Betty Wray Ishler

Betty Wray Ishler passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, quietly in her bed surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 7, 1934, to James and Phronie Wray in Belltown. She moved to Ohio with her husband, Gene Ishler, to manage Conneaut Lake Port. In 1959, they moved their family to Alabama.

Betty loved to sew and owned a fabric store in Columbus City. In her spare time, she quilted heirloom quilts as gifts.

After her husband died in 1984, Betty devoted herself full time to the Bible educational work of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She had the joy of traveling to Mexico, Russia, Greece, Ukrane, Poland and Turkey for international conventions.

Not only did Betty garden, but she also canned everything she could get her hands on. She had to be the world’s best pickler!

Her oldest daughter, Lora Aslinger, who died last August, gave Betty three grandchildren who she dearly loved: Jeremy, Dera and Gene. She shared a home with her younger daughter Jena Mulkey and her family of five children: Benjamin, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jose and Israel.

Her brothers James Jr., Elmer, Gerald and Leon predeeded her in death.

She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Stains (James) and Shirley Hook (Merill), of Pennsylvania.