Betty Lou Wiest


Betty Lou was an accomplished lady. She could knit, crochet, garden, sew, teach Sunday school, be a den mother or girl scout leader and keep score at baseball games. In addition she found time to travel, volunteer at the library, and work at the motor vehicle agency and in her early years for the Bell Telephone Co. But her most important and most enjoyable position was as a mom raising six children and a few grandchildren. When her children were in school Betty Lou never missed a baseball or football game. Her later years found her living in a cabin in the woods by a lake, marveling at nature, watching birds and counting deer.
She married the late Robert “Dave” Wiest in 1950 and they were blessed with six children: Robert Jr.(Donna), Edward (Valerie), John (Dana), and Kathleen Wiest. And was pre deceased by a daughter, Linda Bradford and a son, Richard. Also surviving are sisters: Ruth Steedley, Dorothy Flitcraft, and Mimi Barone; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by grandchildren: Karen Inabinet and Lauren Wiest; a sister Clara Krape; two brothers, Warren Van Culin and Thornton Tongue.
Come celebrate 83 giving years, Saturday from 11am at The Presbyterian Church, Auburn Rd., Woodstown where the memorial service will begin at 11:30am. Burial private.
Donations to the Woodstown Pilesgrove Library, 14 School Lane Woodstown, NJ 08098 will be appreciated.


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  1. Richard Logan Turner

    What can I say other then the day Val came into my life I knew I had a friend for life and then I met the rest of the family including Betty Lou, who I have and had the utmost total admiration for and looked for her each Sunday at 10:30 services at WPC so I could hug and give her a kiss on her cheek. She would light a room up when she came in. I remember the first time I saw her lovely Log Cabin and was so surprise how big it was inside and how lovely it was. She proudly showed me the place and showed me her favorite place to play her games on the computer. Betty Lou was a wonderful woman who has had her share of sadness in her life, but what was amazing about her was her wonderful faith and love for the Lord. I remember seeing her each week come into Bean’s Coffee shop when it was there to get her treats. Betty Lou was a honest and God fearing lovely lady and I personally in the short time that I knew her am proud and honored to say she was a friend and sister in Christ. You will be sadly miss dear Betty Lou but you are with your family who I know was there to meet you at heaven’s gate and wonderful a reunion that must have been. God Blessing and my heartfelt sympathy to the family especially my wonderful friends Val and Ed, Donna and Bob.

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