Betty Ireson, 88, Hernando, Florida, died May 11, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, to the late Clarence and Athelia Crowell on March 21, 1926. She was a graduate of Beaver High School in Bluefield, West Virginia and Alabama State College for Women at Montevallo, Alabama. She taught chemistry at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia and Chemistry and Physics at Graham High School in Bluefield for 43 years. She retired in 1994 and moved to Hernando in 1995. Her affiliations include the Hernando United Methodist Church, Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Red Hat Society; Citrus Hills Women's Club; and O.E.S. Chapter 102 in Bluefield.
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Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Joyce Hodges, Citrus Hills; a sister, June Nash and her husband, Paul of Citrus Hills. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wade Hodges and Thomas Ireson.
Betty's life will be remembered at a celebration of life at 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Interment will be at a later date in Bluefield, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be sent to Hernando United Methodist Church in Hernando.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 14, 2014