Betty L. Ekey, 84 of Ashland, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2020.
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Betty was born December 30, 1935 in London, Kentucky to the late Edward S. and Eva (Fritz) Ekey. She resided in Kentucky until moving to Ohio when she was 10 years old.
She worked in insurance for 30 years and owned her own income tax preparation business. Prior to that she was plant manager at Hostetler's Catering Inc. in Mansfield, Ohio.
Betty enjoyed people, animals, books, music and sports. She loved her family and her church family. But above all else she loved God.
Betty was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ashland.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward S. Ekey & Eva M. Ekey-Smith and one brother, Robert Donald Ekey.
She is survived by sisters, Georgia E. Witcombe of Clearwater, FL and Linda L. (Barry) Siegler of Estero, FL; nieces, Laura (Neil) Plummer of Tampa. FL; and Mara L. Siegler of New York, City; nephews, Robert Ekey of Estera, New Hampshire; and Gregory Ekey of Chicago, IL; and several great nieces and great nephews.
Private family graveside services will be held on Monday, at the Hazzard Cemetery, West Salem with Rev. Harry Strachan officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 210 Davis Road, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Ekey family with the arrangements.