Betsy Ann Cox, of Marietta passed away on Friday, July 30th, 2021 at the age of 85, surrounded by loving family and friends. Daughter of Walter Ray and Elizabeth Helen (Pryor) Curry, she was born January 22, 1936 on the family farm just outside of Watertown, Ohio.
Betsy graduated from Marietta High School in 1955 and went to work in the office of a glass company on the west side of Marietta. From there she went to Public Debt for 10 years, then to Marietta Memorial Hospital in 1976 as a data processor, retiring in 1999. She lived in Watertown, Ohio until 1994 then moved to Marietta where she resided until her death. A woman of strong faith, Betsy was affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.
Betsy is survived by her two sons, Lyle Wayne Clutter (Barbara) of Las Vegas and Wendell Dale Clutter of Wilder, Tennessee. Her grandchildren are Corrina (Jason) Oborn, Kandace Carlton, and Lyle Clutter Jr.(Courtney) of Las Vegas, and Jessica Clutter of Toledo, Ohio. Amanda (William) Slack, and Jennifer Clutter of Marietta and Jeremiah (Charity) Clutter of Lowell, Ohio. Her nest of great-grandchildren include Athena, Tyler, Gregory, Ritz, Parriss, Sidney, Briana, Gabriel, Madalynn, Kayleigh, Carson, Bailey, Charisma, William, Heather, Zane, Paige, Dominick, Trinity, Westyn, and Coralee. Great-great grandchild is Ezra Renee, with two more on the way. Her brother, Archie Curry, still resides on the family farm and brother-in-law Don Thorne lives in Farmington, WV. Betsy also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, as well as numerous friends, specifically Mary Morris, Jeannie Carpenter and Tenna Fyffe.
Betsy was preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Virgil Clutter, husband Jim Cox, brother Bonnum and wife Loretta, sister-in-law Shirley Curry, and sister, Roberta Pettit Thorne.
Arrangements are being taken care of by McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly, with no visitation being observed. A private graveside service will be held at a later date, with burial in the family cemetery on the farm.