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2001 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-8816

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Betty Jean Brady

Betty Jean Brady, 79, Sandusky, was called home to be with Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, April 8, 2011, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness, with her immediate family by her side.

She was born on January 14, 1932 in Norton, WV to the late Edward and Lillian Phillips. She was a nurse in many of the area hospitals, and retired from J.C. Penney in 1995. Betty was a member of Northpointe Baptist Church. She was instrumental in creating the Girl Scout Softball League in Sandusky, was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, but her greatest thrill was her family.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Brady, whom she married on June 18, 1949; son, Michael (Diadra) Brady, Sandusky; daughter, Tina (Steve) Smith, Taylor Mill, KY; grandchildren, Rebecca (Ed) Leitenberger, Stephen (Amanda) Comer, Jamie Brady, Brian (Jessica)Legg, Brandon Legg, Brett Legg, and Derek Smith; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Sandra Kay, 2010, Karen Sue, 1998; and a son, James Alfred, 1982.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 3 P.M. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Rev. Wally Gilbert will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of the USA, P.O. 5046, New York, NY, 10087, or to Northpointe Baptist Church, 2611 Campbell St., Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be shared at