Published in The Augusta Chronicle:
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Sondra J. Betsch, Ph.D., died on December 5, 2004 after an extended illness. Dr. Betsch had earned her undergraduate degree at Ohio University and her Doctorate in Education at the University of California, Berkley. She had taught Sociology at Augusta State University for 9 years and was forced to take a medical retirement in 1998. Dr. Betsch is preceded in death by her parents, the late Harold and Leora Betsch and her brother, the late Larry Betsch. Survivors include her nephew, Jeffrey (Dr. Linda Roberts-Betsch) Betsch of Columbus, Ohio; nieces, Jamie (Gary) McGaughey of Louisville, Kentucky and Jodi (Timothy) Smith of Indianapolis, Indiana. There will be no memorial service. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Joseph Hospice., 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30904.