Elizabeth "Betty" Everett, age 92 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at Glenn Park of Defiance.
She was born on March 24, 1929 to the late Ethel (Parker) and Richard J. Steele Sr. in Pittsburgh, PA. On September 1, 1950 she married Horace H. Everett, who preceded her in death on October 19, 2008.
Betty was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Mutual Improvement Circle (MIC). She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, and was a free lance writer. She published nine books, as well as more than four thousand short stories, articles, and devotionals. Betty was co-founder of N.W. Ohio Christian Writers.
Betty will be sadly missed by her daughter, Jean (Scott) Cohoon of Cranston, Rhode Island, four grandchildren; Lincoln (Arynn) Cohoon, Suzanne Cohoon, Sheila Everett and Molly (Brendan) Enrick, two great-grandchildren, and her daughter-in-law Eileen Everett of Kent, Ohio.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, David Everett, and her brother, Rev. Richard J. Steele Jr.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Rev. John Schlicher officiating. Due to CDC guidelines a mask is required to enter the funeral home, and our lounge area will remain closed. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's United Methodist Church Food Pantry, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.