Betty Neidecker, 89, retired BGSU faculty member, died October 26, 2009 in Bowling Green. A native of Port Clinton, her teaching focused on the training of speech and hearing specialists for work in schools. A textbook she co-wrote School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery remains important in the field.

Retiring from teaching in 1982, Betty joined the staff of the Center for Archival Collections, researching topics in northwest Ohio history. She wrote The Marblehead Lighthouse: Lake Erie’s Eternal Flame, published in 1996, and was responsible for encouraging the donation of a number of manuscript collections to the CAC, including those of the Canal Society of Ohio.