Elizabeth I. “Betty” Wirick, 87, of West Liberty, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at Mary Rutan Hospital. She was born in Urbana on September 9, 1925 to the late Thomas W. and Marie (Madden) Swisher. She married Philip B. Wirick on November 24, 1946 in West Liberty and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2003.
Betty was a 1943 graduate of West Liberty-Salem High School and attended office training school in Columbus. She worked as a microfilm operator at the Logan County Courthouse, and was the Liberty Township Clerk, a book keeper for Liberty Oil and Gas, and as a waitress at Dajolees and Liberty Gathering Place.
Betty was a member of the Salem Home Demonstration Club and the first female member of the West Liberty-Salem School Board. She was also a founding member of Green Hills Center and served on their first board. She was a member of McKee’s Creek Chapel and had worked as their treasurer. Betty enjoyed following her grandchildren’s sports activities and still followed the West Liberty teams. She liked exercising at the Champaign County YMCA.
Betty is survived by her sons Dale (Peggy) Wirick of West Liberty, Dean (Patti) Wirick of West Liberty and Neil (Peggy) Wirick of Cable; 4 grandchildren: Lee (Laura) Wirick of Lowell, Michigan, Dustin Wirick of Cincinnati, Susannah (Andrew) Moore of Greeley, CO, 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 of West Liberty, Steve (Lisa) Swisher of Park City, UT, Tom (Lorna) Swisher of New Carlisle, Kayo (Melanie) Wirick of West Liberty; a special cousin Tom (Charlotte) Boyer of Industry, PA; and a special son John Perkins of West Liberty.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 4-8pm at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty. Graveside services will be on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10am at the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty; a memorial services will follow at 11am at the McKee’s Creek Chapel with Pastor Floyd Lundy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to McKee’s Creek Chapel – Building Fund or the West Liberty Fire Department.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.