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Betty J. (Chesser) Whitesel

March 5, 1935 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 82)

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Gathering of Family and Friends
August 29, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Memorial Service
August 29, 2017

1:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

August 29, 2017

2:00 PM
Greensburg Cemetery
4890 Thursby Rd
N. Canton, OH 44720

Betty Whitesel, 82, of Green passed away August 24, 2017.  She was born March 5, 1935 in Pocahontas, Arkansas to the late Paul and Elvada Chesser.  Betty lived and raised her family in the City of Green.  She was a graduate of the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing, retiring as an occupational health nurse at Goodrich.  She enjoyed gardening, the farm in West Virginia, and spending time with family. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Donald and sister, Reta Bisesi.  She is survived by her children, Zachary (Marcie), Dana; and Jamie (Stacy) Whitesel; grandchildren, Jordan, Joshua and Logan Pastor, Hanna Whitesel, Derek and Lily Stahl; brother, Paul (Marie) Chesser; brother-in-law, Joe Bisesi, and sister-in-law, Jean Nagy. 

A special thank you to Shellie and all of the staff at Great Lakes Hospice for the care they provided to Mom and her family.   

Memorial service will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 11 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be at Greensburg Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Ste. 201, Hudson, Ohio 44236 or to Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice, 1530 W. Market St, Akron, Ohio 44313.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at

(330) 899-9107


Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association - Greater East Ohio Area Chapter
70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236,

Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice
1530 W. Market Street, Akron OH 44313

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