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Betty Lou Duckworth McIntyre, age 89, went to be with the Lord following an extended illness on Feb. 20, 2017.
Betty was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Marmet in Kanawha County. She spent most of her early years in Webster County. Later, she moved with her husband and seven children to Marion County and then finally to Harrison County.
Her beloved grandmother Ella and grandfather Joseph Rankin raised her until she met and married her high school sweetheart, Elton E. Duckworth.
Preceding her in death were her mother, Sylvia Irvin Sexton; her first husband, Elton; her son, Richard Duckworth; her second husband, Jackson McIntyre; her brother, James Irvin; stepson, Richard McIntyre; two infant children; and four grandchildren.
She leaves behind sons, Roger and wife Sharon Duckworth of Worthington, Allen and wife Brenda of Worthington, Michael and wife Marsha of Shinnston, Charles and wife Sarah of Lumberport; daughters, Marsha and husband Jay Riley of Shinnston, Tamela and husband Bill McMurray of Newark, Delaware; and daughter-in-law, Linda Duckworth of Columbus, Ohio. Eighteen grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren also survive. Her sister, Mary Perkins of Rachel, and brother, Robert and wife Doris Irvin of Bowling Green, Florida, survive as well.
Betty enjoyed camping, traveling and bird-watching from her back porch. She was a member of the West Virginia Pioneer Travelers, Order of the Eastern Star, Woman's Club of Shinnston and the Amstead Friendship Club. She attended the First Baptist Church of Shinnston.
Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Harmer Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Kevin Nuzum officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.
Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.harmerfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 22, 2017
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