Betty Irene (Fortney) Ross, 80, Middleport, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at her residence. She was born on December 25, 1931, in Macfarlan, West Virginia, 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 of Bidwell and William Emerson “Bill” Ross of Burbank, California; nine grandchildren; 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 at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012, 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. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the funeral home.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.