Betty Kean

June 14, 1927 ‒ June 02, 2008

Howard, Ohio

Betty Lee Kean (nee Maratta), age 80, of Howard, Ohio went home to be

with her Lord on Monday June 2, 2008 after an extended illness. Born June 14, 1927 in

Youngstown, OH, a daughter of the late James and Vera (Werlein) Maratta. She retired from the Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC) in 1990 after 22 years of service as a Procurement Officer. Betty was an active member of the River of Life Church, a volunteer at Hospice of Knox Co. and Pregnancy Crisis Center of Mount Vernon. She was a former chapter president of Aglow, member of Apple Valley Garden Club and Singles Club.

She is survived by loving children Terrence (Carol) Williams, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida,

Jennifer (Glenn) Crabtree, Oregonia, Ohio, Cynthia Adams and Pamela (Don) Larimer, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and James (Karen) Williams, Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia. 13 Grandchildren: Carrie Howell, Kellie Teller, Kristina Probst, Colin, Carly, Jessica and Kassandra Williams, Tiffany Rice, Melanie Larimer, Brittany Adams, Heather Clark, Amy and Tim Crabtree, and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother James Maratta.

An avid traveler, Betty made friends wherever she went and touched many lives. Her love for the Lord, her loving, generous nature and ministering spirit will be remembered by all. Betty will be dearly missed by her family as well as her many friends in Apple Valley and all who knew her.

Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 9 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio. A Service of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 AM at the Jubilee Four-Square Gospel Church, 509 N. Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kean family.