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Mary "Betty" W. Luce

August 2, 1928 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 92)


DUBLIN, OH - Betty (Mary W.) Luce, 92, died Friday, January 29, 2021.  She was a long-time resident of Salem, then Hanoverton, Ohio. The last four years she resided at the Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin, Ohio. Her beloved husband of 49 years, Wally (Wallace S.) Luce preceded her in death. She was born August 2, 1928.

Betty lived a full and rich life.  She was a strong, determined, independent, and loving woman.   She and Wally enjoyed camping and traveling the country with family and friends and spending time as winter Texans.  They were initial members of the Salem Scampers camping club.  Betty was also a 50-year member of the Salem Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International.  Betty was an accomplished cook and baker, sewer, knitter, and quilter.  Her recipes and handmade gifts are treasured by many. She celebrated her 80th birthday with a family cruise to Alaska.  We know that the sadness we now feel due to her passing, will eventually be lessened by the many wonderful memories we have of our lives with her.

She is survived by her daughter, Evey (Evelyn) Luce Muniz and husband Rick of Houston, TX; son, Whit (William Luce) and wife Nancy of Dublin, OH; sister, Eleanor Harmon of Willoughby, OH; grandsons, Kevin Luce and wife Jennifer of Louisville, KY and Brian Luce of Berea, KY; great-grandsons, Charlie and Bennett of Louisville, KY; and additional nieces, nephews, and “bonus” family.

Besides her husband, her mother, Flora Belle Harmon, her sister, Judy Minner also preceded her in death.

A brief visitation will be from 11 a.m.-12 Noon Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, OH 44460.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 12 Noon at the church. The family requests that everyone prioritize health and safety first, adhere to social distancing, do not linger, and bring your own mask. Burial will be at Hope Cemetery.

A recording of the funeral service will be available under Betty’s obituary following the service at

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a future date when larger gatherings are safe and advisable.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, OH 44460. 

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February 13, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Christian Church
1151 East 6th Street
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Service
February 13, 2021

12:00 PM
First Christian Church
1151 East 6th Street
Salem, OH 44460


Hope Cemetery
1015 North Lincoln Avenue
Salem, OH 44460


First Christian Church, Salem
1151 E. Sixth St., Salem OH 44460

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