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“Love and prayers are sent your way today as you lay your loved one to rest. May the LORD give you strength and peace at this time. May your precious...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Kay Mullenax - WV - Family Friend

“My deepest sympathy is with the family. May God ease the broken hearts Betty has left behind. She has moved on to a much nicer place and we'll all...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Beth Heck-Jarvis - Lorain, OH

“Darlene, Rodney, and Leroy and the VanGilder siblings so sorry for your loss.I love you all ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Buster VanGilder - Family

“Darlene, Rodney & Leroy I'm so sorry for your loss.I love you guys..she will be missed.. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Buster VanGilder - Elkton, MD

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Vicki Nichols - Fairmont, WV


Betty Lou Reaser, 65, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born in Fairmont on January 28, 1951 a daughter of the late Jacob "Cub" and Reeva Verelene Brown VanGilder.
She enjoyed quilting and crafts. She was known for detail in decorating for the holidays. She especially enjoyed flea markets with her son and time with family. She was proud to be remodeling her family home. Betty was retired from the Ford Motor Company engine plant in Cleveland, Ohio.
She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years LeRoy Reaser of Fairmont; one son Rodney Stone and his wife Glenda of Ohio; one daughter Darlene Stone of Ohio; four brothers Kenneth VanGilder and his wife Lucille of Fairmont, Harold VanGilder and his wife Adeline of Maryland, Donald "Gene" VanGilder and his wife Pam of Fairmont, and Ronald VanGilder of Fairmont; two sisters Mary Newman and her husband Ralph of Fairmont and Patty Thompson of Maryland; four grandchildren Brittany Stone USMC, Kalya Stone, Kim Stone and Bryan Stone; one great granddaughter Allison Stone; several nieces and nephews and one brother-in-law Ewell Whiseman of Huntington.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers Lawrence "Punk" VanGilder and Paul Earl VanGilder; one sister Rozanna "Rose" Whiseman and one brother-in-law James Moore.
Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home 209 Merchant Street on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Nathan Barker and Evangelist Pat Tanner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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