Betty Briggs Cribbs

July 4, 1917 - October 29, 2008

07/04/1917 - 10/29/2008

Past Services

Saturday November 01, 2008
Riverview Cemetery
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, OH 43920
330-385-9262 | Directions
Saturday November 01, 2008
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Saturday November 01, 2008
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947

BETTY BRIGGS CRIBBS of Charlotte, North Carolina formerly of Tiltonsville, Ohio and Bellaire, Ohio did Wednesday October 29, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She was born July 4, 1917 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to the late Bessie Ashton Briggs and George W. Briggs.

Betty was a graduate of Warren Consolidated High School and the Elliott Business School. She was secretary to Mr. J.H. Mullinix at her Alma Mater, where she met her future husband and became a homemaker. After raising two children, she began a second career; starting in 1966, she worked for the former Bank of Wheeling where she became Branch Manager. She loved people and made so many new friends during her employment at the bank.

Betty was a volunteer “Gray Lady” at the former Bellaire City Hospital, a member of the Child Guidance and the Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellaire, Ohio for over fifty years.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Claire L. Cribbs, beloved son, Claire “Lin” Cribbs and brothers, George “Woodie Briggs and Henry C. Briggs.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith K. Cribbs, grandsons, Russell J. Fox and Timothy M. Fox all of Charlotte, North Carolina as well as three nieces and two nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Saturday from 11 am until time of services at 1 pm with the Rev. Ric Hendrix officiating. Interment in the Riverview Cemetery in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Claire L. Cribbs Scholarship Fund c/o Bellaire High School 349 35th Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906 or the First United Methodist Church 3402 Guernsey Street Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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Connie Theiss-Grinstein
8 years ago

Dear Judy and family, my sincere condolences during this time Your Mom was such a lovely dear sweet woman. Judy, you may remember you and I worked together at L.S. Goods a long time ago. My maiden name was Theiss. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely, Connie Theiss Grinstein

Dianne Donkin
8 years ago

Dear Judy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always so sweet to me. How time passes, it seems just yesterday that we were young, sitting in your bedroom in Shadyside, entertaining each other with schoolgirl stories. Sending you a hug, thoughts and prayers.

Dianne Donkin Littlehales

Boulder, Colorado

MatyJo Zacchini Kurko
8 years ago

Dear Judy: I just went online to view the Times Leader and saw your mom’s death notice. I am so very sorry for your deep sense of loss. She was always so kind loving to me when I would stay over-night at your house when you lived on Jefferson Street. I remember it like it was yesterday.

How can so many years have passed among us? May you find strength in your beautiful memories of your Dad, your Mom and Lynn. Life deals us some really hard blows but somehow, God gives us the strength and hope to forge on. Love and prayers, MaryJo Zacchini Kurko

Dave Spirk
8 years ago

Heartfelt sympathies, Judy! My Mom passed away a year ago last May at age 90. Your family has made a lasting impact on me and many others I’ve had in training classes I’ve led since leaving the Valley 30 years ago. I still quote your Dad from Sociology class during my Soph. year / 1964.

May God comfort you in your loss.

8 years ago

Judy, I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I’ve often thought of you, but didn’t know how to contact you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I would love to hear from you. Love, Sissie

Shari Friend
8 years ago

Judy, Sorry we couldn’t be there for you but it is our craft show at the firehall. Our prayers are with you in this your time of sorrow. My phone is 740-546-3321 and please call as Mommy wants to talk with you. She is Freda Briggs Friend. Again so sorry and hope to hear from you real soon.

Love and Prayers,

Shari and family

Jim Tarbet
8 years ago

Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

I can remember your father talking about her in school, as when he was selling Blue Coral & other auto products “on his route”.

I remember both of them very well. In fact, your father was the teacher with the greatest class, the finest gentleman that I ever knew in Bellaire. When I came back from the service 1972, he bounded across the church, shook my hand and gave me a hug immediately after services.

In fact, nearly 45 years later, I can still see his face and hear his voice. It’s still fresh & pleasant in my memory today.

I will keep them and your in my prayers.