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BETTY L. WARE BEALE, age 77 years, a former resident of Valley Head, WV and more recently a resident of Nellas Nursing Home at Crystal Springs, departed this life late Saturday evening, November 18, 2006 at the nursing home.
She was born Thursday, May 9, 1929 at Valley Head, WV a daughter of the late Wilson Lyle Ware and Ada M. Snyder Ware. On June 4, 1948 at Elkins, WV she was married to John Ellis Beale, Sr., who preceded her in death on April 20, 1978.
Surviving are one daughter, Rhonda K. Channell and husband, Gerald, Valley Head; one brother, Fred L. Ware Sr., Valley Head; one sister, Jo Ann Spencer, Payson, AZ; two brothers in law, Elmer Channell, MD; Robert Dumire, Richmond, VA; one sister in law, Jewell Ware, Beckley; six grandchildren, Mitchell Channell, Dailey; Molly Cabaniss, Eden, NC; Amanda Channell, Valley Head; Daniel Channell, Sterling, VA; Nathan Channell, Valley Head; John Ellis Beale, III, Valley Head; two great grandchildren, Connor Channell, Dailey; Abigail Cabaniss, Eden, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was one son, John Ellis Beale, II, one brother, Howard D. Ware and two sisters, Ina Mae Channell and Peggy Dumire.
Betty attended the schools of Randolph County, was a homemaker and had helped her husband operate the Valley Head Garage for over thirty years. She was active in the Parent Teacher Association, the Willing Workers Club, the Valley Head Volunteer Fire Department and working the election polls for many years. She was a member of the Cass Order of the Eastern Star and the Valley Head United Methodist Church. She loved working in her flower garden, sewing and making quilts
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. On Wednesday, November 22, 2006, Mrs. Beale will be moved to the Valley Head United Methodist Church where friends may call from 1 until 2 PM, the funeral hour. The Reverend Verl Simmons and the Reverend Jerry Boyce will officiate and interment will follow at the Valley Head Cemetery at Valley Head, WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for BETTY L. WARE BEALE. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.

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