Betty Jo Wilson

February 22, 1930 ‒ October 21, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Betty Jo Wilson, age 85, of Fredericktown passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 22, 1930 in Barnesville, to the late John F. and Nancy M. (Dinsdale) Thomas.

Betty was member of the First Baptist Church in Fredericktown.  She loved being on the farm and caring for her family.  Betty had worked for Lenki Brothers.  She will be remembered for being a loving wife, caring mother and grandmother and always willing to give to those in need.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Patricia (John) Franklin Newbury Park, CA, Pamela (Tom) Lanum of Cardington, Deborah Yetzer of Newark and Amy Koelbl of Howard; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; and her brother, John Richard Thomas of Perrysburg.

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Wilson; daughters, Nancy Wright and Rebecca Wilson; and a brother, George Thomas.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred at Home in Betty’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Betty Jo Wilson.

  • Betty Jo, Harry and all of their girls, and their families, has been a important part of our lives and our family. We shared many things with all of them over the years. We worked together with the Fredericktown Baptist youth group, traveling many place, as far a Oklahoma, on missionary and learning trips. Betty Jo was a wonderful Christian lady. We will always cherish all of our great memories. We are praying for all of her family.
    With Christian Love. Pat & Marvin McQuigg

    • On behalf of my mother, Beverly Coffing, I equally share the thoughts of Pat & Marvin. Our prayers are with your family at this time.


  • To the Wilson Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time in the passing of your loved one.

    We were friends with your parents when attending Fredericktown First Baptist Church. Remember your mother, always with a smile and your dad with his pipe.

    Our deepest sympathy.

  • Such a wonderful Christian woman who I have many memories of her at our church, Fredericktown First Baptist. Those six beautiful little girls all lined up in their freshly pressed little dresses. Oh my, how did she ever do all that she did over the years? We have had many great conversations and I admired her so much. She will be missed by many but I know she is rejoicing in Heaven with Her Lord, her husband Harry, her daughters, Becky and Nancy and her parents. May God comfort the family at this time. Linda

  • She was such a wonderful woman. She always had a smile on her face at church. She was a vital part of the activities when I attended as a child and young adult. I know that you will miss her. So sorry for your loss. Deanna and Dallas Tackett

  • She was an absolute sweetheart. I always enjoyed seeing her and sharing stories. I feel as though I came to know her and other family members through our business connection, and developed a friendship as a result. It certainly wasn’t hard to make friends with Betty, and I will certainly miss her and our little talks. May the Lord confort you during this time.

  • Patty,Pam,Debbie,and Amy we go back a long time and enjoyed all our times together,whether it be at Church or all the campouts.Lots of great times.Always loved the whole Wilson Family.Your Mom was a great friendly Christian Lady.These past few years has been rewarding being able to see your Mom in Church as I would always go and get my hug from well as hugs from Sabrina and Lacy.And these past few years she was right there cutting pies on Wednesday morning for the pie booth.Sure had some great talks with her about everything.Will always remember.You guys,well Ladies have been through a lot in your life and I know it just doesn’t seem right,but for some reason it was Gods plan.She’s rejoicing with your Dad,Becky,and Nancy.and others of your Family.So Sorry and may God be with you all.God Bless.

  • I am Sabrina’s friend and mother of her friend Kyle. I’ve only known your mom for a few years now, but she was always the friendliest of people. Always so loving and caring of Sabrina and Lacey and always a smile on her face. My prayers and sympathy to you all.

  • Betty Jo was the epitome of Jesus love for others. I felt such love and support from her always. Willingness to serve. She was an angel to me. I pray you will be comforted by your memories of the Mom and Grandmother she was to you. Much love.

  • Sending our sympathy to the Wilson family. We just loved Betty Jo and she was a blessing to all who knew her.

    Dan & Gert

  • Yes, Girls, we sure spent a lot of time together at the Wilson farm. I think of Nancy often too, and have so many happy memories of being there with all of you. Nancy would walk me home, or I’d walk her home, and then we’d have to walk each other half way back, and that would go on and on…. because we didn’t want to be apart. Then we’d finally have to give up and separate, or we knew we would be in big trouble! HA! I used to ride the bus the long route, just to sit with Nancy for that hour to talk and laugh. It was awesome that your parents had 6 daughters and we had the same, and that we lived so close to one another! I remember your mom raising those baby lambs, and it was too cold for them to be in the barn, so she blocked off the kitchen and we fed baby lambs in the kitchen. It was just the best time! Oh how we loved to play in the creek and the barn. My mom would turn us loose in the morning, and all we had to do was be home by supper-time. She knew that we were with good people, and Betty Jo and Harry would make sure we didn’t get into too much trouble. My heart goes out to all of you. Many wonderful memories to share. God bless you and know that you are all loved! God rest Betty. Lots of Love, Marla (and Morgan too)