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Betty L. Lytle

April 23, 1929 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 92)


Betty L. (Thal) Lytle of Sebring passed away at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital on April 17, 2022.  Betty was born in Alliance Ohio, April 23, 1929, the daughter of Transylvanian Saxon immigrants Anna (Schuster) and George Thal; she was proud of her Saxon heritage.

Betty graduated from Alliance High School in 1947 and then attended the University of Akron at City Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1950. Betty was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alliance. She married Richard Lytle in 1951, had three daughters, Sue, Pricilla and Patricia, then divorced in 1969.

Betty always enjoyed the time she spent with her daughters on the farm where she raised them. She was proud of their accomplishments in school and in other activities such as horse 4-H and showing horses, competitive swimming and cheerleading.

Betty was a member of the Alliance Woman’s Club where she enjoyed playing bridge with her friends as well as several bridge clubs in the homes.

She was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Franklin, OH, Alliance Transylvanian Saxon Ladies’ Lodge, and Alumni Association of her nursing school. Betty was a long-time volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and YWCA Well Child Clinics.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Thal; and a sister, Gertrude Gilgis.

Survivors include her daughters Sue “Leslie” Lytle of Tennessee, Pricilla “Sally” Lytle of Paris OH, and Patricia “Patty” Lytle of Alliance. In addition, Betty leaves behind three grandchildren, Christopher and Abram Morris, both of Tennessee, Madison Lytle of North Carolina and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 16495 Lisbon Street NE, Minerva, OH 44657 or Stark County Humane Society, 5100 Peach St., Louisville, OH 44641.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.    

Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601. 

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