Betty Madlyn Miracle, 92, formerly of Belle Center, passed away Sunday morning, February 2, 2014 at Green Hills Center, West Liberty.
She was born June 22, 1921, in the Ammons Homestead on State Route 117, Belle Center, Ohio to the late Stephen and Minnie (Henderson) Ammons. On June 18, 1946 she married Donell D. “Don” Miracle in New Bloomington, and after being married for forty-nine years he preceded her in death on September 4, 1995. She was also preceded in death by five brothers: Floyd (Loretta), Ed (Myra), Virgil, Everett (Jo) and Robert Ammons and two sisters: Nell (Frank) Kunkle and Mary Ammons, and brother-in-law Dale Miracle.
Betty is survived by her son David (Sandy) Miracle and daughter Beverly (Joe) Matthews both of Belle Center; four grandchildren: Jim (Lori) Matthews, J.D. (Mindy) Miracle, Joel (Heidi) Miracle and Amy (Sam) Archer; great-grandchildren Jarret, Macy and Davis Matthews, Trey and Delaney Miracle, Jackson Grimes and Skylar Miracle, and Austin and Lexi Archer, and step-great granddaughter Kiersten Thornton; sister-in-laws Jane Ammons and Rose Miracle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty graduated from Belle Center High School in 1939, and then attended Moore’s Business College in Urbana. She worked in Springfield for two years, and then worked at the Belle Center Bank (Huntington National Bank) from 1943 to 1983. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Women’s Society, the Fides Circle of King’s Daughters, the Northfork Sew and So Club, the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild and Logan County Friendly Seniors. She and Don spent eleven winters in Florida.
Pastor Kevin Smith will officiate a funeral service on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4pm at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center where visitation will be from 1pm to the time of the service. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 101 S. Center St., Belle Center, OH 43310.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.