Betty J. (Wilcox) Walp
Betty J. Walp, age 86, formerly of South Gamble Street, Shelby, died Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Crestwood Care Center after an extended illness.
She was born January 1, 1922 in Shelby the daughter of the late
Fordy and Verma (Viers) Wilcox. Betty was a 1940 graduate of Shelby High School. She was a retired employee of Miami Systems in Shelby. Prior to that, she had worked at AMF in Shelby. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Shelby and Shelby Hospital Guild. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by her 3 sons and 4 daughters-in-law, David and Vicki Walp of Shelby, Duane and Kathleen Walp of Sycamore, Ronald and Sadie Walp of Shelby, and Cindy Walp of Chattanooga, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren.
Betty married Harold L. Walp on August 19, 1942 and he preceded her in death on September 21. 2003. Also preceding her in death were 6 brothers, Claire, Cleo, Paul, Jack, Dale, and Gale Wilcox, a son Randall Walp in 2007 and by an infant twin sister, Peggy.
Friends may call on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 from 10-11 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street in Shelby. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 AM by Pastor Bob Taylor. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial expressions be made to First United Methodist Church, Shelby Hospital Guild, or The ALS Association. The family would appreciate
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