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Betty Lou (Duke) King

December 12, 1953 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 66)


Betty Lou (Duke) King, 66, of Leetonia, passed away at 11:57 AM Saturday, August 8, 2020.

She was born on December 12, 1953, in Salem, the daughter of the late Lewis and Berthel (Grissenger) Duke.

Betty, born and raised in the Leetonia area, graduated from Leetonia High School in 1972. She had many passions and hobbies to which she devoted much of her time. One of Betty’s talents was her creative mind which was seen through her love for crafting, sowing clothing and creating ceramic pieces. She had a love for animals, particularly dogs, in which she would breed them, her favorite breed of dog being great pyrenees. Betty was also known for her keen taste of coffee.

Betty is survived by beloved husband, John King, children; Eric (Michele) McClish of Canfield, Monica (Jeremy) Simpson of Leetonia, and Elizabeth McClish of Columbiana, siblings; Ethel Clark and Richard (Ruth Ann) Duke both of Salem, grandchildren; Damian Christopher McClish, Dakota Thomas McClish, Taylor Lyn McClish, Kaden Thomas McClish, Sydney Anne Benner, Braylon Reed Simpson, Brooklyn Rayne Simpson, Dustin Wyatt McClish, Tessa Sue McClish, Bryce Wayne Potts, Kendra Nicole Potts, and great-grandchildren; Courtney Gorss-McClish, Harper Gross-McClish, and Katalyn Grace Chappell.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by son, Christopher McClish, and great-grandchild, Memphis Simpson.

There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, August 13, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home in Salem followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00. A private family burial will take place Friday morning at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens in Rogers, OH.




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August 13, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Arbaugh - Pearce - Greenisen &a

Celebration of Life
August 13, 2020

7:00 PM
Arbaugh - Pearce - Greenisen &a

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