Betty J. Cappelletti

April 23, 1927 - February 10, 2014

04/23/1927 - 02/10/2014

Betty J. Cappelletti, 86, of St. Clairsville, OH., died Monday, February 10, 2014 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV. She was born April 23, 1927 in Bellaire, OH a daughter of the late Basil and Louise Peroni Funari.

Betty was a retired employee of the former Stone & Thomas Store at the Ohio Valley Mall, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Betty was a 1945 graduate of Martins Ferry High School and for many years a small businesswoman, opening the Homeside Carryout as well as the St. Clair Party Center. Her family was the most important part of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Primo Funari; three sisters; Wanetta McCleery, Della Trouten and Eva Gordon.

Surviving are her husband, Ben Cappelletti, Sr.; two sons, Ben Dana Cappelletti, Jr. of Mansfield, TX, Bill Kelly Cappelletti; two daughters, Beth BZ Pollock and Beverly Chuck Robinson, all of St. Clairsville; two sisters, Virginia Dezio of Wilmington, NC and Emma Reasbeck of Port Orange, FL; 11 grandchildren, Angela, Lucas and Shane Cappelletti, William and Bryant Cappelletti, Nolan, Justine and Dustin Rice, Alyssa, Lexie and Olivia Robinson; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday from 4-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950, with a Vigil Service at 4 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Chillog as celebrant. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice, 308 Mount St. Joseph Road , Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Larry Dezio
7 years ago

Aunt Betty was such a cheerfull person and always full of energy. I have many great memories visiting her on holidays and trips back to Wheeling. My wife Grace, my children Carrie and Tony my daughter-in-law,Emily, my Grand daughter Vinetta and my MOM send their regrets; and, we are so sorry the ice storm and snow storm in the South will keep us from attending the funeral. We will miss Aunt Betty and will offer a Mass for everyone. God Bless you.

Larry Dezio

Barbara & Tracy Straface
7 years ago

Ben & Family,

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you during this difficult time. Everyone will be kept in our prayers.

Much love,

Barbara and Tracy

Tim Neal
7 years ago


You and your family have our deepest sympathy and condolences , and we will be remembering you with our Christian love and prayers during this sad time of loss. May God the Father Almighty and Jesus Christ our Savior strengthen and comfort you and all others who sorrow at this time.


Tim & Vi Neal

7 years ago



Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Stalder
7 years ago

Chuck said that Betty made the best chicken he ever ate!

Our heart felt condolences to you guys and your family. Love Elizabeth and Chuck

Ed and Cindy Shank
7 years ago

Dear Ben and family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of Betty. She was a wonderful and caring person. With heartfelt sympathy.

Ed and Cindy Shank

Carolyn Klatt
7 years ago

Dear Ben and Family,

You have my deepest sympathy, I am so sorry for you loss, Betty was a lovely person, you will have your wonderful memories, God Bless.

Priimo Funari Jr
7 years ago

I remember Betty, when I was a youngster, she was always very kind. Warmest sympathy.

7 years ago

I was so sorry to learn that Mrs. Cappelletti had passed away. She was one of my favorite patients, and all of us in the office looked forward to seeing her. She always remained upbeat despite her health problems. We had some interesting and spirited political discussions. She will be missed. I offer my sincere condolences to Mr. Cappelletti and his family.

Dana DeFede Leskovic
7 years ago

I worked with Betty some 30 years ago at Stone and Thomas at the Ohio Valley Mall in the credit office. Loved her. So sorry to hear of her passing, she was wonderful. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

7 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Betty J. Cappelletti.

Sharon Boston
7 years ago

Prayers for the entire family, Betty was a very special friend to me over many years those being a special client at JCP, Regis,and Studio East salons. She will be greatly missed! God Bless.

dale and judy moses
7 years ago

sketter sorry to hear about your mom you have our deepest sympathies. i only have good memories of your mom when we were growing up.

Bob Ney
7 years ago

To Ben and Family

I was sorry to learn about the passing of Betty. My prayers and sympathies go out to you and your entire family. God Bless

Bob Ney

Newark, Ohio

bud and su simmons
7 years ago

very sorry for your loss bud and su

Tom & Karen Cross
7 years ago

Where there is sadness love plants a garden of memories. Wishing you moments of peace and tender reflection. Sending you heartfelt sympathy. All our love Tom & Karen