mother died when she was 9 years old she lived with two of her sisters. Sylvia Hostetler and Orpha Swartzentruber until she married David N. Troyer on January 1, 1957. He died July 9, 2013 after 56 years of marriage.
Thru out her life, Betty worked as a seamstress making men’s suits & cleaned homes for several families throughout the years. She worked for the Southeast Local Schools as a cook which she retired from in 1993. She was a member of Fairlawn Mennonite Church in Apple Creek for over 60 years .
She devoted her life to her family as a loving and faithful wife, mother, and grandmother. Betty enjoyed cooking and caring for her grandchildren. The grandchildren would enjoy their after-school visits with good food and a welcome place to hang after school.
She is survived by children, Maynard (Lydia) Troyer and Paul (Dawn) Troyer, both of Wooster and Karen (Troy) Schrock of Apple Creek; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a half brother, Paul Schlabach of Michigan.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother, Orpha ( Fred ) Swartzentruber, Sara ( Lawrence ) Jones, Sylvia ( Ed ) Hostetler & Roman Schlabach; and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Lee Troyer.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Fairlawn Mennonite Church, 8520 Emerson Road, Apple Creek, with Pastor Duane Detweiler and her nephew, Roman Hostetler officiating. Burial will be in the Apple Creek Cemetery following the service. Friends may call on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 6-8 pm at Fairlawn Mennonite Church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or Fairlawn Mennonite Church, 8520 Emerson Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606.