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09/03/2019

Obituary for Betty Vale

Grandmother of Jennifer Hoskins-Long, owner of Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home, Mother and mother in law of retired funeral directors, Joanne & Jim Hoskins

VALE, Betty Jane (nee: Knapp), 90, of Morrow, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Born March 16, 1929 in Cincinnati, OH to Lawrence A. and Verona Jessie (Nee: Buchanan) Knapp, she was the 1947 Valedictorian of her graduating class from Morrow High School. Betty was a former member of the Morrow OES  and VFW Auxiliary. She was a charter member and founder of the Morrow Mother’s Club and member of Morrow Progress Club and Morrow Garden Club. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Robert “Bob” Vale, one daughter, Suzanne Combs, and a sister, Jean Knapp. She is survived by her three daughters, Joanne (Jim) Hoskins, Nancy (Mark) Hildebrant, and Dorothy (Gordon) Noble, one brother, Lawrence A. Knapp, Jr, eleven grandchildren, Jim Hoskins (Marla), Jennifer Hoskins Long (George), Jessica Hoskins Davila (Matt), Adam Burleson (Toni),  Elizabeth Lofland Sako (Mike), Dauphin Combs, Nicholas Hildebrant (Cornelia Woit), Amanda Hildebrant Eno, Rebecca Hildebrant (Luke Howell), Josh Noble and Kevin Noble, 25 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A private visitation and service was held Tuesday, September 3rd, at the Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home, Morrow, followed by interment in Morrow Cemetery. Memorial donations requested to the Morrow Life Squad or to Hospice of Southwest Ohio.

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