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Betty M. (Jones) Rees

June 11, 1927 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 92)

Betty M. Jones Rees, 92, Gallipolis, Ohio passed away in her home Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The daughter of the late Maurice and Bernice (Davis) Jones, she was born June 11, 1927 in Monroeville, Ohio. Betty retired from Kroger’s where she was employed for over forty years and really enjoyed the retiree get togethers. She was a member of Simpson Methodist Church, Rio Grande, Ohio and she married David Lincoln Rees, who preceded her in death October 31, 2015. Together they enjoyed camping, gardening, and being members of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club. Betty was also an avid college basketball fan, watching every game she could find on television.

Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory a sister, Dorothy Cochrane, Volcano, California; four stepsons: David (Sharon) Rees, Gallipolis, Ohio; Dwane Rees, Dean (Amee) Rees and Dwight (Christi) Rees, all of Rio Grande, Ohio; granddaughters, Olivia and Lilly and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Helen Canaday, Wilda Mae Harris, Ruth O. Jones and brothers-in-law: Marshall Canaday, Claude Harris and Bob Cochrane and daughter-in-law, Connie Rees.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande, Ohio. Friends and family may call at the funeral home Saturday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations made in Betty’s name to Holzer Hospice 100 Jackson Pike Gallipolis OH 45631.

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Holzer Hospice
100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis OH 45631

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