Betty W. Smith, 70, of Alum Creek, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the family farm.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Hazel Westfall.
Betty was a graduate of South Charleston High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. She received her Master of Arts from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She was a retired school teacher from St. Albans High School, yet after retirement she continued teaching up to the present time.
She led an exemplary life as a faithful companion with unquestioned morals, and she knew no limits in her devotion for her children. She had a flare for landscaping and decorating both of which she loved. As a teacher she always had exceptional empathy for students with special needs.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dr. J. Loren Smith; four children, Dr. Scott F. Smith and wife, Polly K. of Sumerco; Jill S. Smith at home; Julie C. Smith of Canton, CT; Clark W. Smith and wife, Christie of St. Albans; seven grandchildren, Tori, Taylor, Gracie, Elizabeth, Jillian, Mattie and Shellie.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Entombment will be held at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177.
Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is in charge of the arrangements.