betty coen
Betty Jo Coen, 82, of Powell, OH, formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away Sunday September 16, 2012 in Dublin, OH. Betty was born on August 17, 1930 in Monongahela, PA to the late Felix and Christine "Turnbull" Henrion. She was also preceded in death by her two siblings, Mary Winebrenner and Bobby Henrion. In the prime of her life, Betty was a dedicated and tireless volunteer in the Tri State area. She was actively involved with both the local and state chapters of the Women's Club, where she served non consecutive terms as President of both. She was also a very active participant in Friends of West Virginia Northern Community College. In 1994, Betty was honored by the organization as an Outstanding Citizen for her work as a volunteer. Later, Betty, along with her husband, Bob, became actively involved with the Weirton Lion's Club, where she served as Treasurr and gave countless hours of her time becoming a fixture at all Lion's Club events. Her proudest moments though, were those she gave to the Weirton Medical Auxilliary. Whether she was stocking the gift shop, comforting families at the Same Day Surgery Desk, or answering 3 phones at a time on the switchboard, her presence was constant. In 2003 Betty was recognized as a lifetime Auxiliary member with over 11, 000 service hours. Her dedication also brought her to the state level were she served as West Virginia State Hospital Auxiliary President from 1994 to 1996. Betty is survived by her husband, Bob Coen, with whom she recently celebrated 65 years of marriage; her three daughters, Sharon (Chuck) Henry of Wellsburg, WV, Judie (Jim) Binder of Winter Garden, FL, and Marijo (Pat) McCune of Powell, OH; her grandchildren, Steven, Sara and Matt Henry, Aaron (Deanna) and Acacia Vierbicky, and Annie and Jimmy McCune; and two great grandchildren, Trey Henry and Aralyn Vierbicky. Friends and Relatives will be received 1-3 & 6-8 PM Thursday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Friday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Rev. Fr. Larry Dorsch will preside. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Steubenville, OH. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary 601 Colliers Way Weirton, WV 26062

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  1. Marijo & family, So sorry for your loss of your mom. Know how hard it is when losing a loved one. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Patti, Howard, Kelly & Julie

  2. Marijo, Pat and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. The loss of a love one can be very painful, but hold on to all the great memories as they will help you through this. Do know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Cindi

  3. Sharon and family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mom. I have fond memories of her from our high school days, when, on a summer’s night, she could usually be found sitting on her couch, playing solitaire and listening on a transistor radio to the Pirates game, night after night! May the good memories sustain you and your family in the days ahead. Love, Barb

  4. Marijo and Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this very difficult time in the loss of your Mother. I remember all those wonderful memories of her while we were in high school. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Marijo, Bob, Sharon, Judie and Families, So very sorry for your loss, though, heaven has gained a lovely, wonderful soul. May God comfort you at this time. Please know that you are in our prayers. Heather and Steve

  6. Bob and family, What a beautiful lady and what a wonderful life. You have our sympathy and prayers. Rest in peace, Betty Mark and Barbara Trushel

  7. Bob and girls, so sorry to hear about Betty. She was a nice lady and she was really good friends with mt Mom, Pauline Bradley. Now they can be together.

  8. Dear Marijo and family–So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. I’ll always remember her kindness to me during our high school and band years. My deepest sympathy,

  9. Marijo and family, So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady,and will be missed alot at the hospital. I’ll miss seeing her smiling face at the desk.

  10. Maryjo, I am so sorry you lost your mom, I know how hard it will be for you. I lost mine a few years ago. Life is too short. May God be with you and your family at this difficult time. Debbie

  11. Marijo and family. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I got to know your mom when I worked at WMC. She always made of point of talking to me when she saw me heading towards the gift shop. Hang on to all the memories and keep them close to your heat and she will always be with you, Melinda Hart (Hickey)

  12. Lion Bob, So sorry to hear about Lion Betty. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. I learned a lot from her while you were still active with the Weirton Lions. Bill and I are now members of the MIngo Lions, but think of you both often. God bless. Terry Snyder

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