Betty Lorraine Hornak

October 17, 1925 - October 22, 2011

10/17/1925 - 10/22/2011

Past Services

Tuesday October 25, 2011
McMechen Cemetery
McMehen, WV 26040
304-232-5867 L | Directions
Tuesday October 25, 2011
11:00 am
St. John's Catholic Church
622 Main St.
Benwood, WV 26031

Hornak, Betty 86, of Benwood WV., passed away peacefully on Saturday October 22, at 2011 Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center Wheeling.

She was born October 17, 1925 in Mannington WV., the daughter of the late Fred D. Cartright and Elsie Starky Cartright.

Betty was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith and a long standing member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Benwood. She enjoyed playing Bingo and gardening. Her favorites were her roses; she had many unique and colorful varieties.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Joseph E. Hornak and one brother, Charles “Bud” Cartright.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Theresa Michael Vavrock of Benwood WV., and Libby Hornak of Glen Dale WV.; one son, Joseph M. Scherry Hornak of McMechen WV.; one brother, Norman Cartright and two sisters, Alberta Higgins and Mary Greathouse all of Mannington WV.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Betty on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at 11AM at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant with committal services to follow at McMechen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in loving memory of Betty be offered to St. John’s Catholic Church 622 Main Street Benwood WV. 26031.
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Rose Frasnelli
8 years ago

My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. I will always remember my Mom and Dad sitting over in the park with Betty and Joe, and Ted and Dorothy. I loved the cake she made from scratch with the sweet icing. My Mom has lost another good friend, and she offers her sympathy. I know they will all meet up again in heaven. May God bless and comfort you.

Lavada Niven
8 years ago

When I think of Betty it always brought to mind her and my mother playing Bingo…whether it be at Benwood or Bellaire. When I was old enough to play Bingo, many a night I would sit with your Betty and we would speak of my Mom. With her passing a part of me goes also as she always was a nice lady , neighbor and friend.