Elizabeth Allen "Bette" Gatrell Wolfskill, 89, a former resident of Parsons and Elkins and a resident of Piketon, Ohio, was carried home by God's beautiful angels Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, to dwell in the house of the Lord.
She was born Oct. 8, 1923, at Parsons, and was predeceased by her parents, Clarence J. Allen and the late Ina Teter Allen.
Also preceding her in death were brothers Louis and Viloris Allen of Scott Depot; brother, Billy Jo Allen and wife, Delpha, of Cross Lanes; her husbands, Bill Gatrell of Piketon, Ohio, and Joe Wolfskill of El Monte, Calif.
Bette is survived by her daughter, Sandra Jo Higgonbotham of Iron Station, N.C.; sons, William A. Gatrell and wife, Violet, of Angleton, Texas. and Robert Gatrell and wife, Sharon, of Piketon, Ohio, a sister, Phyllis Surface of Walton; and grandchildren, Dwayne Gatrell of Angleton, Texas, Billie Joe Gray of Angleton, Texas, Rob Gatrell of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Jennifer Hopkins of Piketon, Ohio. Eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive.
Bette was a retired chemist for the Epoxylite Corp. of El Monte, Calif., and attended the Piketon United Methodist Church in Ohio.
Friends may call from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Elizabeth Allen "Bette" Gatrell Wolfskill. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.