Rev. William R. Betteridge Jr., 81

EAST LIVERPOOL –Rev. William R. Betteridge Jr., 81 of East Liverpool, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Calcutta Health Care following a lengthy illness.

He was born in East Liverpool on Sept. 6, 1937 a son of the late William R. Betteridge Sr. and Beulah (Bowers) Betteridge. He was a graduate of Geneva College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a Boy Scout leader and played semi-pro softball. Rev. Betteridge was very dedicated to the Presbyterian Church serving as a minister for 43 years at West Beaver, New Lebanon, Longs Run, Pleasant Grove and Riverside Presbyterian churches. He was a member of both the Upper Ohio Valley and Eastminster Presbyteries.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Holden) Betteridge whom he married Oct. 10, 1997; four sons: Gregory (Glenda) Betteridge of Conneaut, OH, Steven (Kimberly) Betteridge of Lemoore, CA, Michael (Shelley) Betteridge of Warren, OH and Keith (Jane) Betteridge of Alexandria, IN; a daughter: Marilyn (Brian) Douglas of Columbiana, OH; a brother: Jack (Nancy) Betteridge of Wellsville, OH; grandchildren: Christopher (Blake), Rebecca, Benjamin, Shawn, Jeremy, Jessica, Angila, Patrick, Jill, Morganne, Melody, Nathaniel and Bruce and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife: Lois (Plate) Betteridge and a daughter-in-law: Marjorie Giering Betteridge.

A memorial service will be held at Longs Run Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Ballentine officiating.

The Family will be present to receive friends on Friday at the church from 3 p.m. up until the time of service at 4 p.m. The Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes is in charge of his arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to DCI, Calcutta Health Care and Community Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations in Bill’s name be directed to the church or charity of your choice.

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