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Betty Jane Early, 91, longtime resident of Upper Arlington, passed away April 17, 2013.

Betty was born in Hamilton and grew up in Wabash, Ind., daughter of the late Ernest and Hazel Schul.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill Early;son-in-law, Tom Stivison; and siblings, Annabelle and Roland “Bud.”

Betty attended Manchester College and graduated from The Ohio State University where she earned a degree in education. Betty began her teaching career at Bath Elementary School, Lima, and throughout the years also worked with the Columbus city schools and Upper Arlington schools. Betty loved teaching and even after retirement she continued to substitute teach. Betty was also a past member at EUB Burgess Avenue Church and longtime member of Northwest United Methodist Church. She loved music and enjoyed singing and dancing and also loved to travel and spent much time in Florida. Family however was most important to Betty and she loved nothing more than spending time together, especially with her grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Cookie Stivison, Richard (Diane) Early, Michele (Ernie) Potter and Denise (Dane) Mazzitti; grandchildren, Cara, Nikki, Allie, Josh, Elizabeth, Amy, Zach, Joe, Lexi, Luke, Trey and Hailey; and great-grandchildren, Gabbey, Cole, Peter, Will, Hunter, Hayden, Hudson, Holden, Clay, Brock, Tommy and Genevievem, who was born on Betty’s 90th birthday.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, where family will receive friends from 2 to 6 P.m. Sunday. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.

To share memories or condolences, please visit schoedinger.com.

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