Betty Rhodes Wixson, 92, of Wilmington, Ohio died 8:00 AM, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Continental Manor, Blanchester, Ohio. Her husband, James O. Wixson, preceded her in death March 17, 1998. They were married April 21, 1946. Mrs. Wixson was born November 25, 1920 in Martinsville, Ohio, daughter of the late Arthur and Lura King Rhodes. She was a graduate of Martinsville High School.
Mrs. Wixson had formerly worked at Wilmington Cleaners. She attended the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ and was a lifetime member of the Clinton County Farmer’s and Sportsman’s Club.
Mrs. Wixson is survived by a daughter, Sherry Wixson of Yellow Springs, Ohio; a son, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Wixson of Cartersville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Tana Mitchell (Bryan) Peterson of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Kristen Mitchell Sheley of Columbus, Ohio, and Ariel Jasmyn Wixson of Cartersville, Georgia; five great grandchildren, Yanna Mabra of Bowling Green, Ohio, Roice Sheley of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Alissa Sheley of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Jemal Sheley of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and De` Ja΄ Peterson of Bellefontaine, Ohio; a niece, Jeanette McDonald Laymon of New Vienna, Ohio; and several great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, a sister, Helen Rhodes McDonald, is preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. Burial will be in Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Christ Church – Disciples of Christ, 120 Columbus Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.