Buchanan, Betty Ann (Werts)- Betty lost her courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease on January 4, 2018. Betty was born and raised in Dayton and was a resident of Hearth & Home Nursing Care Facility at the time of her passing. As a 1956 graduate of Julienne High School she made life-long friends, several of which she remained close to her entire life. Betty was a long-time volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital logging thousands of hours of volunteer time. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lucille Werts and her aunt, Elizabeth Steger (Aunt Betty).
Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim Buchanan and sons Michael (Tracy) and Mark, both of Dayton. Also left to grieve her loss are her beloved grandchildren Carly, Andrew and Grace. Betty was the consummate hostess, was a fabulous cook and never passed up an opportunity to have a party. If you were fortunate enough to receive one of Betty’s “special recipes”, please prepare it in her memory. She went out of her way to look after those in need and will be remembered for her kindness and willingness to help others.
Arrangements in the care of Baker, Hazel & Snider Funeral Home. Calling hours are January 8 from 5-7 and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher Church on January 9 at 10:30a.m., Father John Tonkin officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hearth & Home for the wonderful care and attention they provided Betty while she resided there as well as the nurses of Hospice of Miami Valley who cared for her during her final days. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice or Chaminade Julienne in Betty’s memory. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com