Betty Jane McGinnis died in her sleep after a short illness November 5, 2022 at her residence. She was born April 6, 1933 in Rooney, Kentucky to E.A. and Anna (Kiser) McGlone.
She attended a one room elementary school. She also attended Erie High School in Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Betty met the man of her dreams, Wayne McGinnis and they married April 9, 1948 in Greenup, Kentucky. Wayne preceded her in death February 12, 2014.
Wayne and Betty had four children, Anna McGinnis, Randy (Beverly) McGinnis, Ruth (Randy deceased) Lauthers, and Connie Driver (Deceased). They also raised two grandchildren, Wayne A. McGinnis and Elizabeth Hendrickson. Betty left behind six grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, plus friends too numerous to mention.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Wayne and daughter Connie, son in law Randy, two brothers, Winford McGlone and Henry McGlone along with two sisters Connie Ellison and Myrtle Lewis.
Betty was a past member of Gospel Baptist Church in Galion and most recently attended the Bucyrus Church of the Nazarene. She and Wayne owned the Bucyrus Aquarium and Pet Supply and operated it for about 15 years. They also owned an aquarium ceramic shop that at its peak sold products in 25 states. Betty enjoyed crocheting and sewing, making over 350 dresses for women and children in Africa. She also made afghans and quilts for Home Care Matters. Late in the fall every year she and children would make hundreds of pounds of fudge that were sold in different venues. If you were fortunate and attended church or Sunday School with her, you could expect to receive some of her fudge at Christmas. She loved attending church and hearing the messages by Pastor Ray LaSalle, her Sunday School Class, and Prime Time for Seniors at the church. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Funeral Services will be on November 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with her friend Jim Mayes bringing the message. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.