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    Betty Weber R.I.P.

    Rest In Peace, Betty Weber (Formerly Betty Sharpe)

    This happened back in August but I just found out about it last night and it hit me like a punch in the gut. I was friends with Betty on Facebook, and I started wondering why I hadn't seen a post from her in a while. I noticed that I was no longer listed in my Facebook friends so I searched her name and came across this devastating news.

    https://www.news-herald.com/news/ohi...36b4bb391.html

    Some of you may have already known about this but the news was slow to reach me since I removed myself from all metal detecting groups on Facebook long ago. Betty was also a member of this forum but she rarely posted. Here is her introductory thread:

    Newbie to American Detectorist

    She was a very enthusiastic detectorist and was really good at it. She also seemed like such a positive person who was full of life. I debated creating this thread but decided to do it in remembrance of Betty. She was a special advocate for our hobby.

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    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 363 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 66 V Nickels, 118 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 123 Barber Dimes, 371 Mercury Dimes, 226 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 14 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Elite Member DaddyDigger's Avatar
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    WTF Tony? I am shocked. Also, I can't view the link over here in Europe, can you post the text for me?
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    From the December 2018 issue of American Digger magazine:

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    Willoughby Hills deaths ruled murder-suicide

    The two bodies found in a Chardon Road home July 31 were the result of a murder-suicide, according to Willoughby Hills police. According to police, 59-year-old Robert M. Weber killed his 51-year-old wife Betty before killing himself.
    Officers at 9:41 p.m. conducted a welfare check at the couple’s 31051 Chardon Road home.

    When the officers arrived, there were lights on in the home and all the doors and windows were locked. Through a window they saw a man, later identified as Robert, who appeared to be dead.
    The officers broke glass from the rear sliding door to enter the home. As the officers pulled back the curtain, they found a woman, later identified as Betty, who was obviously dead.
    The Lake County Coroner’s Office and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted with the investigation.

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    Elite Member DaddyDigger's Avatar
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    They hadn't been married but a few years. This is tragic.
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
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    Yes, they had been married only a couple of years. Someone posted on Facebook that they had separated and were in the process of getting divorced. She went to the house to retrieve some of her belongings and he killed her.

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    Metal detecting video featuring Betty:

    https://youtu.be/1sxJUOW2a5A

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    I've never heard of her until she was tragically lost to us, and then some time later. After reading the articles and tributes, and now the video, I think she certainly would have been a person I would have been proud to know and hunt with.
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    That are some sad news. Thank you for sharing, Tony.
    Rest in peace, Betty.


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