Mary Margaret (Hoffmaster) Betz passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, December 13, 2020 following complications from COVID-19.
Mary was born in Youngstown, OH to Gaylord and Mary Hoffmaster. She was the first female ever on the high school rifle team and was heavily decorated with awards. She also enjoyed playing the saxophone and flute. Mary earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, she married Robert “Bob” Betz.
Mary started her career in Baltimore, OH teaching art in K-12 grade. Mary and Bob welcomed son, Charley, in 1970 followed by Robert (Deihl) in 1973. She was a fantastic homemaker, cook, and baker and was known for her casserole wizardry and amazing cookies. She would go on to join Bob running two family businesses over the years: Master Anglers Charter Boats on the Great Lakes and Foggles shooting eyewear. She later returned to the Worthington, OH school system teaching art as a substitute mainly at Thomas Worthington High School. She often taught in Charley’s classes where she never reported him for being tardy.
Mary was a devoted wife and mother. She was a woman of many passions including fishing, skeet and trap shooting with Bob, and playing cards, especially Bridge.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Charles Aaron (Robin) and Robert Deihl (Jennifer); grandchildren, Carter, Brody, Holden, Bailey, Lainey; as well as numerous extended family members and friends.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, Gaylord and Mary; husband, Bob (1993); and sibling, Raymond.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held when our pandemic subsides. Her ashes will be scattered in Canada so she can rest forever with Bob.
Memorial donations may be made to LOCAL OHIO PPE or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, https://covid19responsefund.org/en/. To send a message of sympathy to the family, please visit: www.OhioCremation.org