MOUNT VERNON — Betty Lou Oceguera, 78, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, after a period of declining health at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Murray Funeral Home in Creston, with Pastor Jack Christner officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service.
Betty was born in Pattonsville, Ohio, on July 15, 1931, to Owen and Priscilla (Welch) King. She was married to Earl Crank and they raised seven children. They lived in Rittman for 31 years before moving to Sun Valley, Nev. She ran a boarding house in Nevada. She resided there until moving back to Ohio in 2006. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Rittman and had lived at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. She had been very active in Girl Scouts, United Way. She had been a nurse’s aide and a Sunday School teacher at the Rittman United Methodist Church where she had also been a member.
She is survived by her children, Eva Louise (Gary) Artrip of Brinkhaven, Gary (Doris) Crank of Bardstown, Ky., Pamela Mae Johnson of Keizer, Ore., Deborah Lynn (Rodney) Swanson of Gridley, Calif., Jaquline Rose Gabbart of Battle Ground, Wash., and John Paul Crank of Reno, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Pyke of California and Rose Ellen Talady of Tampa, Fla.; brother, Paul (Judy) King.
Preceding in death are her parents; daughter, Priscilla Faye Paulsen; sister, Eva Belcher; brothers, Herb, Leory and Nelson King.