PARIS - Shirley A. Betz, 73, of Paris, passed away at her home at 10:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
She was born Jan. 4, 1939, in Sisterville, W. Va., to Arthur W. and Naomi (Henderson) Speece.
A 1958 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School, she worked at Community Care Center in Alliance as an LPN for 15 years.
Shirley was a member of Alliance Evangelical Friends Church for 40 years. She enjoyed flower gardening, feeding the birds, and traveling to Florida, where she enjoyed collecting seashells on the beach.
Her gentle spirit will be missed by her family, including her husband, Warren A. Betz, whom she married March 31, 1962, children, Eunice A. (Paul) Castellucci, Bruce A. (Cathy) Betz, Warren A. (JR) Betz Jr., and Colleen A. (Fred) Wafler; seven grandchildren, Thomas, Andrew, Bryan, Lindsey, Kristin, Jerry and Haley; two step-grandchildren, Chad and Amanda; father, Arthur Speece; two sisters, Linda Widla and Donna Mather; and one brother, Bill Speece.
She was preceded in death by her mother, and one sister, April.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 24, 2012, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Sams officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beech Creek Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve, 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601, or Alliance Visiting Nurse Hospice Association, 885 S. Sawburg Road, Alliance, OH 44601.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, Ohio.
Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.