Betty Jean Foos-Gibbs

July 28, 1947 ‒ May 01, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Betty Jean Foos-Gibbs, age 71, of Marion, passed away, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at The Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

Betty was born on July 28, 1947 in Marion, Ohio to the late Clifford and Evelyn (Redman) Craft.  Betty attended Harding High School graduating in the class of 1965 and soon after began a lifelong career in furniture sales.   Betty worked for many years at Nicholls Furniture in Marion and later retired from Grolls Furniture in Waldo.

Betty made sure her home was decorated perfectly and there was always a room that was under renovation.  Her keen eye for shopping enabled her to find countless knick-knacks and clothes galore.

Betty married Fred Foos in 1967 and they spent 26 years together, raising two children, Jami and Eric, and making lasting memories at their home on Columbia Street.  Having a second chance at love, Betty married John Gibbs in 1996 after reconnecting at the Marion Moose; John survives.

Betty is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Jami (Joel) Mathias of Canal Winchester; daughter-in-law, Kara Armstrong of Columbus; step-sons, James and Scott Gibbs; grandchildren, Levi, Georgie, Hank, Isaiah, Lily, and Mason; Shih Tzu, Stewie; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by parents; son, Eric B. Foos in 2008; brother, Glen Craft; an infant brother, and Shih Tzu, Reggie.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center Street, on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2 until 4 pm.  A funeral service honoring Betty will be held 11 am Monday at the Funeral Home with Russell Howard officiating.  Burial will follow in Caledonia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty’s honor to The Marion Community Foundation, Eric B. Foos Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Betty’s family.  Online memories may be expressed by visiting

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Betty was a very sweet lady and I’m so glad I got to know her. She will be in my prayers along with her family. Sincerely, Patricia Snyder.

  • John and family,
    I am so sorry for you loss. She was a lovely lady. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know Betty is in her makers arms now.
    Noelle (Lyon) Cline

  • Dear John and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Betty Jean was one in a million. She will be greatly missed. I remember her visiting Grandma Redman when I was younger. Every time I saw her she had this wonderful smile that warmed right through you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Betty and I were best friends after graduation and a few years after. We lost tract until about 20 years ago for a short time. She was a great friend and I’ll never forget her beautiful smile.

  • So sorry for your lost. Please accept my condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jami, I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. Our mothers are so important in our lives, they connect us to our past. I know that you will miss her terribly. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary Ann Ward

  • John and Jami, we are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill and Pam Sidle