Betty Jean Blair

March 02, 1935 ‒ March 03, 2019

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Galena, Ohio

Betty Jean Blair, age 84 of Columbus, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Heartland of Uptown Westerville surrounded by her loving family.  Born March 2, 1935 in Galena to the late Noah and Margretta Jackson.  Betty enjoyed working around the house, making candy, canning fruits and vegetables, sewing, quilting and collecting tea cups.  She had a happy, upbeat demeaner and was most proud of raising her two sons.  In addition to her parents, Betty is also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Jackson.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, William J. Blair, Jr.; sons, Jed Blair of New Philadelphia and Doug (Jinda) Blair of Delaware; brother, Bob (Nancy) Jackson of Marysville; sisters, Opal Denty of Delaware and Muriel Bingley of Florida; grandchildren, Tabatha, Sylvia, Dy, Sambo, Kelsey and Courtney; great-grandchildren, Alissa, Aria, Douglas, Dy Jr., Amanda, Thyler, A.J., Asher, Owen, Charlotte, Dominic, Evelyn and Annie.  Funeral Service 12 Noon on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving callers from 10 am until time of service.  Carlton Schooley and Curtis Bauske, officiating.  Interment Galena Cemetery.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Betty’s family. Special memories and condolences may be shared at:

  • Special memories of time with Bill & Betty. Deepest sympathy to all of the family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Joy and sorrow interwoven!! She was a wonderful lady.

  • Billy, Jed & Doug and family,
    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Such a loving kind lady! She was like a beloved aunt to me. And my mom’s best friend through the toughest trials of her life. So many memories in the kitchen with Betty & Mom making candy, canning, recovering furniture. The many neighborhood gatherings! Like apple butter making in the the big kettle. And Betty telling my Mom & me the story of her “falling off her nuts”! (She had laid walnuts out to dry on the picnic table & was walking on them to dehull them & fell). We all laughed until we cried! Much Love, Dawn

    • Thanks for the beautiful memories. They brought many more flooding in. Muriel (Sister)

  • Billy, Jed and Doug. I am so sorry to hear. I am so sorry I can’t be there! Here to be to all your family. We love and miss you all! Graham had a stroke and is not able to travel! Our loss is Heavens gain!

  • To my sweet friend, Jed, and your family as well. My condolences on the passing of your momma. I miss you and Luna, Jed.

  • My mom & dad owned the little General store in Fargo when Bill & Betty lived in the neighborhood. They were really great people. Sorry for the passing of Betty. She will be missed by many