Betty Jo Webb

June 18, 1933 ‒ September 08, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Betty Jo Webb, age 81, of Marion passed away on September 8, 2014 a 4:40 p.m. at Heartland of Marion. She was born on June 18, 1933 in Lumberport, West Virginia. Betty Jo married Robert O. Webb on April 13, 1952 in Oakland, Maryland. Betty Jo was a retired elementary school librarian from Marion City Schools. She worked at Silver Street Elementary School for seventeen years. Her passion was working with young children and enriching their lives through the wonders of books. Betty Jo was actively involved in the Marion community. She was a sustaining member of the Jr. Service Guild, the Marion Follies, and Epworth United Methodist Church. After retirement, Betty Jo made it her mission to single-handedly keep both Elder-Beerman’s and Kay Jewelers in business, owing to her impeccable sense of style and taste. The beloved wife and mother is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, her son, Dr. Robert Mark Webb, of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Pamela Webb Potter, Major, (Ret), (James) of Tarpon Springs, FL; their five grandchildren, Heidi, Shawn, William, Arielle, and Ryan; and their two great-granddaughters, Aimee and Zoe. She was our faithful lantern when our path was dark. When we needed a fire lit, she always was our spark. (Heidi Sullivan-granddaughter). Family members will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Hoffman and Chaplain Pam Lamb-Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.

  • I met Betty Jo my first year of teaching at Silver Street school. What a gracious lady and friend to the students and staff. Always remember that smile whenever we met later in life at other functions. God bless the memories she left us.

  • Mr. Webb, I was so sorry to learn about the loss of Betty Jo. I will always remember her wonderful smile and the way she could light up a room with her kindness and laughter. You always shared such warm thoughts about her, and the love and commitment that you had for her were obvious. I have such fond memories of you as my teacher, and I want you to know that I am thinking about you and your family. You and Betty Jo touched so many lives in very meaningful ways.

  • Bob & Family, We are very sorry to hear of Betty Jo’s passing. She was a lovely, sunny, fun woman who will be missed. You, both, have been friends for many years and a bright spot in our hearts.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob, and your family. Betty Jo was the light of your world. How comforting it is to know that you will see her again someday. All our love, Dennis, Bette, Bruce, Laura, and Brinn

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob, and your family. Betty Jo was the light of your world. How comforting it is to know that you will see her again someday. All our love, Dennis, Bette, Bruce, Laura, and Brinn

  • We were so sorry to hear about her passing. She was very active, and a very important part of Mr. Webb’s life. Mr. Webb was an excellent teacher, and Mrs. Webb was active in many of the same clubs and organizations that my mother so dearly loved. My wife and I regret that we can not attend the funeral; however, our schedule just does not allow the drive. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Dear Mr Webb, So sorry to hear of youir loss. I went to elementary school at Silver St but think that was before she worked there. I have fond memories of my association with you at Harding. Again my prayers and heartfelt feelings for you and your family, Mike

  • Dear Mr. Webb and family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Kind thoughts to all of you. Especially Mr. Webb who surely deserved such a lovely sounding wife. Mary V

  • Dear Mr. Webb and family, Please accept my own and Sue’s condolences, at this time of loss. I am glad to know that you have had such a Lady to support you through all these years. Our prayers are with you and yours. God bless and love, Bill and Sue

  • Dear Mr. Webb, As a neighbor and former paper boy, I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. She was the nicest, warmest, and kindest person who always brought joy to anyone she was around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Mr. Webb and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Webb’s passing. I have fond memories of spending my young childhood walking down the street to see Mrs. Webb. She was such a kind and patient soul. My early years were better because of her enthusiasm and spirited conversation. She will be missed. My prayers are with you all.

  • Bob, I am sorry that I was out of town and could not attend calling hours or services for Betty Jo. She was a delightful and caring person. The world’s light shines a little less now that she is gone. Please know that I will hold you and your family close in prayer. It is tough to lose a loved one. May the love and memories you two shared bring you much comfort. Take care.