Betty Jo Baldridge

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 is a 1954 graduate of Bell Valley High School formerly of Caldwell.  Mrs. Baldridge graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus where she obtained a bachelor degree and a master degree. She was a member of the Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Womens 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.


Dennis Lewis - Jan 30, 2020
Brian and family, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol & Tim Daniel - Jan 27, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathy to all your family. Prayers for comfort and strength!
Carol & Tim Daniel, Sr - Jan 27, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathy to all your family. Prayers for comfort and strength!
Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Jan 27, 2020
Dear Baldridge Families, Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We always enjoyed talking with Betty about education and Ohio State alumni activities. Vicki worked with Betty over the years in an educational capacity, as well. We will miss all those conversations. She will be missed. Sincerely,
Tim and Donna - Jan 25, 2020
We are sorry for your loss , you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Shannon Tise - Jan 22, 2020
I was sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I enjoyed working with her and drawing on her experience and knowledge. My thoughts and prayers are with her family,
Randie and Jean Bolender - Jan 22, 2020
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers!