Betty Jo Ness
Nov 08, 1935 – Jan 06, 2016
Betty Jo (Anderson) Ness formerly of Red Lion, PA entered into eternal rest after a long fight from a stroke, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:35pm at home with her family in Bumpass, VA at the age of 80. She was born in Mountain View, VA on August 11, 1935 to the late Frank and Eloise (Mallory) Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Ness; her sister Bobbi Smith, her brothers, Alfred and Charles Anderson and a step-son in law, James Straley.Betty had several careers prior to retiring from JKJ Chevrolet in 1991 after working 17 years as an assistant parts manager. Betty and Ken shared a double wedding with her daughter Diann and husband Don on August 10, 1985. Together Betty and Ken have camped in 48 of the 50 states over the years. She was a fantastic mother, grandmother and great grandmother.She is survived by her children, Wanda Dowdy Turner (Wayne) of Bumpass, VA, Diann Dowdy Berger (Donald) of Bumpass, Brenda Dowdy McClanahan of Manassas, VA and Roger Dowdy (Debi) of Arvada, CO; six grandchildren, Kelli Austin (Kevin) of VA, Gregory Pack (Michelle) of VA, Dan McClanahan (Michelle) of FL, Joey Payne (Melissa) of AL, Cynthia McClanahan of VA, Denis Dowdy (Hannah) of CO; thirteen great grandchildren, 2 step-children, Kenneth L. Ness, Jr. (Maria) of MD and Donna J. (Ness) Straley of MD; 4 step grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.The family would like to extend a special thank you to Betty’s care nurse Katie Knightly for all her love and devotion over the last year.She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.A service of Honor and Praise for Betty will begin on Friday on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12 noon at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion, PA; officiated by Rev. David D. Tietje. Burial will follow in Freysville Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.Celebration of Life to be held at a later date at the home of Diann & Don Berger in Bumpass, VA.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The American Stroke Association.ORG
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Recently I lost my dear mother, andfound great comfort in the Holy Bible,like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 – TheSovereign Lord will swallow up deathforever, and wipe away the tears fromall faces.” For more comfort I turn to website at: http://www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)”
I`m truly sorry.. I loved her! I`ll miss her laugh and smile … Rest in peace.. Iggy will miss you..
So sorry…you had some good quality time with her and I`m sure took good care of her
Roger,I`m sorry for your loss. It hurts now but it will get better. Remember the good times that you all had. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers It will get better
To our beloved Mother. We will miss you so very much but carry you in our hearts forever! You will be greatly missed by is all!
You will surely be missed. I had the pleasure to take care of her while her stay at LHRC and I have to say she was a beautiful loving soul. Many prayers sent to your family.
Diane,My condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Cherish the good times and remember, you will always have an angel watching over you. Keep your hand in God`s hand.
Diann And family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Diann,So sorry to hear of your Mom`s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sorry for your lose Dianne. We will remember you all in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss but I am sure Betty in a better place. I will always remember her as a strong resilient person with a beautiful smile. We were lucky to have known her. Keep her in your heart and remember the good times. With Betty I know there was a lot because she was such a happy person most of the time.
So very for your loss. We enjoyed a lot of good times with Ken & Betty
e had many happy camping trips all around the country with Ken and Betty. They were the best times of our lives. They were both good folks and we miss them. We are glad of the time that we were able to visit with Betty at Diann`s home in VA. It meant a lot to us.