Betty M. Koch

Betty M. Koch

May 23, 1937 ‐ November 14, 2021
Betty M. Koch
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois Resided In: Avon Lake, Ohio Visitation: November 20, 2021 Service: November 20, 2021 Cemetery: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery

Betty M. Koch (Nee Schneider), age 84, beloved wife of the late Robert for 56 years. Sister-in-law of Elizabeth Hinman. aunt to Barbara Demaline and Deborah Hinman. Dear friend of Michael and Miho Faehner. Betty was the music director at St. Paul Lutheran Chuch for 50 years. Funeral Service to be held Saturday, November 20 at 11 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Road, Westlake, where friends may call from 10 am until time of Service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Chancel Choir Fund

Guest Comments

Linda (Greve) Blodgett
Sheffield Village, OH

I met Betty when we Joined St Paul almost 20 years ago. At that time, I learned that she and my dad had much in common. Both grew up in Chicago; both graduated from Concordia River Forest Teachers College; and both arrived in Cleveland in the late 1950s / early 1960s to teach in the Cleveland Lutheran Schools. Until recently, she always asked how my dad was doing and would occasionally send him an encouraging note. I will always remember Betty for her kindness and thoughtfulness as well as her love of playing the organ.

Laura [Chovan] Griffin and Cheryl [Chovan] Planovsky
North Olmsted OH

Betty and Bob were dear friends to the Chovan family. Betty would often send notes of encouragement to our mom, Esther. During our visits with Betty when she was in Assisted Living and/or rehab, Betty shared her love of Jesus with us, and told us that she enjoyed reading Psalms.
We will miss her smiling face and sense of humor, but we know that she is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus, We look forward to seeing her again one day.

Kathie Henning
North Ridgeville

Betty was a special person and will be missed by everyone who know her.

Eileen Battenhouse
Fairview Park, Ohio

I never had the pleasure of meeting Betty but know she was a wonderful, Christ-like lady. She used to send my son Wyatt (who has Down syndrome) cards and notes reminding him of Jesus’ love for him. I’ll always remember her kindness towards him. Rest in Christ’s peace Betty and thank you for your love for my son.

Cynthia L Hasko

I am saddened to hear of Betty's passing. but know she is within the arms of our creator and Lord. she was well known and loved in the St. Paul Family. I worked short time in their lovely greenhouse she and Robert owned. it was a highlight of my working career to have the opportunity to work there along side my dad Daniel Leininger who worked there ten years. I also had opportunity to hear her beautiful organ playing. and choir direction. Heaven has certainly gained and the angels as well with the addition of Betty's God given talents now added to theirs. Rest well Good and faithful servant

Lois Leininger

Betty was a dear friend to both myself and my late husband Dan (deceased in 2012). We spent many wonderful times with Betty and her husband Robert. Dan worked with Betty and Robert in their greenhouse for over 10 years. We were both in the choir until health issues kept us from coming to church any more.

Betty was always so much fun to be around. A devoted person to her Lord and church. She gave her all in playing the organ, choir and church.

She will be sorely missed but never forgotten. My sincere condolences to her family.

Carol Herbert
Avon, Ohio

Betty will be missed by many. She served life-long as a dedicated Christian woman who loved her church and music ministry.

Joan Koch Stephens
Avon Ohio

So sorry to hear about Betty. I knew here all my life
At St. Paul. Not only were we related she was also my music teacher when I attended St Paul Lutheran School.
She will be missed.
So Blessed to know she is with our heavenly father.