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Betty Tuell, of Mineral Wells, WV received her Heavenly Wings at the age of 92 at Camden Clark Medical Center on February 20, 2022.
Betty was born on December 26, 1929 in Wood County, WV, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Goldie Lyons Leach. To be the first born of four children.
She graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1950.
She married William “Invoice” Tuell in February 1952 – almost celebrating their “59th” birthday before his death a few days earlier.
They had two children, Sandy Jones and her husband, Ron of Mineral Wells and Dean Tuell of Mineral Wells. Betty had two grandchildren, Nathan Jones of Mineral Wells and Dena Tuell of Parkersburg. She enjoyed watching their sports and the activities they participated in. She had a great-granddaughter, Charlette Satow of Parkersburg.
Survivors include: sister Margaret Batten of Mineral Wells, sister-in-law Mary Leach of Vienna as well as several nieces and nephews including Darrin Batten of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Monica Batten Allen of Davisville, WV. She also leaves to mourn a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Invoice” Tuelle; two brothers Eugene Leach and Etsel “Red” Leach, brother-in-law Tom Batten, sister-in-law Phyllis Leach, in-laws Robert and Sarah Giffen Tuell; and other family members and friends.
Betty was briefly employed by Corning Glass until her daughter was born and decided to pursue a career as a stay-at-home mom. After her children were raised, she also babysat Darrin and Monica, her sister’s children.
She then began her employment as a cook at Wood County School in Nash, Williamstown and Roosevelt until her retirement in June 1992. Betty was a member of Big Tygart United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, having taught at small children’s class for years, member of United Methodist Women, involved with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department (PMBS), helped her husband with campground parking at the WV Gospel Singers Association in Mt. Nebo for many years, and attended Wood and Wirt County Senior Citizen Centers.
Previously, she volunteered to help her daughter’s scout troop and help her son’s scout troop.
Betty enjoyed watching wildlife, the Game Show Network, sports channels, doing word search books, puzzles, crocheting, and talking with her family and friends.
During the winter months, she and Bill lived in Bushnell, Florida for several years and attended various churches while living there with the “snow birds” become very good friends with people from Canada and all over the United States.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A celebratory life will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with the Reverend Rick DeQuasie officiating.
Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. After the funeral service, all relatives and friends are invited to Big Tygart United Methodist Church for a meal and fellowship.
The family requests that donations be made in their memory to the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 266, Mineral Wells, WV 26150 or Big Tygart United Methodist Church, PO Box 220. Mineral Wells, WV 26150.
Condolences can be sent to: [email protected] or www.LeavittFuneralHome.com online obituary.
Sandy and Dean wish to thank the many friends and family members who sent cards and kept her in their thoughts and prayers. Know that these acts of love meant the world to Mom and brightened her days. Your kindness has been a blessing and we thank you for it.