Betty Jean Eakins, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Monday, January 3, 2022, in Columbus.

Betty was born November 20, 1930, in Highland County, Ohio to Mora and Elosie Curry Coss.  She was a graduate of Leesburg High School and Wilmington College and had lived most of her life in Fayette County.

Before her retirement, she had been an elementary school teacher for 40 years.  She began teaching at Wayne Elementary School in Good Hope, then taught several years at Belle-Aire Elementary School. but the majority of her teaching career was at Cherry Hill Elementary School.  She and her husband owned and operated the Courtview Restaurant in Washington Court House from 1960 until 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Eakins on November 16, 1984.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Lana Eakins and her husband, Mike Pope, and two grandchildren, Landen and Liam Pope, all of Orient, Ohio.  Also surviving is a sister, Loretta Stuckey; a niece, Marisa Smith and a nephew, Terry Stuckey, all of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Friday, January 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highlawn Cemetery

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday.

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  • Sheila LaRae Wightman says:

    Loretta, I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I will always be grateful to you both for giving me my fist job at Courtview. I learned alot! You and your family are in my prayers. Sheila (Deans) Wightman

  • Tricia Rhoades says:

    When I moved back after years in Columbus, my city friends often came to visit. To impress them I’d take them to Courtview Restaurant and let your Mom and her people impress them! Their eyes bugged out at those blue-plate special plates and even more at Betty’s ability to make you feel like a special friend. She surely touched a lot of people.

    Tricia Rhoades