Elizabeth Angela Steinbarger, known and loved by everyone as “Betsy”, 74, of Celina, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at her home surrounded by family. She was born the daughter of Helen and Richard Jesse on June 14, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan.
She is survived by her family: husband, David Steinbarger; children, Matthew Steinbarger, Steven Steinbarger and Sarah Taylor (Steinbarger); daughter-in-law Erinn Steinbarger; son-in-law Jason Taylor; grandchildren, Sophie Steinbarger, Sienna Steinbarger, Carson Taylor, Brooks Taylor, and Munroe Taylor; siblings, Richard Jesse, and David Jesse. She is preceded in death by her parents Helen and Richard Jesse, and brother Paul Jesse and sister Mary Jesse.
Betsy was a graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit, MI. She received her medical assistant’s degree in 1967 and worked at Purdue Medical Center for 2 years. Over the years she held several positions including scheduler at Northwest Mutual Insurance, office assistant at Schulze’s Tax Service, and driver for Dial-a-Ride. She never knew a stranger, truly enjoying meeting and getting to know new people who quickly became friends. She had a big smile, huge heart, and genuinely cared for others, often making calls to friends and family to check in and sending funny text messages and fun ideas to anyone and everyone just to let them know that she was thinking of them. Her most notable legacy was the 20 years she lovingly babysat for children in her home. Throughout the years she cared for over 100 children like they were her own and fostered three children as well.
Everyone loved her sense of humor and always expected goofy faces along with it! She found so much joy in spending time with her grandchildren playing games, teaching math while driving in the car, and doing crafts and finding treasures to expand their imaginations and creativity. It was not a surprise if a grandchild came home with deer antlers, alligator heads, jewels, or preserved hornets’ nests! Betsy loved to travel and enjoyed taking cruises and visiting places like Egypt, Greece, and Scotland to name a few. Her all-time favorite was living in Singapore for several years. She enjoyed living on Grand Lake St. Mary’s and everyone knew that when they visited “B’s Nest” that she would make sure they had the best time doing whatever they wanted to do while enjoying their favorite “puffy cookies” she would buy for them from Chiefs.
Betsy’s zest for life radiated with her love for jewelry and sequins. Her style and personality sparkled wherever she went! Betsy will be greatly missed by family and friends, always be on our minds, and forever in our hearts.
Betsy suffered from interstitial lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and pneumonia. She wanted to leave her mark on the world by donating her body to science to allow medical researchers and educators to continue to improve and save lives. There will be a celebration of life being held on August 28, 2022, from 2-4pm at The Moose in Sidney, OH, where all friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, family has asked to kindly make contributions to EverHeart Hospice, 835 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, OH, 45331, or online at everhearthospice.org, in Betsy’s memory.