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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" McElroy
Elizabeth Ann Red Rose2Elizabeth Ann “Betty” McElroy, 85, of Richwood, died peacefully Sunday morning May 26, 2019, at her home. She was born in Marysville on September 7, 1933 to the late Virgil F. and Mary Kathryn (Hutson) Eaches. Also preceding her in death was her husband, James L. ‘Red’ McElroy on August 25, 2002, and they were married in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on April 28, 1952.

Betty was a 1951 graduate of Richwood High School. She then went on to work at Scotts in Marysville for over 30 years, wearing many different hats during her tenure, but finishing in the shipping and receiving department.

In her spare time, Betty was always on the move. She loved to go on the many fishing trips with her husband and their two sons, enjoyed going to the ballpark to watch the Indians, and was even known to be an exceptional bowler, traveling for tournaments across the US.

However, the true center of Betty’s life was her family. She loved her husband and was always in the mood for an adventure with him, whether that be horse racing, going to car races, or just traveling around the country. Even as her sons grew and moved around across the country, Betty made it a point to keep close as a family. If the boys needed her for anything, they knew they could count on her to be there at a moments notice.

Surviving are their sons Gregory W. (Carol Wedeman) McElroy, Brownwood, Texas, and Ricky James (Robin Lynn) McElroy, Peoria, Arizona. Grandsons Quinn James McElroy, and Jason (Christina) Wedeman. Great-grandchildren Daniel, April, Brayton, and Cole. Also surviving, a brother Bill Eaches, Cardington, and a sister, Johna Nibert, Richwood. Betty and Johna were more than just sisters, but rather best friends. Many around Richwood knew them as ‘”two peas in a pod”. Betty also had many dear friends that meant the world to her and served as her extended family.

Funeral Services will be held Friday May 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Craig Bradds will officiate, burial will follow at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday May 30, 2019 from 5-7 at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Richwood Park, 153 North Franklin St. Richwood OH. 43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Retha Nibert
Live Oak ,Fl.
Sun, May 26, 2019 at 8:25 PM

Prayers for the family.

#2 from: Dee Ann payne
Mon, May 27, 2019 at 6:40 AM

So very sorry

#3 from: Bob and Barb Russell
Mon, May 27, 2019 at 8:12 AM

To Betty's Family, Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. Betty was a sweet lady who we always enjoyed talking to.

#4 from: Jodi (Barry) Stage
Grove City, OH
Mon, May 27, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Dear Rick and Greg,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Tue, May 28, 2019 at 11:36 AM

We are so very sorry for the loss of Betty.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Lisa and Tim Sheehan

#6 from: Pat Kyle Beayley
Russell's Point
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:10 PM

What a great lady.  I have many fond, fun memories with her and her family.  I will miss her.

#7 from: Pam McCloud Endsley
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:54 PM

I was sorry to read of your moms passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. God Bless

#8 from: Terry and Barb Kemp
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:04 PM

What a sweet, fun lady Betty was.  I loved her sense of humor, she always had some good ones.  I sure will miss her.  RIP dear Betty.  

#9 from: Marianne Brown
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Love you and will will be missed by many, prayers to all family

#10 from: Sheila (Ward) Grams
Plymouth, Mn
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Boys, I remember your mom as one of my mom's best friends. I used to babysit you in summers and go to the lake most days. May Betty and Gert have fun bowling in heaven!!

#11 from: Dan & Karen Converse
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Our thoughts and prayers for the family. Betty was a special lady.

#12 from: Greg Ressler
Newark, Ohio
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Our thoughts and prayers

#13 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 6:16 PM

To all the family of Betty McElroy,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one who loved Betty so very much, and give you comfort, love, peace, sunshine, and hope,  Betty was a wonderful friend.  She will be missed by many friends.  May God bless each one of you and be with you during this difficult time!  God Bless!

#14 from: Ron and Darla Waterwash
Wed, May 29, 2019 at 7:58 AM

Wonderful lady and the best neighbor we could have ever had.  I loved surprising Betty and her sister with homemade Brownies and ice cream. Prayers to the family. We will always remember her kindness and her wave!

#15 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Wed, May 29, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Dear Johna, Larry and Betty's family.   We are so very sorry for your loss of Betty.  I always loved seeing and talking with her.  She was a true gem and we know how much you will miss her.  May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.  

#16 from: Fred Smith
Thu, May 30, 2019 at 7:58 AM

Greg,Rick and Bettys' family,send my condolences in her passing.Alot of memories growing with guys
Such a sweet lady.Always saw her at the Villa for lunch,always with a smile.

#17 from: Mary G Mowery
Thu, May 30, 2019 at 10:02 AM

Gregg, Rick and Family,  My deepest condolences at the passing of your Mother.  She was a dear friend, and I will miss her, and our frequent calls to each other “to keep up”.  My love and thoughts are with you.

#18 from: Dale & Pat Ferguson
Richwood Ohio
Thu, May 30, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Sending prayers, Betty was a sweet lady who always waved when we went by. She always had a smile, she's going to be missed by all

#19 from: Jeremy & Shari Watkins
Zanesfield, Ohio
Thu, May 30, 2019 at 5:34 PM

We really enjoyed being neighbors to Red and Betty during our time in Richwood.  They were such caring and fun people. So very sorry to hear of Bettys passing.  Our lives are better for having known her.  We pray Gods love and peace over you during this difficult time.

#20 from: Lin Somerlot
Atlanta, GA
Fri, May 31, 2019 at 8:12 AM

My dearest sympathies to Betty's boys and family.  She was a dear friend who will be missed by many.
I'm sure that she has hooked up with Gertie and they are both smiling.  
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  

#21 from: Rebecca George
Fri, May 31, 2019 at 9:18 AM

My sympathy to Betty's family.  Especially to her sister Johna as I would see them together so very often, of course to her sons, Greg and Rick and their extended families.  One of you, maybe both were Boy Scouts when my husband, Loy, was a Scoutmaster, and later one of you entered the Navy. When my husband lived, he followed your Navy career through articles in The Richwood Gazette.  As he himself was a Naval Reservist, he was proud of your advancements.
May God be with you today and always.
            Mrs. Loy (Rebecca) George

#22 from: Rick McElroy
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Thanks everyone,  I still go back and read these. It helps.

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