Betsy Holt

Betsy "Betty" Holt, 89, of Ronceverte, WV, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2017, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV.

Betty was born in Pocahontas County, WV, on October 16 1927, to Lewis and Lillian Zimmerman Armstrong and was raised by her grandparents, Brown and Mary Zimmerman.

She was a proud member of the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member of The Women of the Church, as well as a member of the Church Woman's Circle. She also was a former firemanette with the Ronceverte Fire Department.

Other her grandparents and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda VanMetre; sister, Wanda Nelson; and brother, Earl Dilley.

Survivors include her husband, Forest "Suicide" Holt; sister, JoAnn VanReenen of Marlinton, WV; brother, Charles Dilley of Charleston, WV; son-in-law, Jim VanMetre of Lewisburg, WV; grandchildren, Karen Arbuckle and husband, John, of Lewisburg, and Judy Poore and husband, Timothy, of Richmond, VA; great-grandchildren, Jaelynn Parks, Tori Parks, and Samuel Poore; step-great-grandchild, Cody Arbuckle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 1 PM at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Chapel in Lewisburg with Stephen Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow at Greenbrier Memorial Gardens.

The family invites friends to join them on Wednesday, May 10, from 6-8 PM at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Lewisburg to honor and share memories of Betty.

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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the May 10, 2017, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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