Betty L. Leggett, 75, of 7251 Downey Drive S.W., Sherrodsville, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9, 2016, in her residence following a long illness.
She retired from the U.S. Ceramic Tile Company at East Sparta, where she had worked for 15 years, in 2006. She was a former employee of Diebold Inc. in Canton and the former Scio Pottery.
She was a member of Dellroy United Methodist Church. Betty and her husband, Bob, were fond of their home on Atwood Lake, where the doors were always open to welcome relatives and friends. Every Fourth of July, they would hold a large party at their home to celebrate Betty’s birthday and the holiday. Years ago, she enjoyed going square dancing. Betty was one of the original members of Tinlin’s Bowling Team in the Tuesday Nite Dellettes at Atwood Lanes in Dellroy. She and Bob periodically indulged in a trip to Las Vegas or Wheeling, WV, to gamble a little – Betty was always particularly fond of slot machines. After she became mostly homebound, she delighted in watching the birds and deer in her backyard from her window that overlooks the lake. When she received a visit from her grandchildren, it always put a smile on her face. In her eyes, they could do no wrong. To Betty, her family and many friends were priceless, and her presence will be missed by all of those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Leggett, Sr., whom she married Oct. 22, 1956; a daughter, Tina M. Leggett and her friend Susan Mackey of Akron; a son, Robert J. Leggett Jr. and his friend, Deb Conley, of Sherrodsville; a sister, Alice Marie Robinson of Dellroy; two brothers, Richard “Dick” (Cherrie) Tinlin of Bluffton, SC, and Paul (Wanda) Tinlin of Dellroy; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a large family of nieces, nephews, and cousins; three very special family members, Jolene Cochran, Brenda Leggett, and Jeanine Day; and some extraordinary neighbors.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers Virgil, Harold, and Rae Tinlin.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in Calvary United Methodist Church in Sherrodsville with Rev. Kenneth Ogg and Rev. Milo Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Leavittsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville. A meal will be served in Calvary United Methodist Church Social Hall between calling hours. Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708, or Calvary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box #277, Sherrodsville, OH 44675. To leave an online condolence message visit www.baxtergardner.com.