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Annabelle Mae Bethel

Annabelle M. Bethel, 85, formerly of Amanda, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Logan Health Care Center.  She was born August 27, 1931 in Fairfield County and was the daughter of the late Edward and Lulu (Young) Speakman.
Annabelle was brought up to feel she had to earn her worth every day.  If you ever drove by her house you might see her on a ladder on the roof or scraping the barn.  She would mow the field, pick up every little stick of wood in the field and until she was 82 she could be seen splitting wood and carrying it to the basement.  She was tough and determined to finish any job, she cared for her family and made sure they were taken care of no matter how old they were.  Late in life she started a career as a real estate agent and worked for HER.
She is survived by her two daughter, Connie (Allan) Conley of Waverly and Tammy (Doug) Willaman of Amanda; grandchildren, Christina (Rick) Donahue, Michelle (Matthew) Bergum, Shawn (Leslie) Molloy, Tyler Willaman and Matthew Willaman; great grandchildren,  Michael Bergum,  Cierra Molloy, Crystal Molloy and Emily Molloy and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bethel and two brothers, Gary and Milton Speakman.
In accordance with Annabelle’s wishes, a grave side service will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Amanda Twp. Cemetery.

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Dear Bethel family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Annabelle. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

Michael Jun 27 2017 12:00 AM

Connie and family so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She lived a long, full life.

Vera (Carroll) Bigwood Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Tammy, Doug and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.  Condolences to the family.
Lori Foley

Lori Noll Foley Jun 25 2017 12:00 AM