Betty Ann Root, Age 92, passed away December 5, 2022. Daughter of the late Fannie J. and Edward Root; loving sister of Nora Lea (Allen) Hancock, and the late Roberta (Robert) Smolik; much loved aunt of Deborah (Tim) Byrne, Jodie (David) Knuchel, Mark (Dawn) Hancock, and Garry (Pam) Graves; godmother to Louise (Brian) Isroff; Cousin to Peggy (Marvin) Sugarman, Stuart Root, and the late Elton Jr. (Joanne Root Knight) Root; Great-aunt and Great-great aunt, cousin, friend, coworker to many and a devoted mom to Missy the cat.
She was an inspiration of generosity, humor, faith, hope and love. Betty was a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and retired as manager of the Cleveland Clinic’s Hematology Lab. Betty’s kindness, love of family and friends, humor, gentle wisdom, and love of nature, art, and learning will be missed by all.
For those not able to attend, this is a link to her memorial service which was recorded:
Venue, music, and poems were chosen by Betty and we left a lot of time for sharing about her remarkable life. Instead of condolences in the link available with this obituary, we hope you will share with us your memories of what made her special to you, and that you can take some time to enjoy with us the stories that will help us all carry forward her legacy of laughter and love.