Betty Jo WellsApril 8, 1968 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 49)
Betty Jo Wells, age 49, of 8064 Dawn Road S.W., Sherrodsville, Ohio died suddenly Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017 in Union Hospital at Dover.
She was employed by Alco Services, LLC in New Philadelphia as a Direct Care Staff member.
She was born April 8, 1968 in Salem, Ohio and was the daughter of the late George C. and Alice A. Rice Straight. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George F. Straight who died June 4, 2017.
Betty's favorite activities virtually always involved her husband Brian. They especially liked traveling together and she had an affinity for the beach. She will be remembered as an extremely loving and caring individual who was generous to a fault. Betty was a champion of disenfranchised children, and often opened her home to them. She enjoyed engaging in crafting activities, with sewing and crocheting being her specialties. She was also fond of reading books. Her family recognized her sharp sense of humor and her sometimes brutal honesty as some of her strongest traits. Her family was the center of her attention, and her grandson Sebastian was the light of her life.
She is survived by her husband Brian K. Wells, whom she married February 15, 1992, her three children Brian K. Wells, Jr. of Minerva, O., Rozella M. Wells of Sherrodsville, and Samantha R. Stage of Minerva, her grandson Sebastian Jovingo of Minerva, three brothers Richard Straight, James (Shelly) Straight of Malvern, O., Robert Straight of Sherrodsville, and six sisters, Nancy (Arthur) Radford of Meadow Bridge, West Virginia, Joyce (David) Giles of Middlebourne, West Virginia, Dolly Pelley of Carrollton, O., Laura (Louis) Stern of Wasolo, Missouri, Cynthia (Paul) Livengood of Kilgore, O., and Alice (Patrick) Cooper of Sherrodsville.
A funeral service featuring memories and anecdotes shared by her family will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, July 2, 2017 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until time of services at 4:00 in the funeral home. The family suggests contributions in Betty's memory may be made to Alco Services LLC, 1416 Kaderly Street NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
Alco Services, LLC
1416 Kaderly Street N.W., New Philadelphia OH 44663