Beatrice Pitzer, 80

Beatrice Pitzer, 80, of Bethel, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Dobbins Nursing Home in New Richmond, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 20, 1925 in Crab Orchard, Ky, the daughter of the late John and Cynthia (Simpson) Payne.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Pitzer, and one son, Michael Pitzer.

She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Smith of Bethel, Sonya Westmeier, and husband Russ of Monroe, Ohio, and Patricia Hughes of Texas; one son, Larry M. Pitzer of Bethel; and one sister, Catherine Shelton, of Crab Orchard, Ky.

She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Nov. 1 at the Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel.

Ken Rutherford officiated.