Betsy Ellen Ross Whalen
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Betsy Ellen Ross Whalen

Galena - Betsy Ellen Ross Whalen, 79, of Galena, died in her sleep on November 20, 2020. She was born on June 25th, 1941 in Zanesville, Ohio to Wells and Florence Ross. She was married to Jedd Whalen on July 7, 1973 and he survives; also surviving are her two sons, Matt Whalen of Mount Victory and Ryan (Stephanie) Whalen of Galena; her two daughters, Sarah (Shawn) Hull of Ostrander and Stephanie Low of Young Harris, GA; nine grandchildren, Ethan, Erika, Keara, Nate, Zach, Elijah, Luke, Meredith and Little Betsy; one great-grandchild, Jude; nieces, Amy, Liz, Kim, Taylor and Peggy. Preceded her in death by her parents and sister, Sue Huprich. Betsy loved to read, cook for her family, golf, fish and knit her famous dish towels. She was the steady rock of her family and will be greatly missed. Betsy was a long time resident of Westerville Ohio where she raised her family. She graduated from Denison University in 1963, where she met her best friend Susan Ryzko, and became a social worker for the city of Columbus before staying home to raise her family. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville Monday, November 23, 2020 from 11 am - 12 noon followed by a service at 12 noon, Rev. Jim Meacham, officiating. Private Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.




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Published in Times Recorder from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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December 13, 2020
I just learned of Betsy’s passing and am so sorry. She and her family were our neighbors for several years. I mostly remember her infectious laugh. Hold tight to your memories.
Al and Leslie Rachuba
Al and Leslie Rachuba
Neighbor
November 28, 2020
Sincere condolences to Jedd, Ryan, and all the family.
Trish Callis
Friend
November 23, 2020
To Jedd and Family: We are so saddened to hear of Betsy’s passing. She was a good person and a good neighbor. I will miss our occasional phone calls and spontaneous chit chats (and laughter) on the corner, and the funny emails she would send. She will be sorely missed. God bless you during these most difficult times. Our prayers are with you
RIP Betsy!
With Sincere Condolences,
The Byrds (Joe and Lolita)
Joe & Lolita Byrd
Neighbor
November 23, 2020
To Jedd and Family: We are so saddened to hear of Betsy’s passing. She was a good person and a good neighbor. I will miss our occasional phone calls and spontaneous chit chats (and laughter) on the corner, and the funny emails she would send. She will be sorely missed. God bless you during these difficult times. Our prayers are with youRIP Betsy!
With Sincere Condolences,
The Byrds (Joe and Lolita)
Lolita Byrd
Neighbor
November 23, 2020
To Jedd and Family: We are so saddened to hear of Betsy’s passing. She was a good person and a good neighbor. I will miss our occasional phone calls and spontaneous chit chats (and laughter) on the corner, and the funny emails she would send. She will be sorely missed. God bless you during these difficult times. Our prayers are with youRIP Betsy!
With Sincere Condolences,
The Byrds (Joe and Lolita)
Lolita Byrd
Neighbor
November 23, 2020
To Jedd and Family: We are so saddened to hear of Betsy’s passing. She was a good person and a good neighbor. I will miss our occasional phone calls and spontaneous chit chats (and laughter) on the corner, and the funny emails she would send. She will be sorely missed. God bless you during these difficult times. Our prayers are with youRIP Betsy!
With Sincere Condolences,
The Byrds (Joe and Lolita)
Lolita Byrd
Neighbor
November 23, 2020
Jedd and family: We are so sorry to hear of Betsy's passing. It's been a while since we've had a Pfeifer Family Reunion, so haven't seen you for so long. Betsy was so kind and kept in touch with Mom (Mary Lou Roessler). Thinking of you during this time. Harold and Mary Lou's kids: Karen, Christine, Janet, Diane, Hal, Michael and Ragine
Karen Roessler Young
Family
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