Beulah J. Dilly

Beulah J. Dilly, 92, resident at Cedar Grove Assisted Living and formerly of Vienna and Murphytown, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Wood County, the only child of the late J.R. “Rudd” and Jenny (Smith) McCracken.

Beulah was the owner and operator of Dilly’s Esso Service Station in Murphytown. She was a member for 75 years at Murphytown Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, homemaker and was loved by all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce A. Van Camp (Danny) of High Point, N.C., and Betsy Myer (John) of Vienna; two sons, Neil Dilly (Renee) of Murphytown, W.Va., and John Dilly (Cynthia Archer) of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Susan Higginbotham (James), Sharon Chan (Bruce), Brad Dilly (Cindy), Joe Dilly (Jamie), Candy Fluharty (Mike), Matt Pitts (Ginger) and Christopher Dilly; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Okey G. Dilly.

The family would like to extend special thank you’s to Dr. Spychalski, his staff and Cedar Grove Assisted Living for all their care and support, and also to the Talking Books of Wood County Library for the vision impaired. This gave her many hours of listening enjoyment.

The funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 21, beginning at 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Kent Hall of Murphytown Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow the service at IOOF Cemetery in Cairo. Visitation will be today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Beulah J. Dilly

Beulah J. Dilly, 92, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away Nov. 18, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.