Betty Joan White, age 73 of Glenville, departed this life on the evening of December 5, 2013 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

Born March 16, 1940 in Baldwin, Gilmer County, daughter of the late Claude S. and Mae Brady White. Betty was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1958 and a 1976 graduate of Glenville State College.

She retired from the Gilmer County Board of Education in June, 2003, after serving 29 years as treasurer.

Betty enjoyed singing in the Gilmer County Senior Choir, playing piano, working with the Gilmer County Cancer Unit, and working with the Gilmer County Historical Society.

She especially enjoyed spending time with all her great-great nieces and nephews.

Surviving is one sister, Jean Robinson of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Claude White Jr. and wife, Sharon of Parkersburg; and Gerald L. White and wife, Ruth of Glenville. Also surviving are eight nieces, one nephew, and 12 great nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Stanley Robinson and one infant sibling.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 112 East Main Street, Glenville, at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Rev. Mark James officiated. Burial followed in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, on WV Hwy 5 west of Glenville. Visitation was Monday, December 9, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Per Betty’s request her casket will be closed for all public gatherings.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. assisted the family of Betty Joan White with arrangements.


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