Betty  Neal

Obituary of Betty C Neal

Betty C. Neal, 85, of Wooster, OH and formerly of the Venice, FL area, passed away peacefully with family by her side, Thursday, March 3, 2022 at West View Manor in Wooster. 


Betty was born Dec. 14, 1936 in Ironton, OH to the late Homer D. and Luella (Boyd) Secrist.  She married the love of her life, Thomas C. Neal July 3, 1954, he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2003.


Betty received her B.A. from Ohio University and taught elementary education in Ironton City School and Triway Local School, from which she retired.  She was always active in church no matter where she lived, first at the Zoar Baptist Church, then West Hill Baptist and the First Baptist of Venice.  She loved playing tennis, singing in the choirs and the family quartet. Always up for an adventure and fun, she was a member of the Red Hat Society, where she made many friends.  Betty also was an avid reader and loved the beach.


She is survived by her children; Tim (Jayne) Neal of Shreve, OH, Tom (Claudia) Neal of Sarasota, FL, Christi (Jay) Watkins of Duncan, OK and Ryan (Denielle) Neal of Perrysburg, OH; sisters, Donna McElroy and Brenda (Ralph) Large; ten grandchildren, Ashley, Megan, Courtney, Kayla, Kara, Cassandra, Sabrina, Addie, Hope and Grace; eight great-grandchildren and currently expecting three more.


Betty was preceded in death by her mother and father, mother-in-law Felonese Webb; brother-in-law Clinton E. McElroy and stepfather Wilbur Sparling.


Private family graveside services will be held in Venice Memorial Gardens with Pastor Tom Hodge officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Ohio, at 2:00pm Saturday, March 26th at the Zoar Missionary Baptist Church in Coal Grove, OH. If you would like to honor Betty’s memory, the family suggest memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.


The family would like to thank the staff of West View Healthy Living for their years of loving care and support.


Farley Funeral Homes, Venice is assisting the family with arrangements in Florida. Schlabach Funeral Home, Shreve is assisting the family in Ohio. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at

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