Betty Jane “Janey” Cottrill, 96, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 8:40 p.m. at OhioHealth Berger Hospital in Circleville where she had been a patient since November 29.

Janey was born January 29, 1925, in Ross County, Ohio to Ralph and Rena Friece Adams.  She was a graduate of Frankfort High School and lived most of her life in Williamsport and New Holland.

She formerly had been an aide at the Brooks-Yates School in Circleville.

Janey enjoyed cooking and gardening and especially attending the school events of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, (Wallace) Joe Cottrill on November 7, 1995; a daughter, Cheryl Cottrill; a son-in-law, Darrell Wisecup; a brother, Ralph Adams, Jr. and two sisters, Ruthie Templin and Geraldine Riley.

Janey is survived by four children, Glenna Wisecup of Williamsport, Tina White and her husband, Michael, of Chillicothe, Vicki Williams and her husband, Brian, of Ashville and Scott Cottrill and his fiancé, Nancy, of Mount Sterling; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport with Rob Collins, chaplain for Adena Hospice, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • Ruth McRoberts says:

    Tina and Mike
    Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. You have been truly blessed to have your Mom all these years and her love. Cherish the memories and know she is still with you in your heart.

  • Carol Ford says:

    This breaks my heart. She was such a sweetie

  • Kay Schaeffer says:

    I’m pretty sure my mom and Aunt Bea had the cards out and ready to play as she walked through the pearly gates. The greeting was probably….What took you so long? What a wonderful lady and aunt. She will be missed. Peace to you all.

  • James (J.F.) Picklesimer says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Cottrill’s family. May God place his loving hands on you.
    J.F. Picklesimer