Betty Joan White, 73, of Glenville, W.Va., departed this life on the evening of Dec. 5, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, W.Va., following an extended illness.
She was born March 16, 1940, in Baldwin, Gilmer County, daughter of the late Claude S. and Mae Brady White.
Betty was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1958, and a 1976 graduate of Glenville State College. She retired from the Gilmer County Board of Education in June 2003, after serving 29 years as treasurer. Betty enjoyed singing in the Gilmer County Senior Choir, playing piano, working with the Gilmer County Cancer Unit, and working with the Gilmer County Historical Society. She especially enjoyed spending time with all her great-great nieces and nephews.
Surviving is one sister, Jean Robinson of Atlanta, Ga.; and two brothers, Claude White Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Parkersburg, and Gerald L. White and wife, Ruth, of Glenville. Also surviving are eight nieces; one nephew; and 12 great-nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Stanley Robinson; and one infant sibling.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 112 East Main St., Glenville, with the Rev. Mark James officiating. Burial will follow in Meadow Lane Cemetery on West Virginia 5 west of Glenville. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Per Betty's request her casket will be closed for all public gatherings.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Betty Joan White with arrangements.