XENIA Betty Jean Allen, age 83, of Xenia passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born June 7, 1930 in Xenia, the daughter of Owen Faye and Bertha M. (Bone) White.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Gary Smalley; and siblings: Kenny White, Helen Morgan, Sug White, and Joan Caraway.
Betty is survived by her daughters: Paula Wood of Anderson, CA; Tammy Bellamy of Denver, CO; sister: Pauline Fife of Xenia; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Betty had retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base where she had worked as a secretary. She was a volunteer at Greene Memorial Hospital, working in the gift shop. She had also worked for Comfort Keepers, and enjoyed helping other people. She attended Xenia Friends Church. Betty enjoyed playing Bingo with her friend, Jane. Most importantly, she was a good mother and grandmother, and loved giving to her grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Monday, October 7, 2013 at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. The family will receive friends Monday from 11 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.