CORTLAND, Ohio – Betty Lou (Shafer) Waldo, 82, of Cortland, passed away Thursday evening, October 19, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 28, 1934 in Cortland, the daughter of Leslie M. and Frances E. (Little) Shafer.
Betty was a graduate of Cortland High School. She then went on to attend Warren Business College where she achieved an associate degree.
She worked for five city Mayors and four city Service Directors. Her work involved the Planning, Zoning and Building Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Civil Service Commission.
She married Robert J. Waldo August 13, 1955 and they shared many years of marriage and happy memories together.
Betty owned and operated a Christian based business.
While in high school, she earned her letters playing softball. She was also a professional in competition skating, an advocate for the Wounded Warrior Project and she enjoyed working with ceramics. Her greatest enjoyments were her family and many friends, whom she dearly loved.
She is survived by two daughters, Laurie Waldo, of Bazetta and Lesly (James Meade) Flowers, of Niles. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, James, Jeremie and Justin Reese, Heather Zbysienski and Billy Ambrose and two great-grandchildren, Autumn Zbysienski and Gianna Reese.
Besides her husband, Betty was preceded in death by a son, Randy L. Waldo; a brother, Raymond Shafer and a great-grandchild, Cali Zbysienski.
Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren, with Pastor Ronald Biehl officiating.
Friends may call from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that material contributions be made to any of the area homeless shelters or to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Betty’s memory.
A television tribute will air Monday, October 23 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.