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Marie L. (Stertzbach) Betz

July 4, 1936 ~ May 16, 2020 (age 83)

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Marie Louise Betz, age 83, formerly of Louisville, OH passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Anthem, Arizona. She was born in Canton, OH to the late Harold and Dorothy Stertzbach. She married Karl J. Betz in 1954 and they raised their family in the East Canton and Louisville area. Marie was one of the first female school bus drivers and drove for 28 years before she and Karl retired to the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Marie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Karl Betz; siblings, John (Faye) Stertzbach, Ellie (Larry) Lautzenheiser, Dick (Marcia) Stertzbach, Linda (Fred) Torres, Kathy (Bill) Malone; four children, Cindy Reece (Eric Powell), Debbie Poparad, Scott (Vickie) Betz, Kevin Betz; two grandchildren, Kevin Betz II and Tim Betz and one great-granddaughter, Evelyn Betz. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Betz, a sister, Janet Cotham, and two brothers, Harold Stertzbach, Jr and Jerry Stertzbach

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, June 1 at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, OH with Rev. Dr. David Anderson officiating. Marie will be laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery, Minerva, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Marie. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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Funeral Service
June 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Stier-Israel Funeral Home
917 East Main Street
Louisville, OH 44641

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