Betty Lou Anderson, 90, born in Toledo, OH, and was a long time Swanton resident, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Kingston Care Center, Sylvania. She was born December 23, 1930, to parents Merlin and Hazel (Poston) Grills. Betty was a 1949 graduate of Libbey High School. She continued her education graduating from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. Betty served as a Registered Nurse at the Fulton County Health Center until retiring in 1992. She married James H. Anderson, September 5, 1953. They enjoyed many winters in Naples, FL., and many summers on Catawba Island. Betty was a long-time member of the Delphian Society of Swanton, a group promoting education for women in the United States. She was a past member of the Swanton Trinity United Methodist Church, and the Sylvania First United Methodist Church. The biggest loves in Betty’s life were her husband, children, and especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her children Jim (Margaret) Anderson of Berthoud, CO, Becky Anderson of Catawba Island, and Marianne (Dan) Barga of Sylvania; grandchildren Ian Anderson, Elise Anderson, Jason Anderson, Geoff (Jan) Dartt, Emily (Troy) Bannister, Laura (DJ) Marlatt, Madeline Barga, and Dr. Elizabeth Barga; great-grandchildren Kendall Dartt, J.J. Dartt, and Harper Bannister; and a host of loved nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband James who passed in 2011; and her sister Donna Mae Lenz. Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania, OH, Friday, November 12th from 11:00 AM until the Funeral Ceremony begins at 1:00 PM. Betty will be laid to rest beside Jim at Toledo Memorial Park. Betty’s family would like to thank both the staffs of Kingston, Sylvania, and the Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care and support during this difficult time..In remembrance of her love of reading and the Swanton community, we request, in lieu of flowers, tributes to the Swanton Library. Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com
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