Betty L. George
April 07, 1927 ‒ January 30, 2021
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Betty L. George, 93, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2021 at Mount Vernon’s Country Club Retirement Campus. She was the daughter of John Washington McGibeny and Mary Cochran McGibeny.
Her husband, Charles F. George, predeceased her in 1988.
She was a retired employee of the J. S. Ringwalt Co., where she managed the jewelry counter. Betty was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Class of 1945 where she delighted in playing the clarinet in its marching band. During World War II, she made gas masks for the allies’ war effort.
Betty is survived by her son (upon whom she lovingly doted) Stephen Charles George and his husband Jeffrey T. Gatwood. Also surviving her are several nieces and nephews as well as two special friends, Leslie Shutt and her beloved cousin Shirley Slaughter.
By nature sweet and kind, Betty was a great mother and a wonderfully compassionate person who loved animals and never met a stranger. Special thanks to her Hospice caregivers particularly Sharon Hankins, Monica Osborn and Blair Hance as well as the excellent and warmhearted staff at Country Club Retirement Center.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a memorial service has been postponed until now (hence the republishing of this obituary). It will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the adjacent Parish House immediately following.
Memorial contributions might best be made to the Knox County Humane Society.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Betty L. George.