Betty Jean Millard

June 5, 1953 - August 15, 2018
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Betty Jean Millard, age 65, of New Philadelphia died in her residence, Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Born on June 5, 1953, at Elkins, West Virginia, Betty was a daughter of the late Dale Harper and Alice Jean Davis Harper-Heffelbower.

On October 26, 1989, she married Pastor William J. Millard, Sr. and celebrated 26…

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Betty Jean Millard, age 65, of New Philadelphia died in her residence, Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Born on June 5, 1953, at Elkins, West Virginia, Betty was a daughter of the late Dale Harper and Alice Jean Davis Harper-Heffelbower.

On October 26, 1989, she married Pastor William J. Millard, Sr. and celebrated 26 years of marriage prior to his death on May 31, 2016. Betty worked for a period of time as a nurse assistant but felt a deep calling to care for animals. She worked for Sifferlin Animal Clinic and volunteered at the Tuscarawas County Dog Pound and Humane Society.

As an avid animal lover, she supported Best Friend Animal Sanctuary in Utah. She loved caring for her own pets, collecting unique plates and dolls.

She is survived by her family that includes a sister, Cindy (Tina) Bucher; four brothers, Roger (Cindy) Harper, LeRoy (Kathy) Harper, Robert (Lori) Harper, and Tim (Eric) Harper all of Canton; a step-son, Wayne (Heather) Millard; a daughter, Christine (Ricky) Joiner of Uhrichsville; her grandchildren, Jessica Hanlin, Christopher McKitrick, Bill Myers and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, father, and husband, Betty was preceded in death by two sons, John “Jay” Myers, Jr. and William J. Millard, Jr.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no public services. Cremation care has been conducted by Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

Memorial Contributions in Betty’s name may be directed to Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Born: June 5, 1953
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Jessie Owens posted on 8/18/18

Such a sweet lady she was such a wonderful neighbor. My kids thought a lot of her and helped her keep her yard cleaned up. Sending lots of love and prayers to the family

 

Tonya Bennett Dean posted on 8/18/18

Sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We were friends in grade school. Sending prayers, good thoughts and positive energy. RIP Betty. FLY HIGH!

 

Gretchen (Reed) Deubner posted on 8/18/18

I went to Bolivar grade school with Betty. We recently reconnected through social media, and were able to "catch up" after all the years. I offer my sincere sympathy to her family, and wish you all comfort and peace. RIP, Betty....'til we meet again!

 

Linda Harding posted on 8/18/18

Betty was my neighbor as I was growing up and she became close friends with the family. She will definitely be missed. She was very loved by all in the Keffer family. To the family, I am sorry for your loss and share in your grief at this time.

 

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