Betty Dowis, age 79 of Mount Gilead, died Monday evening June 10, 2013 at Bennington Glen Care Center surrounded by her family.
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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
Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on June 19, 2013