Betty Moran

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March 9, 1924 - December 8, 2016

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Monday, December 12, 2016 from 10-11 a.m., Westerville Bible Church


Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11 a.m., Westerville Bible Church


Northlawn Memory Gardens


Betty J. Moran, age 92 left this world on December 8, 2016 and joined her Kyle and her Lord in Heaven. After a series of setbacks over the last several months, Betty succumbed to the frailties of age. Betty was born in a different day and time than we live in today. Typical of our greatest generation, her life was formed by her experiences in the great depression and World War II. She was born to Clyde Edwin and Nell Reitz Beaver. Betty was raised in eastern Kansas in Merriam, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission with her brother Raymond MJ Beaver. Betty graduated from Shawnee Mission, Kansas High School in 1942. She attended Kansas City Junior College for two years and worked in many local businesses during this time. One of these jobs was a Rosie the Riveter position as an armature winder for United Motor Service. Betty enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in February 1945 as a Private. She worked as a Surgical Technician for 15 months and as a clerk typist for seven months rising to the rank of Sergeant. She was discharged in March 1947. After her time in the Service, she enrolled in Kansas State University majoring in Kinesiology. It was there that she met the man who was to be her husband of 63 years, Kyle L. Moran. Together they had five children and a happy fulfilling life together. During the early years of their life together they lived in eastern Kansas where Kyle worked for the Soil and Water Conservation Division of the US Department of Agriculture. In 1966, Kyle had the opportunity to take a promotion and move to Ohio. They bought a home in Westerville and finished raising their children there. Following Kyle’s retirement they bought a home and moved to Pataskala, Ohio for six years. They then returned to Westerville owning a home there for a while before moving to a retirement community for the last period of their lives. Betty was never one to be idle. She kept busy with keeping the family home and enjoyed spending time on both on her art and sewing. When her oldest children were in high school, she worked at The Ohio State University. Betty was a long time Sunday school teacher for the Tiny Tots and Busy Bears at Westerville Bible Church. Betty was preceded in death by her Mother, Father, her brother MJ, and her Husband Kyle. She is survived by her Children: Nicholas Leroy (Wanda), Ellen Sue (Tom Clark), Gretchen Elaine (Steve Barnes), Michael Kyle (Pam), and Timothy Edwin (Patti). Betty has twelve grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered with great fondness by countless others who were touched by her remarkable life. Friends may call at the Westerville Bible Church, 2665 W. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday 10-11 a.m. followed by a service at 11 a.m., Pastor Paul Hamilton, officiating. Interment Northlawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, it is Betty’s wishes that donations be made to Ohio Bible Mission, Peniel Bible Camp, 3260 OH-314, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019. Arrangements by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, OH.

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