November 18, 1936 – January 19, 2020
Betty Jo (Tilden) Baldridge, 83, of Cherry Fork, Ohio died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Monarch Meadows Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Seaman. She was born November 18, 1936 in Zanesville. She was preceded in death by parents, Edgar Ray Tilden and Floy Rosamond (Ogan) Tilden and husband, Richard Stanley Baldridge. Betty is survived by one son, Brian (Lori) Baldridge; one daughter, Jane (Bill) Hesler; and grandchildren: Casey Baldridge, Alyson Baldridge (Nik) Tamanko, Duncan Hesler, Laura Hesler, Hannah Hesler, all of Cherry Fork and George Hesler (stationed in Guam).
She was a teacher for many years and worked as an early childhood interventionist with Adams County Help Me Grow. She was employed at Hopewell Center in Highland County and was a caseworker for Adams County Job and Family Services in West Union. She graduated from The Ohio State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. She was a member of the Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Association. She was a former member of the Adams County Garden Club and the Adams County Historical Society in West Union.
Memorial donations can be made to Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 107 Cherry Fork, Ohio 45618. The visitation is Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 12 until 2 pm at Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church at 14806 State Route 136 in Cherry Fork. The funeral service is Saturday at 2 pm at the church under the direction of Lafferty Funeral Home. Pastor Norine Behm will officiate. Mrs. Baldridge will be cremated following the service and the inurnment will be at Cherry Fork Cemetery. Lafferty Funeral Home, Incorporated of West Union is serving the family.