Betty Broshears
Betty Broshears
  • October 22, 1923 - March 9, 2016
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Betty Louise Broshears, age 92, died peacefully on March 9, 2016 at a Charlotte, NC hospital with her children at her bedside. Betty was born October 22, 1923 in Lansing, WV to parents John Augustus (Gus) and Laura Ellison. She was the next to the youngest of eleven children.

Betty was a member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed her circle meetings. She also belonged to the Red Hat Society. Betty graduated from Ansted High School where she was the fashion editor of the school paper. She attended Beckley College. She enjoyed her fashions and gardening.

Betty’s husband, Robert Broshears, preceded her in death. She is survived by her five children: Ruth Ann Williams (Ed) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Robert Broshears Jr. (Barbara) of Knoxville, TN, Laura Hoye of Goose Creek, SC, David Broshears of Charlotte, NC and Bill Broshears of Fayetteville, WV, who served as her caregiver. She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm with a graveside service immediately following at Huse Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or a donation can be made in her memory to Fayetteville Presbyterian Church.

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Arrangements by Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.