Betty Jo Forshey

Betty Jo Forshey, 72, of Parkersburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, the daughter of the late Dale and Violet Lafferre Moore.

She enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, bird watching, working in her flowers and drives in the country. She was a homemaker and as said by her children, “Was the best Mom and Grandma ever.”

She is survived by her children, Jerry Lee Forshey of Wirt County, Gary Wayne Forshey of Rockport, Brenda Sue Weese, Trena Rae Swiger and Ronald Eugene Forshey, all of Parkersburg, Doris Ann Crispen of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Betty Jean Forshey of Parkersburg; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sisters, Shirley Tennant and Ruth King, both of Washington, W.Va.; and her brothers, Dean Lafferre of Washington, W.Va., and Eddie Moore of Salem, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Junior Forshey in 2002; and one daughter, Connie Marie Swiger.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Todd Hill officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m.

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