Betty Lou (Finlay) Nein, 95, of Monroe, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born in Hamilton on July 5, 1921 to parents Scott and Ethel (Beckett) Finlay.
Betty Lou was very involved in the Middletown community, earning a place in the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 1998 and one of the Outstanding Women of Butler County in 1990. She served as President of the Middletown Board of Education for 4 years. Betty Lou was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder there. She served as President of PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization), Chairman of the United Way Campaign, served on the Board of Directors of the Middletown Symphony, was an administrator of the Arts In Middletown, and earned the Middletown Classroom Teacher's Association Community Citizens Award for Outstanding Service to Education in 1983.
Mrs. Nein is survived by her sons, Richard (Barb) Nein, Scott (Janis) Nein & Tom (Susan) Nein; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; as well as many, many more loving family & friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. "Dick" Nein in 2001; and her parents.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:30 am at First Presbyterian Church, 2910 Central Ave., Middletown with Reverend Michael Isaacs officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be sent to the Middletown Community Foundation, The Nein Family Fund, 300 North Main St, Suite 300, Middletown, Ohio 45042 or the donor's favorite charity.