Betty Jane Williams

Betty Jane Williams, 75, of Macksburg, Ohio, passed away July 26, 2014, of a short illness at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 8, 1938, to Anna Edith (Cline) Williams and Jacob Wilson Williams, who are deceased.

Betty was a graduate of Marietta High School, class of 1957. She was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Quilt Club, the Laurel Grange #1678, and Pomona Grange #9. She was active participant of the O’Neill Center playing Bingo and Chair Volleyball. She attended Dungannon United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Frances (Williams) Stark, whom she lived with for many years; and a brother, James Armstrong. She was loved and will be dearly missed by her special nieces, L Catherine (David) Barnhouse, Carolyn S. Stark (James Risher), Christine F. (Gerald) Gerst and Betty Jean (Thomas) Schenkel; her great-nephews and nieces, David (Tracy) Barnhouse, William C. Barnhouse (Kate Murray), Amanda Barnhouse, Gerald (Sandy) Gerst, Heather (David) Clark, Benjamin Gerst (Misty Serdy), Partick Gerst (Marla Wiley), Thomas Schenkel (Ashlynn McQuilkin) and Timothy Schenkel; and great-great-nieces and nephews. She had many other nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by one brother, Charles Edward Williams.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, July 31, at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Township Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at the funeral home.

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