Betty Jean Christy

Betty Jean Christy, 75, of 34072 Hartshorn Ridge Rd., Graysville, Ohio, passed away Sunday (Nov. 24, 2013) at her home.

She was born near Brownsville, Ohio, on Jan. 12, 1938, a daughter of the late William and Thelma Stickle Schmidt.

Betty was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Christy on Jan. 16, 2009; four sisters, LeOma Athey, Doris Cline, Margaret Hartshorn and Wilma Bott; and one brother, Edward Schmidt.

Surviving are three daughters, Terry (Phil) Wells of Lewisville, Ohio, Lisa (Danny) Vesper of Ashland, Ohio, Tracy (Bob) Blackstone of Lewisville, Ohio; one sister, Frances (Don) Hixson of Woodsfield, Ohio; her dog, Shadow; seven grandchildren: Chase (Steph) Wells, Jordan Wells, David (Jessie) Vesper, Amanda (Steve) Jones, Dawn Vesper, Lindsey Blackstone, Evan Blackstone; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Gas Cards c/o Shirley Brown, 48397 Keylor Hill Road, Woodsfield, Ohio, 43793.