Betty L. Tribble

March 29, 1927 ‒ May 21, 2006

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Betty L. Tribble, 79, of Mount Gilead, died Sunday May 21, 2006 at her home with her daughter by her side.

She was born in Clintonville, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1927 the daughter of the late Addison McKee Sr. and Frances Naomi (Moore) McKee. After graduating from high school she went on to attend Hamilton Business College in Akron. She used those skills working as a secretary for RCA Rubber, Akron Hospital, and Ben Franklin Warehouse. She married Urye “Bill” Tribble on October 17, 1948. While she enjoyed her many career ambitions her most important role was that of mother, wife, and homemaker. She was a member of the High Street Christian Church in Akron where she taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir, and belonged to the woman’s group. In 1978 she and Bill moved to Mount Gilead where she has lived for almost 20 years. As a member of the community she worked as a substitute cafeteria worker and was involved at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. There she taught the senior women in Sunday school and sang in the choir. She enjoyed nature and music. She will be missed for her “big broad” smile and her grateful attitude toward life and all it had to offer. She was always determined to handle whatever life threw at her and was always counting her blessings.

She will be missed by her daughter Patricia A Tribble with whom she lived, a sister-in-law Louise McKee of Cuyahoga Falls, and two nephews, Timothy (Deb) McKee of Cuyahoga Falls, and Richard (Patti) McKee of Akron.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband on December 9, 2003 and their son James M. Tribble in 1965.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday May 23, 2006 from 4-6 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Rev. Dr. Tom Madden will perform services at McGowen-Reid & Santos Funeral Home, 247 Stow Road, Cuyahoga Falls at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday with an hour of calling prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the; American Stroke Foundation, Stroke Activity Center, 5960 Dearborn, Mission, Kansas, 66202.

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