MOUNT VERNON — Betty JoAnn Baughman, 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon, surrounded by family.

Betty was born April 18, 1930, in Rix Mills, the daughter of the late Herbert and Ida Brill. She was a graduate of Chandlersville High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin R. Baughman, in 2011. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Knox County Chapter. Betty and family have resided in Mount Vernon for over 50 years and she retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1995. She and her family raised Suffolk sheep for many years, selling lambs to 4-H members.

Betty is survived by her children, Beth Ann (Charles) Johnson, Janice (Charles) Diebold, Jeff (Kim) Baughman, Sue (Jim) Koenig, and Jim (Laura) Baughman. Betty’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights of her life. Her grandchildren are Carrie (Benjamin) Loop, Ericka (Eric) Jackson, Jennifer Johnson (fiancé, Ryan Pflug), Greg (Krystin) Diebold, Ashley Diebold, Chad Baughman, and Sarah Baughman. Her great-grandchildren are Caroline, Joe, and Jack Loop and Kaine and Merin Jackson.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty is preceded in death by her two brothers, Herbert and Robert Brill and sister-in-law, Katherine Brill. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Fannie Brill.

A private burial will take place at Salt Creek Cemetery in Rix Mills. The family will celebrate the lives of Betty and Melvin Baughman later in the fall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty JoAnn Baughman.


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