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Elizabeth H Wolfe

October 8, 1935 — March 18, 2022

Elizabeth H Wolfe

Elizabeth “Betty” Hutcheson Wolfe left the earthly world and entered heaven on March 18, 2022. She was not afraid. She was loved by her family and friends in life, but knew she would walk with Jesus for all eternity.


Betty Wolfe cared. She cared for everyone she came across in her time in Bay Village, Avon Lake and everywhere in between. Born in Scarsdale, New York, to John and Sarah Hutcheson, Betty married her lifelong love, Jack Orlo Wolfe, after a career as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines. Serving came naturally to Betty and she lived her life to serve the Lord, her family, and others. Her service was recognized when she was awarded Educator of the Year while working with children and teens. Betty also inspired students with her kindness while working in the Sycamore School District at Blue Ash Elementary.  Working as a librarian and secretary in Bay Village School District she touched the lives of countless students and teachers.


Deeply loving to her three daughters and ten grandchildren, she embraced her role as mother, wife and grandmother, and her family thrived. Her attention to the needs of her friends and even strangers rose above the ordinary and her loss will ripple like waves through the community. Betty was the one who always remembered birthdays, who held the hands of those who could not leave the house, who picked up the phone to anyone in need; She was a woman who sought opportunities to serve the Lord by serving others.


Integral in the growth of Bay Presbyterian Church and Greater Cleveland Young Life, Betty and her husband, Jack, gave of their time and money to assure foundations of Christianity in teenagers as well as adults. Betty’s example of kindness shone through times of worry and trouble as she ministered to the sick and struggling. She (and Jack) spent hours over many years tutoring at Bridge Avenue School in Cleveland, where teens are at risk of being forgotten. However, Betty forgot no one and no one forgot her once they met.


Many times, in life she took the more difficult, less popular route but her humble conviction to God and good meant she would be the one to write letters to an incarcerated family member or sit by the bedside of someone others may have forgotten. All will miss her, but especially her husband, Jack; daughters Barbara Jean (Wolfe) Barrielle, Jennie Sharda (Tom), Tricia Koehler (Kris); and grandchildren Charlotte Barrielle; Bailee, Max, Lydia, Caroline and Joy Koehler; and Rachel, Rebecca, Jessica and Sarah Grace Sharda.


We invite everyone who knew Betty to join us at her Celebration of Life at Bay Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11 AM . Be joyous for having known her and come ready to share stories and lunch with so many others whom Betty’s life touched.


Of course, Betty loved flowers, but please consider contributing to a fund set up by her family to send kids and teens to Young Life Summer Camp. 

Please email for information. With this fund, and the support of her community, her name and generosity will live on.

(440) 933-3202



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