Columbiana - Mrs. Betty J. Rowley, 84, of Whispering Pines, formerly of New Waterford and East Palestine, passed away at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Campus.
Betty was born September 10, 1929 in Negley, a daughter of the late Roy John "Ish" and Antoinette Lucille DePillo Gribben, and was a life resident of the area.
Prior to her retirement several years ago, she had been employed as a waitress with the former Edith's Pizza as well as Lynch's Plaza Restaurant.
She was a member of the Believer's Christian Fellowship of Salem.
Her husband, Robert L. Rowley, Sr., whom she married September 22, 1950, preceded her in death on March 29, 1988.
Betty is survived by a son, Rev. Robert L. (Tammy) Rowley, Salem; and two daughters, Teresa Champoux, Columbiana, and Lisa Rowley, Boardman. She also leaves four grandchildren, Aaron and Olivia Rowley, Erin Straker, and April Seibert, and two great grandchildren, Morgan and Noah Seibert; a sister, Patricia Leister, PA, and two brothers, Roy G. Gribben, East Palestine, and Robert D. Gribben, Florida.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Rev. Dennis Heber, officiating. Burial will follow in Glenview Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. today.