Betty Knisley, age 79, went to be with the Lord April 28, 2017.
She was born July 11, 1937, to John and Wanda Martindale in New Holland.
Betty knew the Lord as a teenager, and church and serving the Lord were always important parts of her life.
A graduate of Washington Senior High School, Betty lived in the Washington Court House area before moving to Georgia, then Tennessee. Betty retired from the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Dept. in Decatur, Georgia.
She came back five years ago to the Circleville area. She loved to camp, write, paint, cook and spend time with her family, friends and cousins.
Wherever she lived, Betty attracted friends with her sparkling and flamboyant personality, whether at work, at church singing in the choir or volunteering.
She is survived by daughters, Sue Benner of Circleville, Twana (Kerry) Beaver of Wildwood, Missouri, and Mary (John) Keenan of Cleveland, Tennessee; and a son, Brian (Kellie) Knisley of Canton, Georgia. Betty was grandma to Shelley (Robert) Fauver and Krista Benner of Circleville, Jay Knisley of Columbia, South Carolina, Bryson Beaver of Wildwood, Missouri, and Rachel and Sean Keenan of Cleveland, Tennessee. Betty was also great-grandma to Anthony, Amaya and Aliya Fauver of Circleville. She also is survived by brother, Robert (Donna) Martindale, and niece, Diana Martindale, all of Westerville.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Wellman Funeral Home, 1455 N. Court St., Circleville, with Rev. Dean Queen officiating. Burial will be in Hitler Ludwig Cemetery immediately following the service. Calling hours will be from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday.
A special thank you to Pickaway Manor and Heartland Hospice for their loving care and ministry to our mother.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimers Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215; or to the family for expenses.
Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal