Betty Joan “Jo” Urick

November 02, 1932 ‒ September 15, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Betty Joan “Jo” Urick, age 76, of Marion, died Tuesday afternoon, September 15, 2009, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness.

On November 2, 1932, Jo was born in Marion, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harley Sr. and Ester (Maury) Kelley. She attended Oakland High School.

On August 4, 1955, Jo married her loving husband, William “Bill” Urick, in Ashland, Kentucky, sharing the past 54 years together.

A loving mother and grandmother, Jo loved to be surrounded by her family and would spend all of her time with them if she could. With her kind and caring heart, she truly had a special knack for spoiling her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

With a love for the outdoors, Jo would spend time at her family’s cottage in Fremont, Ohio, where she loved to fish for catfish and white bass. She also enjoyed working on several different types of puzzles, and among her favorites was working on crosswords.

Knowing her way around the kitchen, Jo’s family fondly remembers her special turkey and goulash meals.

Jo will be dearly missed by her husband, William Urick of Marion; her five children: Michael (Sheri) Roberts, Steve Roberts, both of Titusville, Florida, Linda Dickerson of Harpster, Cathy Urick of Marion, and Debbie (Mike) Edwards of Morral; 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; a brother, Floyd (Pat) Kelley of Findlay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jo was preceded in death by her sister, Bev Bartley; three brothers Harley Jr., Dick, and Gerald Kelley; son-in-law, John Dickerson; daughter-in-law, Mary Robert; and a granddaughter, Cassandra Jo Dickerson.

The Urick family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, at the Marion First Free Will Baptist Church, 1449 Crissinger Rd., Marion, where services celebrating her life will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Grover Caudill officiating. Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of her family.

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