Betty Jean Smith

SMITH, Betty Jean, 77, of Bridgeport, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Liza’s Place.

She was born March 1, 1936, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter to the late Leon and Dorothy (Shrump) Barr. She was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack David Smith; her stepson, Charles Smith; her great-uncle, Harold Barr; and her four brothers, Leon Talmage Barr, Emerson John Barr, Howard Leroy Barr, and Jerry Nelson Barr.

She is survived by one son, Douglas and his wife Tina Smith of Bridgeport, Ohio; two daughters, Dawn and her husband Steve Runyan of Colerain, Ohio, and Linda Smith and Tom of Wheeling; three sisters, Pat and her husband Don Carl of Wheeling, Skip and her husband James Reger of Wheeling, and Beverly Hartman of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Douglas Smith II, and Charles David Smith Jr.; five great- grandchildren, Chastity, Doug III, Aubrea, Shariden, and Kiera; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, with Pastor Deborah Gable officiating. Interment will follow at Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

Memorial donations can be made to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline Street, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

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