Betty Jean (Warner) Linquist, age 90, of Troy, Ohio, and formerly of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 5:10 AM at Covington Care Center in Covington, Ohio. She was born on December 21, 1921 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Millard and Ruby (West) Warner.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 57 years Darrel H. Linquist; brothers and sisters in law, Carl & Edith Warner, Chalmer & Imo Jean Warner, and Kenneth Warner; and son in law, Larry Welker.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Phyllis Welker Mead and husband Adrain Mead of Bradford, Ohio; grandsons, Brad Welker of Lexington, KY and Ty (Amy) Welker of Troy, Ohio; great grandchildren, Jake Welker, Jordan Welker, Jessie Welker, Maggie Welker, and Luke Welker; brother and sister in law, Noel J. “Jim” & Ruth Warner of Knoxville, TN; sister in law, Betty Warner of Greenville, Ohio; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends.
She was a member of the West Grove United Church of Christ where she was very active, a Sunday school teacher, and sang in the choir. Recently she attended Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ. She enjoyed working on the farm with Darrel, working in her garden, many crafts, and was especially known for her black raspberry pies. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and especially enjoyed her great grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
There will be a service held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Craig Showalter and Pastor Terry Haworth co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com