Betty Irene (Fortney) Ross, 80, Middleport, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on Dec. 25, 1931, in Macfarlan, W.Va., to the late William Joseph and Delphia Mae (Roberts) Fortney. Mrs. Ross retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center.
She is survived by her husband, whom she married on March 10, 1951, David Linton Ross; daughter, Betty Mae (Joe) Edwards of Cheshire, Ohio; sons, David Edward, Eddie (Tiffany) Ross, Bidwell and William Emerson "Bill" Ross of Burbank, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Jean) Fortney and Willard Fortney; sister, Christine Lyons; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Evajean and Billy L. "Mike" McKnight; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Emerson and Elizabeth Well; sister-in-law, Garnet Fortney; and brother-in-law, Wayne Lyons.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will follow in the Cherry Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held for family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com