Betty J. Underwood 1933-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs


BOARDMAN – Betty J. Underwood, 89, died in eternal rest on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Hospice House in Poland.

She was born on April 22, 1933 in West Union, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Edgar Underwood and the late Shirley Spurr Underwood.

Betty had lived for over 20 years in Mahoning County and was previously from Newton Falls. She was a freelance nanny/babysitter for most of her life and also owned her own beauty salon. She was a life member of Pricetown United Methodist Church.

Betty loved her cats, playing cards and spending time with the children she cared for.

Her father in 1976 and her mother in 1982 predeceased her. Betty was an only child, but then found a new family, of which she became a part, the family of Patricia Morris (Keith) of Boardman, Holly Morris. Malie (Michael) from Boardman, Jennifer Morris Britton (Bill) from Poland, Thomas Morris (Andrea) from Boardman, Patrick Morris (Kelly) from Austintown and Angelique Morris from Boardman. Betty also loved her grandchildren, Arabella Malie, Jacob Manteghi, Zachary Manteghi, Thomas Morris, Lucas Morris, Maggie Morris, Andrew Fernback and Amelia Fernback.

Betty was also known and loved as Aunt Betty by Jeannie Sowers, Terri Scudder, Crystal Heyborne of Cleveland, Diane Estes and Vicky Preble of Maine, and John Clegg of Arkansas. Betty wanted to pay tribute to her dear friends, Kathy (Bill) Lambert from Lake Milton and her childhood friend, Barbara Carr from Florida.

Betty wanted to thank everyone for their kindness and for everything they did for her. She wanted them to know that she loved them all.

Calling hours will be 5-6 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022 at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls.

A funeral service will follow immediately at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Quaintance officiating. Betty will be buried next to her parents at Vaughn Cemetery in Lake Milton.

The family has requested that all donations be made either to the Animal Charity Humane Society, 4140 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512; or the American Foundation for the Blind, 1401 S. Clark St., Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22202, in his memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440. Family and friends can view his obituary online or send their condolences to www.jamesfuneral

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