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In Memory of

Betty M. Eby

November 28, 1947 - May 19, 2017

Obituary


Betty Miller Eby, 69, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully May 19th, 2017, following an extended illness. Betty was born November 28, 1947 in Millersburg, Ohio, to Emanuel and Iva Miller. She had 4 siblings. Betty attended nursing school at Aultman College in Canton, Ohio, and became a Registered Nurse. Betty moved to Sarasota in 1969, and began working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Betty enjoyed traveling, and as a young adult spent six weeks traversing Europe by Eurail pass, staying in youth hostels as she went.



She married Lynn Eby on June 17, 1972,...

Betty Miller Eby, 69, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully May 19th, 2017, following an extended illness. Betty was born November 28, 1947 in Millersburg, Ohio, to Emanuel and Iva Miller. She had 4 siblings. Betty attended nursing school at Aultman College in Canton, Ohio, and became a Registered Nurse. Betty moved to Sarasota in 1969, and began working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Betty enjoyed traveling, and as a young adult spent six weeks traversing Europe by Eurail pass, staying in youth hostels as she went.



She married Lynn Eby on June 17, 1972, at Tuttle Avenue Mennonite Church in Sarasota. In 1974, Lynn and Betty moved to South America to spend 3 years serving as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Bolivia. Betty served both fellow missionaries and indigenous villagers by providing medical care within a Wycliffe clinic on the mission base in Tumi Chucua. Upon returning to Sarasota, Lynn and Betty had two children, Erin and Joshua. Betty returned to the work force as her children grew older, and worked as a charge nurse at a health care facility for 17 years.



Betty was very active in her church, serving for many years as a Royal Rangerette group leader for young girls ages 8-12. During the summer, she served as the Nurse Volunteer at Lakewood Retreat’s youth camps in Brooksville, Florida.



Betty was a lover of learning, and read hundreds of books during her lifetime. She was a regular member of her church book clubs, and read to her children constantly while they were growing up. She also spent considerable time praying for the needs of others, and memorizing scripture from the Bible.



Her strong faith, kindness, and sweet spirit are remembered fondly by all who knew her. She was an exemplary wife, mother, sister, and friend.



Survivors include her sister Mary Swartzentruber (Richard), her brother Myron Miller (MaryAnn), her sister Karen Schlabach (Dwane); her husband Lynn Eby; her children Erin Martell (Mark), Joshua Eby; her granddaughters Ainsley Martell and Rory Martell. She is predeceased by her parents, Emanuel and Iva Miller, and her brother Lee Miller (Nancy). Betty was a member of Covenant Life Church in Sarasota, Florida.



A memorial service is planned for July 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota, with visiting hours Friday, July 7, 2017, 6-8 p.m., at Sunnyside Village Chapel, Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Betty’s name to the Sunnyside Foundation (memo Health Center) 5201 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34232. Online condolences can be made at www.wiegandbrothers.com.