Betty Jane Shively

December 31, 1969


Shively, Betty Jane Sprowls Gallaher, passed away Nov. 20, 2003 at the age of 80. She was born in Wheeling Aug. 13, 1923, the daughter of the late Clarence and Madeline Sprowls. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and attended St. Mary of the Springs College, Gettysburg College, and West Liberty St. College. For many years, she was employed at Gast’s Bakery in Wheeling and later moved to Lima, Ohio where she was employed as an accountant with E.S. Evans and Co. She was formerly a member of the First English Lutheran Church, Wheeling. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry Shively; and her brother, Herbert Sprowls. She is survived by her son, James R. Gallaher, Jr. and his wife, Tami, of Wheeling; daughters: Barbara Jones of Moundsville and Deborah Schierholt and her husband, Steve, of Columbus, Ohio; sisters: Aileen Beery of Wheeling and Suzanne Carroll and her husband, Robert of Pittsburgh, PA; sister-in-law, Nancy Sprowls of Medina, OH; 11 grandchildren: Beth, Katy and Jamey Gallaher; Lisa Gilrane and her husband, Scott; Sam, Koury and his wife, Jaime, and Kyle Jones; Jason, Jennifer and Aaron Hastings; and Mark Schierholt. 3 great-grandchildren also survive. At Betty’s request there will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Gettysburg College or Easter Seals, 1305 National Rd. Wheeling. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Wheeling.

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