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Betty Ellen Blanton

July 20, 0032 — February 15, 2024

Bainbridge

Betty Ellen (Dotson) Blanton, of Bainbridge, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. She was born Wednesday, July 20, 1932, in Ross County to Charles O. and Edna M. (Wilburn) Dotson. On Tuesday, March 20, 1956, she was married to Russell Blanton and together they had a daughter, Joy Elaine (Blanton) Gilliland.

Betty is survived by a large family who loved her very much. A grandson, Rusty Penwell, whom she loved dearly and was more like a son to her and his wife Bobbie Penwell. Also surviving are special great grandchildren Asher E. Park and Rebecca E. Shepherd; stepson, Barry Blanton; sisters, Phyllis Hollon, Gwen (Roger) Hinshaw, Terry (Bill) Minney, Debbie (Rodney) VanGundy, Melody (Wally) Benner, Crystal (Jeff) Cooper, Candy (Dan) Oyer and a brother, Charles Jr. “Chuck” (Carlann) Dotson. She also leaves behind a large number of nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, husband and daughter. Betty was predeceased by two stepchildren, Carol Orians and Jerry Blanton; her brothers, Gordon Dotson and Marlyn Dotson and his wife Goldie; stepmother, Mary Dotson; sisters, Barbara Dotson and Peggy Mendenhall and her husband George.

One of Betty's greatest joys was serving the Bainbridge community on the Fall Festival of Leaves Committee, where she served for several years as the chairman. She enjoyed this along with a very dear friend, now deceased, Loraine Granger.

Betty attended the Bainbridge Methodist Church before her declining health prevented her from doing so. She loved God and in her final days expressed her desire to go be with Him in heaven. Betty deeply loved her family and always greeted them with a hug, kiss and I love you. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that in memory of Betty contributions be made to the Fall Festival of Leaves, PO Box 571 Bainbridge, OH 45612 or you can follow the link below.  

Funeral services will be held 1 pm Monday, February 19, 2024 at the Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home in Bainbridge with Pastor Scott Campbell officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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