Betty Jean (Bush) Tschantz, 92, of East Canton, died Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center, Louisville, Ohio.
She was born on May 7, 1929 in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Roy and Jessie (Meadows) Bush.
She met the love of her life, Bill Tschantz, at Jackson High School and graduated in 1947. They married in 1948 while Bill was serving in the Navy. They settle in Canton where Bill runs the WH Tschantz & Sons Company and then the Biro Manufacturing plant.
She was a stay-at-home mom to their four children, Pat, Linda and the twins, Rick and Ron. Betty joined the Mothers of Twins Club (now Mothers of Multiples) in 1954, becoming President and Mother of the Year in 1960.
When the family moved to their Carroll County farm, Betty worked in the Carrollton High School library while her children attended Carrollton schools. She and Bill were dedicated parents who attended and supported their children’s many sports activities and events.
After their children graduated from high school, Betty and Bill sold the farm and returned to Canton, where she helped Bill and their twin sons start and run the Quadracast & Harrison Handling businesses.
After retiring in 1991, they moved to Port Charlotte, Florida. They enjoyed the sun and a well-deserved quiet life until they were pushed back to eastern Canton by Hurricane Francis in 2004.
After losing Bill in 2011 and Linda in 2018, she moved to Green Meadows in Louisville, where she enjoyed the family atmosphere and great staff. She was a member of Louisville Christian Church, the East Canton Foltz Center, and the Jackson Alumni Association.
Preceded in death by her husband, William H. (Bill) Tschantz; daughter, Linda Tschantz and brother, Bob Bush. She is survived by her sister, Sue (Ray) Beck; brother, Chuck Bush; daughter, Pat (William K.) Grischow; sons, Rick (Venita) Tschantz and Ron Tschantz; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Rummell, Jenifer (Mo) Panchalingam, William T. Grischow, Brieana Coss, Jessica (Dencil) Coleman, Alexandra (Andrew) Swan; Sarah Tschantz and Ken Tschantz; great-grandchildren, Nicole Rummell, Mackenzie Rummell, Gage Coss, Davina Coleman; brother-in-law, Martin L. Tschantz, Jr .; sister-in-law, Eileen Edmonds; and many nieces and nephews.
The family is very grateful for the support and care of Green Meadows and Aultman Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 30 at 10:30 am at the Louisville Christian Church, 1800 S. Chapel St., Louisville, OH 44641 with Pastor Rick Brown as officiant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Louisville Christian Church.