Elizabeth J. “Betty” Archer

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Archer, 79, of Vienna, W.Va., died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Alvin H. and Edith Pearl (Craig) Reed.

She retired from the Wood County Board of Education after 23 years as a kindergarten aide. She was a member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends, reading and square dancing with her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Cullen (Rob) of Cary, N.C., and Becky Ratkovich (Dan) of Vienna, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Jaclyn and Jennifer Cullen and Ethan Ratkovich; two sisters, Alice Foley (Hal) and Lois Hendricks; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. “Bud” Archer; and grandson, Elijah Ratkovich.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church. Entombment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com