Betty Dowis, age 79 of Mount Gilead, died Monday evening June 10, 2013 at Bennington Glen Care Center surrounded by her family.
She was born on June 22, 1933 in Grundy, Virginia to the late William H. and Eva (Phillips) Addison. A 1951 graduate of Sparta High School where she was a cheerleader and Salutatorian for her class of 13. She was a retired Branch Manager for Bank One in Cardington with 32 years of service retiring in 1995 and a member of the Morrow County Hospital Twig. She was a member of the Harmony Methodist Church.
Betty enjoyed gardening, bird watching and music, everything from Big Band, Swing and Bluegrass.
She is survived by her daughter: Beverly Aronhalt of Columbus; long time companion: Emmett Adkins Jr. of Marengo; granddaughter: Stephanie Jane Maehl; great grandchildren: Brooke, Makenzie, Carly, Dylan; sister: Irene (Robert) Layman of Sun City West, Arizona; nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by son: David Gregory Dowis; brothers: Warren, Roy, Cecil, Perry, Estel; sisters: Virgie, Mary, Freddie, Bernie, Leora, Myrtle.
Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Friday 10 a.m. with her nephew Pastor Dan Addison officiating. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Morrow County Hospice, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com