Aileen Betchel (nee Jordan), 90, of Norton Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28. What a wonderful celebration that must have been as she was reunited with her loved ones that had gone home before her. She was a lifelong member of West Hill Baptist Church in Fairlawn.
She was born March 25, 1929 in the hills of Sparta, the last of 10 siblings. At the age of 13 she picked up her first guitar and began a life of writing, singing and performing gospel and country music. It was also a way for her to get out of doing the dishes after family dinner. In 1949, she married Thomas Betchel and later moved to Akron, Ohio where Tom became employed by DuPont. While raising two boys, she traveled locally performing under the name of Sally Jordan. Sally was her father’s nickname for her. She was a woman who loved and adored her family above all else and always was a very proud supportive mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas; sisters Gusty, Lou, Mag, Gladys, Edith, Kate and Geraldine; brothers, Elmore and Donald.
She leaves behind sons, Steven (Shelly) and Wayne (Lynn); grandchildren, Brooke Buxton (Todd), Scott (Mindy), Amy Moran (Ryan), Danielle Morrison (Trevin) and Kyle; great-grandchildren, Lena and Cohen Buxton, Mosely and Maverick Morrison, Clayton Moran and Oliver Betchel.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Thursday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 3, beginning at 10 a.m. with visitation one-hour prior. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Condolences may be shared at www.bacherfuneralhome.com in memory of Aileen.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 1, 2019