Betty Jane Fretts Weaver, daughter of George and Blanche Hixson Fretts, passed away on Thursday, Feb.20, 2020, at her home in Lexington, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Weaver, who passed away May 1983, her younger brother, George G. Fretts, and her son in law, McCawley Ballard. Most recently, her sister, Mary Lou Stiltenpole of Scottdale, PA, who died in March of 2014.
Betty Jane is survived by two daughters, Kendra (Brian) Jones and Candace Ballard of Lexington, Kentucky, and four grandchildren; Todd (Courtney) Jones of Lexington, KY, Kent (Melissa) Ballard of Crestwood, KY, Courtney (Brandon) Justice of Pikeville, Ky, and Ben Ballard of Cimarron, New Mexico.
Betty grew up in Scottdale, PA, but through her husband’s work, she lived in Oberlin and Elyria, Ohio, Lexington, KY, and Greensburg, Pa.
It was in Greensburg where Betty was manager of Wicks ’n’ Sticks Candle and Gift Shop at the Greengate Mall. After retirement, she returned to Scottdale, where she was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed gardening, music, the theater, reading and her many wonderful neighbors and friends she met throughout her life.
In 2010, Betty moved one more time back to Lexington, Ky where she resided at Hartland Hills Retirement Community. While in Lexington, she attended St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
A bright light in her senior years were her 9 great grandchildren: Carter and his triplet sisters, Brynley, Molly, and Piper Justice, Connor and Avery Jones, and Makayla, Madison, and Mason Ballard.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday from 5 to 7 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM in Trinity United Methodist Church, 501 Mulberry Street, Scottdale with Rev. E. Robert Nagy officiating. Private Interment will take place in the Scottdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church PO Box 343 Scottdale, Pa 15683 or the charity of your choice. For online condolences please visit www.gjfuneral.com
Trinity United Methodist Church
PO Box 343, Scottdale PA 15683