Betty J. Wilson, 84

Betty Jean Weaver Wilson, 84, of Marion, Ohio, died peacefully in her home after a long illness on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, while in the care of her daughter Jennifer Trent and Marion General Hospice. She was born in Peru on Feb. 12, 1931, to Jacob James and Ruby Eloise (Whitworth) Weaver.

Betty retired in 1996, as Registered Nurse from Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ohio where she spent over 25 years in the surgery unit, central supply and had the privilege of opening the first free clinic supported by Marion General Hospital. She was the first woman to serve and hold office on the Board of Big Brothers & Sisters in Marion County. She enjoyed her love of books, flowers, knitting, ceramics, cherished her animals and leaving behind her pup, Haas.

Surviving are her children, Jennifer Trent (Tim McKinniss) of LaRue, Ohio, Sharon (Michael) Caldwell of Silverdale, Wash., James “Chris” (Kim) Wilson of Marion, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Adam Beatty of Seattle, Wash., Kristen Wilson of Williston, N.D., Arin (Vladi) Cuko of Seattle, Wash., Bryan Dunn of Marion, Ohio; Allyson Gruber (Craig) Tanner of Marion, Ohio, Arica Gruber of Marion, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Miah, Jaylynn, Ashlynn, Hunter and Colton; her nephew, William “Bill” Johnston of Arlington Heights, Ill.; along with great-nephews and great-nieces.

Betty was preceded in death by her son, John Michael Wilson; her father, Jacob James Weaver; her mother, Ruby Eloise Weaver, and her sister Mary Louise Dybeck.

A graveside service took place Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in the  LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine,  will Pastor Tony Gualtieri officiating.

Calling hours for family and friends took place Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Area Humane Society, 2264 Richland Rd, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Posted on 2015 Feb 19