Betty Louise (Stewart) Grogan 89 of Stonerise Nursing Home, formerly a resident of Clarksburg Towers, W Pike St, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020. She was born in Clarksburg WV on March 8, 1931, daughter of the late Craten E and Lillie May (Ball) Stewart. She was married to Virgil M Grogan who passed away on March 23, 1996. Betty is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving Betty are Virgil’s daughter Judy Fitzpatrick of Carrizozo NM, Virgil’s son James Grogan (Teddie) of Wheeling WV, James’ daughter Heidi Grogan Norris (Jason) of Pittsburgh PA, and Heidi’s children Thandie Norris and Wynn Norris. She adopted them all and they all loved her and adopted her as Grandma Betty. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Andrew J Stewart and Edward Scott Stewart, grandparents Scott and Nettie Stewart and William Henry and Aretta Ball. Betty graduated from Bridgeport High School and enjoyed time spent with her classmates of the class of 1949. She attended Salem College on a Sophia Benedum scholarship and retired from Osborn Machinery Co. where she worked in the bookkeeping department as an accounts payable clerk. She was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church since 1945. She read her Bible every morning before breakfast, and always thought of others before herself. Betty was a member of Clarksburg FOE 2353 since 1953. She was a past Madam President, a secretary for 42 years, a past Madam State President, a past Madam Regional President, a member of the National Eagles Hall of Fame (the first from WV in over 100 years) in recognition for her volunteer work. She was also a life member of the Moose, Chapter 499 since 1959, and a member of the American Legion Aux Chapter 13 since 1984. She bowled at Compton Lanes for 53 years in the Compton Tuesday Night Ladies League and the Senior Jewels. She held offices in the local leagues, the state association and the State 600 Bowling Association. She volunteered at the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center, was a VAVS Chairman for the National Eagles Aux., and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. She was a breast cancer survivor since 1976. She volunteered for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northern WV, and for the River Oaks Health Care in Nutter Fort. In 2000, the Exponent Telegram named her Citizen of the Year. Davis Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements and honored to serve the Grogan family. A private interment will be at Stonewall Park Cemetery. A memorial celebration of Betty’s life will be scheduled at the convenience of the family after the pandemic is under control. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1766 Milford Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 or to the Activities Department at the River Oaks Nursing Home 100 Parkway Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301. Online condolences can be made at www.davisfuneralhomewv.com.
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