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Elizabeth I. ‘Betty’ Wirick

WIRICK-Elizabeth obit

Elizabeth I. “Betty” Wirick, 87, of West Liberty, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Urbana on Sept. 9, 1925, to the late Thomas W. and Marie Madden Swisher.

On Nov. 24, 1946, she married Philip B. Wirick in West Liberty and he preceded her in death July 21, 2003.

Betty is survived by her sons, Dale (Peggy) Wirick and Dean (Patti) Wirick, both of West Liberty, and Neil (Peggy) Wirick of Cable; four grandchildren, Lee (Laura) Wirick of Lowell, Mich., Dustin Wirick of Cincinnati, Susannah (Andrew) Moore of Greeley, Colo., and Daniel Wirick of Cable; two great-granddaughters, Ava and Stella Wirick; a brother, Robert S. (Carolyn) Swisher of Tipp City; nieces and nephews, Joyce (Steve) McCullough and Kayo (Melanie) Wirick, both of West Liberty, Steve (Lisa) Swisher of Park City, Utah, and Tom (Lorna) Swisher of New Carlisle; a special cousin, Tom (Charlotte) Boyer of Industry, Pa.; and a special son, John Perkins of West Liberty.

A 1943 graduate of Salem High School, she attended office training school in Columbus. She worked as a microfilm operator at the Logan County Courthouse, was clerk for Liberty Township, served as a bookkeeper for Liberty Oil and Gas, and was a waitress at Dajolee’s and Liberty Gathering Place.

She was a member of the Salem Home Demonstration Club and the first female member of the West Liberty-Salem Board of Education. She also was a founding member of Green Hills Center and served on its first board.

She was a member and former treasurer of McKee’s Creek Chapel.

Betty enjoyed following her grandchildren’s sports activities and still followed the West Liberty teams. She liked exercising at the Champaign County YMCA.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at the McKee’s Creek Chapel, officiated by Pastor Floyd Lundy.

Memorial contributions may be made to McKee’s Creek Chapel Building Fund and the West Liberty Fire Department.

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