Betty G. Forman
November 13, 1930 ‒ July 30, 2010
Betty G. (Jones) Forman, age 79 of Sunbury passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 at home with her family.
She was born on her family’s farm in Berkshire on November 13, 1930, the youngest child of the late Ruth G. (Pittman) and James W. Jones. A graduate of Sunbury High School in 1948, she was a lifelong Sunbury resident and formerly owned Betty’s Beauty Nook on the Sunbury Square. She was courted by Ted L. Forman and they married on June 6, 1954, together they raised a family and founded Forman Construction and Forman Realtors.
Civically active in the Sunbury community she was a founding member of the CCL, GG Club, and Sunbury Ladies Euchre Club. She was involved with the PTA, 4-H, and served as a Boy Scout Troop Leader. As a Big Walnut alumnus she assisted in planning class reunions. She was active in the local “Just Say No” campaign, even this past spring and raised money for the American Heart Association.
Betty was a dedicated and skilled homemaker. A nature lover, she enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, visiting with friends and family, as well as caring for her pets; Arnie and Siam. Betty enjoyed life immensely and treasured time spent supporting her grandchildrens sports and fair activities.
Courageous, patient, good humored, Betty was resilient to the very end. She died after an extended illness, with many wonderful friends in the Sunbury community supporting her through her illness.
Betty is survived by her husband of 56 years Ted, children: Mike (Jody) Forman, Brent (Laura) Forman of Sunbury, Mary Jo Forman (Ken) Miller of Scottsdale, AZ, LuAnn Forman of Westerville, six Grandchildren: Kelly, Martin, EmmyLou, Megan, Jared, and Luke, twelve Great-grandchildren, all of whom dearly loved “Grandma Betty”, brothers Harold (Mildred) Jones of Alpha, KY, and James Jones of Golden, CO.
Betty’s family will greet friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61 Sunbury, Ohio, where a service celebrating the life of Betty will be held Wednesday 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Brian Smith officiating, interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park. A meal and gathering will be held after the services at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St. Sunbury. All are welcome to attend.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur James Cancer Research, The James Development Office, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218 or American Heart Association, 15120 Collection Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com