Betty J. Dilks


Betty J. Dilks, 94, of Girard, Ohio, passed away the morning of Jan. 19, 2019, at her residence. Born on Nov. 27, 1924, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Alvey and Mary (Black) Glitch. She married her husband of 70 years, Lin E. Dilks, on Feb. 11, 1936, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2006.
Betty received her RN Certificate from the State of Ohio State Nurses Board on Aug. 31, 1945, and her RN Certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Dec. 10, 1945. She used her nursing degree in her employment at Northside Hospital in the maternity ward.
She was also an art teacher with Howland Christian School for which she received Teacher of the Year award in 1998 from Walmart. Betty was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, William L. (Debbie) Dilks and Harold T. Dilks all of Long Beach, CA, and Lin E. Dilks III; one brother, Lewis Glitch of New Castle; one sister-in-law, Shirley Glitch of New Castle; two grandchildren, David Dilks and Debra Dilks; and two great-grandchildren, Angel Lynn and Bella.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Glitch; and two sisters, Helen Ringer and Florence Klenotic.
There will be a one hour visitation on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, followed by a burial in Graceland Cemetery.
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Published on January 20, 2019
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