Betty Lou Garrison, 92, of Connersville passed away Friday, July 23, 2021 at Reid Health of Richmond following a short illness.
She was born at the family home in Connersville on December 25, 1928, one of four daughters of Fred Willis and Charlotte Pearl “Sweetie” Huber Cole.
Betty was a graduate of Laurel High School and later she graduated from the Anderson Beauty School in Richmond.
On February 14, 1947, Betty was married at the 4th Street Presbyterian Church in Connersville to William Howard Garrison Jr. Mr. Garrison passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 1952. After her husband’s death, she became both a devoted mother and father to her children.
For twenty-five years, Betty owned and operated Betty Lou Beauty Salon on Virginia from 1955 until 1980. She then managed the J. C. Penney’s Salon in Richmond for eleven years. Betty later was employed for five years with Advantage Home Health and retired at the age of 84 from Residential CRF where she was employed as a house parent.
Betty enjoyed painting and doing word search puzzles but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. In her later years, she loved going to Roberts Park to feed the squirrels.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Montgomery, of Connersville; three grandchildren, Jan Montgomery, Melissa (Frank) Romano and William “Bill” (Natalie) Garrison IV; five great grandchildren, Anna (Douglas) Turner, Gina (fiancé, Benjamin Nofsinger) Romano, Katelyn Garrison, Erica Montgomery and Morgan Garrison; a great-great granddaughter, Janis Deboard; three sisters, Peggy Clevenger, Rosemary Bentley and Linda (Rodney) McGuire, all of Connersville. Betty is also blessed to have a caregiver who was like a second daughter to her, Debbie Force. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband and her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, William H. Garrison III, who died August 26, 2003; a brother-in-law, David Clevenger; nieces and nephews, Chad McGuire, Eric McGuire, Paula King, Doug Bentley, Carol King, and Jenna McGuire.
A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at a later date with burial in Dale Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Friends may also leave condolences at millermosterrobbins.com.