Bettie Loree Fultz, age 92, of West Jefferson, OH passed away peacefully on March 19, 2021, at Bluebird Retirement Community. Born August 25, 1928, in Salem, OH to LeRoy Earl and Mary Grace (Carr) Ritchie, she was one of 15 children. Married on June 28, 1952, in Fort Wayne, IN to Raymond T. Fultz. Together they lived in Sebring, OH, and later moved to Newark, OH where they settled to raise a family. Bettie enjoyed gardening, playing solitaire, going on long walks, baking pies, crocheting afghans as gifts for family & friends, and travel. In their golden years, she and Raymond would spend winters in San Jose, CA with their daughter’s family.
Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond T. Fultz, and a host of 12 brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Gregory R. (Deborah) Fultz of Ellicott City, MD, Elaine A. (Tim) Guster of San Jose, CA, and Jeffrey S. Fultz (Susan Hunter) of Hilliard, OH; 5 grandchildren, Brook (Brett) Rome of Columbus, OH, Scott (Hayley) Fultz of Dublin, OH, Rishay (Johnny) Johnson of Honolulu, HI, Jennifer (Alex) Dippel of Cascade, CO, Tavia (Jose) Mendez of Corvallis, OR; 6 great-grandchildren, Corinne Rome, Marielle Rome, Evelyn Fultz, Kessa Rome, Soraya Mendez, Keoni Johnson; sister, Fredda Mae Ritchie of Sebring, OH; brother, Robert “Bobby” Lee Ritchie of Youngstown, OH; special family friends Phil and Mary Drumm.
Arrangements will be made by Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home with interment at Newark Memorial Gardens. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Salvation Army or the Parkinson’s Foundation.