Betty Earle McConaha

Betty Earle McConaha, 92, of Parkersburg, passed away at her residence on March 22, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Aug. 5, 1920, in Clarington, Ohio, a daughter of the late John B. and Minnie Merkle Henthorn.

Betty graduated from Clarington High School. She was a homemaker, and worked at the bakery at Ralph’s Market. She volunteered for Meals On Wheels, and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia J. Earle of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sons, Denton A. Earle and wife, Mary Lou, of North Olmstead, Ohio, and William E. Earle and wife, Susan, of Acworth, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Rosalie Mahoney of Parkersburg, Wanda Tatman (Steve) of Parkersburg and Sarah Johnston (John) of Blanchester, Ohio; four grandchildren, Stephanie Earle, Todd, Marc and Gary Hall; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Judd Earle of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald C. Earle; her second husband, Leslie P. McConaha; one brother, John B. Henthorn Jr.; one sister, Zelia Howard; two stepsons, Charles L. and William R. McConaha; and a grandson, Michael McConaha.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 19th Street, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Ian Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.

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