The Life of Betty (McQuillen) Rezendes

Betty A. McQuillen-Rezendes

June 11, 1936 - July 16, 2015
Resided in Struthers, OH
Betty A. McQuillen-Rezendes, age 79, of Struthers, formerly of Austintown, Ohio, died on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:35 PM at Masternick Memorial Health Care Center in New Middletown.

She was born on June 11, 1936 in Youngstown, the daughter of the late John and Margaret Fundziak Vrabec.

Betty worked as an assembler at Packard Electric for 30 plus years retiring in 1996. She was known as the ''nut lady'' as she had sold big bags of nuts. Prior to working at Packard, Betty worked at the Dog House in Austintown and also Morgan''s Restaurant.

Betty enjoyed doing many things including, belonging to TOPS and Weight Watchers; she and her husband were on the CB Radio and her handle was, Turtle; founding and charter member of the FOE #3298 Ladies Auxilary in Austintown where she was a past president and Golden Eagle; member of the Golden Triangle Eagles in Eustis, FL; belonged to many bowling leagues at Wedgewood as well as a traveling league; the Croatian Home on the Westside of Youngstown; she also enjoyed golfing-having a hole in one in the Glow Ball Tournament at Meander Golf Course.

Survivors include her children, Chester A. McQuillen, III of Las Vegas, NV, and Peggy "Emmy" McQuillen of Struthers; her grandchildren, Tina (Andy) Neal of Tucson, AZ, Mara McQuillen of Mesa, AZ, Karli J. Miller of Lafayette, IN, and Lance Miller of Youngstown; six great-grandchildren, Denise Santiago, Danielle, Natalie, and Andrew Jackson Neal, Alexandria Grijalva, and Noah Cocio.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, especially her Kimmy who helped care for her.

Other than her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her two husbands, Chester A. McQuillen 1-26-1953 to 11-29-1996; William Rezendes 2-20-1999 to August 2001; her companion, Frank Keppeler 2003-2011; her son, John A. McQuillen; and her siblings, Frank Vrabec, Tom Vrabec, Mary Yaskulka, and Jean Brown.

The family would like to thank the staff and the rehab unit at Masternick Memorial Health Center for all of the care they gave to their mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at the Lane Family Funeral Home-Austintown Chapel at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 24, 2015 where Father John Keehner will celebrate Betty''s life.

Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 5-7 PM, where there will be an Eagles Service at 6 PM.

Betty will be buried next to her husband, Chester, at Green Haven Memorial Gardens in Canfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Purple Cat, 4738 McCartney Road, Lowellville, Ohio 44436, because she loved her Terisa.

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