Betty Jean Waybright Ash


Betty Jean Waybright Ash passed away at home on November 4, 2018.

She was born Aug. 23, 1932 to Clinton Mason and Mary Elizabeth Bennet Waybright in St. George, West Virginia.

On March 11, 1953, she married Carl T. Ash in Coldwater, Michigan. He preceded her in death in 1995.

She has seven children who survive her; Patricia Ivey, Clarinda, Iowa, Beverly Hoeppner, Coldwater, Michigan, Wilford Ash, Elkins, West Virginia, Cheryl Wineland, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Mary Hensley, Pensacola, Florida, Peggy Ogden, Howey in the Hills, Florida, Carl Ash Jr., Howey in the Hills, Florida. She is also survived by three sons-in- law; Larry Hensley, Mark Wineland and Troy Ogden. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bunnie Knight of Maryland.

She was preceded in death by four brothers; Harold, Lem, Gerald and Kenny Waybright and four sisters; Kathryn Flemming, Ann George, June Thomas and Peggy Shaw.

She worked as a waitress in the early part of her married life. Loved playing with her kids, gardening, baking and cooking. She loved all holidays, but Christmas was her favorite! Her family came first, and she poured every ounce of love she had into it.

She was always quick with a joke to make others smile and quick with that look only a mother can give to keep you in line. She was a Baptist by faith and loved watching Charles Stanley and reading her Bible. She loved Sunday drives with her family always pointing out the wonders of nature. Caring and compassionate, she made everyone who entered her life welcomed. She will be greatly missed.

Her wishes to be cremated will be honored.