Elizabeth “Betty” Hettel

November 30, -0001 - August 23, 2012

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Hettel, Elizabeth L. “Betty” (nee Bergen) Devoted wife of the late George J. Hettel, Jr. Loving mother of George R. (Susan) Hettel, Nancy A. (Jack) Stall, Harry L. (Carol) Hettel, Mary Ellen Lindsey, Thomas L. (Lisa) Hettel, Joseph M. Hettel, James G. Hettel, and Julia M. (Butch) Guice. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Cyrilla Gough (nee Bergen) and Alma May McMahan (nee Bergen), and Robert (Jan) Bergen. Passed away August 23, 2012. Age 84. Memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, OH 45069. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263. Condolences online at hodappfuneralhome.com


Julie - Aug 27, 2012


Thanks for handing the ladle to Butch. Oh, and Beth says you forgot your purse.

We will love you always, big hugs to you, Daddy, and the rest of the family that has gone before.

Julie (your “something else”)

Mary Ellen - Aug 27, 2012

Mom, Tell Dad I said Hi, and give him a hug for me, then give yourself the hug you always told us to give ourselves, you know what I mean?

I will always love you,

Mary Ellen

Bob Hettel - Aug 27, 2012

MOM, the best mother ever! She raised EIGHT of us,the last four were after the ringer of a ringer washer left her unconcious on the basement floor.

We moved to the country after that, to live in a 10 X 50 mobile home, with no running water and only an outhouse for the bathroom. Fighting her own demons, the family grew and Mom kept us together. I don’t ever remember hearing any complaints from her. We really were a family.

She always wanted a kiss goodbye when we would leave for school. Mom kept us fed, made cloths for us, made great bread, and worked in the garden.

Mom woke me up on high school graduation morning saying “time to take me to the hospital”, #7 was arriving.


George and Susan Hettel - Aug 25, 2012

We love you to the best Mom ever!