Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com
January 15, 2013
Betty Jean White, formerly of Freeburn, Ky. and longtime resident of Powell, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Lillian White of Freeburn, Ky.; her twin brother, Benny of Groveport, Ohio; and youngest brother, David of Ann Arbor, Mich.
She is survived by daughters, Pamela (Kim) Banez of Westerville, Ohio and Karen (Jim) Conger of Lewis Center, Ohio; her adored grandchildren, Alyssa, Garrison, Zachary, Lillian, Aiden and Ramon. Additional survivors include her oldest brother, William (Maria) White of Ypsilanti, Mich.; her oldest sister, Navajo White Jude of Mckinney, Texas and her youngest sister, Karen White (Jim) Biliter of Majestic, Ky.
Betty was graduated from Phelps High School. She and her twin brother, Benny were the third and fourth family members to graduate with perfect attendance. She attended Marshall University where she studied Business and Nursing. Her working career spanned more than 50 years. She owned her own business WHITE CLEAN and had several employees.
She was a member of the Worthington Baptist Church, Worthington, Ohio. She was an active Christian who practiced her faith by serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Sunday School Clerk and volunteered in the Soup Kitchen Ministry for the Homeless. She also served on the visitation team for homebound. She leaves to mourn her passing a large host of close friends. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, loved to bowl and was an accomplished ballroom dancer and instructor.
Visitation for family will be at 6 p.m. Friday, January 18, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home, Belfry, Ky. and visitation for the public will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, with the Rev. Odis Blankenship and Pastor Tim Doddenhoff officiating. Special music will be provided by Pete Wolford, piano solo will be provided by Betty’s granddaughter, Lillian and the Rev. Odis and Debbie Blankenship. A private family burial will be held at Belfry, Ky. after the funeral.