Betty Lou Galuppo, 102 of Springfield, Ohio died peacefully at home on July 29, 2023. Betty was born to Fred and Hazel (Flick) George on September 30, 1920. She shared a birthday with her grandfather Ruben John George. The eldest child of three, with brother Charles (Betty) George and sister Sarah (Robert) Gase who preceded her in death.
Betty was born in Belmore, Ohio and graduated from Leipsic High School. She graduated from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1942 and practiced nursing until she retired in 1987. As a surgical Nurse at Children’s hospital in Cincinnati she enlisted in the Army to use her skills and serve her country. She worked in a hospital affiliated with Camp Atterbury to restore soldiers faces and heads returning from World War II.
After the service, Betty married and became a wife and mother. Betty had great sewing skills. She made her daughters’ dresses, doll clothes, curtains, slipcovers and any home décor that pleased her. She had a great appreciation for quality things. She loved attending tours of home and garden shows to see the latest trends and details inside and out. Betty loved the outdoors as well and could grow anything and took great pleasure in her yard. Betty loved to do laundry. She thought the modern washing machines were the greatest invention ever made. She took pride in everything she did.
Betty loved dogs. She always had one growing up and even put it in her doll carriage and always enjoyed their company as they followed her along later in life.
Betty continued to practice nursing and always liked the night shift, so that she could be home with her daughters. Betty loved traveling. Even though she never drove an automobile, she had a great sense of direction. She used the AAA trip guides and was ready for an adventure as long as a family member would drive.
Betty lived in Springfield from the time of her retirement in 1987 as a night supervisor of 52 bed Nursing Home in Findlay, Ohio. She continued to sew and do landscaping at the home of her eldest daughter and son in law. Betty loved jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She wanted to remember names of friends and family and wrote everything down as a reminder, so she would be ready to greet them. She loved being with family and attended all of her grandsons’ activities.
People would ask Betty the secret to her long life and she would say be happy, have a glass of wine and lots of chocolate.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Barbara (John Michael) Hart, Francine (Jeff, deceased) Shingler, her grandchildren, Adam (Mavis) Shingler, Cameron Shingler, John Patrick (Kaylee)Hart, David Hart, and three great grandchildren, Paisley Lou Hart, Parker Allen Hart, and Kira Mae Shingler.
Betty’s family will remember her as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother; a lover of flowers and life.
The family of Betty Galuppo greatly expresses the appreciation of The Ohio Hospice of Dayton and request donations be made to them for their kind care and valuable services or to the charity of your choice.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 4, 2023 from 1-3p.m. at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center with service beginning at 3p.m. Pastor Kevin Moehn will be officiating. Condolences may be expressed at www.jacksonlytle.com.