SHELBY-- Betsy Joann Carrigan Rhom, 80, of Pleasant Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover. A native of McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late John and Melita Webb Carrigan. She retired from Cleveland County Schools as a food services manager. She was a member of Crestview Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Boyce and Syd Carrigan; two sisters, Murriel C. Deal and Peggy C. Cranford; and great-grandson, Mason McCulloch.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Donald F. Rhom, of the home; son, John E. Rhom and wife Penny of Shelby; two daughters, Susan R. Guffey and husband Mitchell of Boiling Springs, and Heather R. Huskey of Lattimore; two sisters, Jana C. Baker and husband Hal of Marion, and Margaret C. D'Angelis of Florida; grandchildren, Heidi G. McCulloch, Joshua C. Guffey and wife Lizzie, Erich T. Rhom and wife Leslie, Syndi R. Hamrick, and Carrigan Huskey; great-grandchildren, Mollie and Maggie McCulloch, Georgia Guffey, Alex, Jacob, and Isaac Rhom, Johnathon, and Allison Hamrick.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 Sunday at the church, and other times at the home.
Funeral Service: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Crestview Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Stan Webb
Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or
of Cleveland County-Shelby, 1901 Brunswick Ave. #100, Charlotte, NC 28207
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com