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Betty Jean Clark

Betty Jean Clark, 87, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022, at her home. She was born May 4, 1935, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late William Everett and Audrey Louise Meenach Cooper.

Betty worked in retail for the former Harts Department Store for 15 years, she also worked at the former Mercy Hospital and Evans Knost Floral and for WalMart. She attended Wheelersburg United Methodist Church and she had worked as an election poll worker for 50 years, the last many years serving as election location manager. She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed crocheting, floral design, crafting and painting and grew the most beautiful flowers. Betty was also the PTA president at the former Wilson Elementary School for many years and a member of the PHS Band Boosters and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1954.

Betty married William Monroe Clark in Rubyville in 1956, and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1997.

Surviving are two children, Kevin Scott (Sandra) Clark of Sciotodale and Susan Michelle (Alan Lee) Shultz of Portsmouth; five grandchildren, Kristin Clark, Andrew Scott Clark, Ben (Erin) Shultz, Alisha (Michael) Shultz and Caitlin (Andy) Stevens; three step granddaughters, Lucy, Daphne and Robin; and two great-grandsons, Mason and Bentley.

In addition, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Kelly Lee Clark; and the maternal grandparents who reared her, James and Alma Meenach.

The family extends sincere thanks to home care nurses, Terri and Joan; home care aide, Susan; and private duty home care aides Brenda, Kim and Peggy.

Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Thursday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. Perry Prosch officiating and interment in Memorial Burial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11A.M. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at

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