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Betty Jean (Gillum) O'Donnell

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Betty Jean (Gillum) O'Donnell Obituary
O'Donnell (Gillum) Betty Jean (Gillum) O'Donnell, age 69, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at St. Ann's Hospital. She was born May 12, 1948 in Huntington, WV to the late Walter and Louise (Wiley) Gillum. Betty attended Linden-McKinley High School. Betty was a Linden area mother who adopted many and was a loving inspiration to all who knew her. Betty was the Tri-State Heavy Weight Champion in Professional Wrestling for many years and worked as a Bouncer and Security Guard in the past. She enjoyed working for Superior Plating as a Metal Plater, Stim-U-Plant as a supervisor and enjoyed Supervising at Affinion where she retired after over a decade of dedicated service. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by sister Sharon Kay Gillum. Surviving are loving sons, Donald Glenn (Cathy) Samples, Scott Adam (Lois Murphy) Samples and Melvin K. (Bonnie Jill "B.J.") Williams; Diane (Kenny "Big Dog") Barnett; beloved grandchildren, D.J., Samantha, Shaina, Michelle, Chelsea, Cody, Adam and Nikki; five adored great-grandchildren; devoted brother, Don Gillum whom she loved with all her heart; best friends, Sandy Gayness, Peggy Gillum and Betty Newland; special friends, Chris and Shannon who helped her along her journey; numerous friends and co-workers, along with several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road, where a Celebration of Life will take place at 7 p.m. Private family interment at a later date. Visit Betty's guest book at www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 27 to June 28, 2017
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