Betty Jo Waltz

BELLVILLE: Betty Jo Waltz, 90, of Bellville passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in Colonial Manor Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Harlan and Inez (Peters) Bartram, Betty Jo was born November 26, 1924 in Fort Gay, West Virginia. Upon turning 18 and during WWII, Betty Jo worked at Dominion Electric to aid in the war effort. On October 12, 1945 she married Alvin Waltz. The two celebrated 69 years of marriage. In 1948 Betty Jo, Alvin and their family moved from West Virginia to Mansfield.

She was a member of Newville Baptist Church where she served on the mission’s team. She was also a member of the Stitch Away Sewing Club.

Betty Jo enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening. She loved to travel with her family and especially loved to spoil her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Sherry (Earl) Smith and son Franklin (Deborah) Waltz all of Bellville; grandchildren Rich (Lisa) Smith, Dale (Sherry) Smith, Michelle (Jeff) Brokaw, Bambi (Ron) Rigney, Levi (Mandy) Waltz, and Natasha Waltz; 12 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister Garnet Huff of Lucas, sister Julia Jones of Bluefield, West Virginia; special niece JoAnn Carter as well as, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents, Betty Jo was preceded in death by her husband Alvin F. Waltz who passed away February 3, 2015; brothers Thomas, Benton, and Ralph Bartram.

The family will receive friends Saturday July 11, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will immediately begin at 1 p.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery near Butler.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Clear Fork/Butler Adult Life Center may be made through the funeral home.

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