Betty R. Thomas

Betty R. Thomas

Betty R. Thomas, 91, of Ashland, passed away Saturday morning, August 7, 2021, at her home. She was born August 19, 1929, in Lewis County, Kentucky, to the late George and Nancy (Lewis) Blankenship.

She was a hardworking woman and retired from Therm-O-Disc. A member of Vermilion Baptist Church, she was a shining example of a good Christian woman. Betty doted on her family, especially her girls and grandchildren and planned the annual family reunions for many years. She loved the beach and spent many hours fishing and boating on their pontoon boat. Betty was a wonderful cook, and grew and canned many vegetables over the years. She was also an excellent flower gardener. She was a member of the Mifflin Fire Department Auxiliary. Betty enjoyed traveling and visiting family at every opportunity.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Norella Moore and Reva (Robert) Berger; six grandchildren, Jim Hutchison, Lori Hutchison, Susan Barker, Sonia Rick, Angela Ohlemacher, and Robert Berger Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Amber Hutchison, Quinten Hutchison, Roman Barker, Jackson Rick and Laney Rick; a brother, Carl Blankenship; two sisters, Elnora Fannin and Margaret Chinn; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmore Thomas; and daughter, Dorothy Hutchison.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at the Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 308 Claremont Avenue. The funeral service conducted by Wayne Presnell will follow at 1:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Shenandoah Cemetery beside her husband.

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