Betty Lou Wise, 65, of Weirton, died Thursday, November 25, 2004 at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born April 7, 1939 in Centerpoint, WV, daughter of the late Clifton C. and Verna R. Cumpston Ritter. Betty Lou was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clinton E. and Jennings L. Ritter. Betty Lou was a homemaker. Years ago, she worked as a nurse’s aid for Weirton General Hospital. She was a member of the Weirton Salvation Army, where she played the piano since 1962. She is survived by her husband, Harley Wise of Weirton, whom she married June 14, 1957; 2 sons Harley Wise, Jr. and his wife Joan of Louisville, KY and David Wise and his wife Mary of Weirton; her two sister Dorothy Wise and Katherine Sue Boring both of Weirton; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday 7-9PM and Sunday 1-3 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Monday from 10AM until the 11AM funeral service at the Salvation Army, 794 Cove Road, Weirton with Major and Mrs. Oliver Michaels presiding. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Weirton. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army. Share tributes with her family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Dave,so sad to hear about the passing of your mother.We are thinking about you and your family. Jo-Ann & David

  2. Harley, We love you, and as always, you and your family are in our prayers. Praise God that we have a loving and comforting saviour that we can turn to at all times.

  3. Harley, I know that there are no words that anyone can say that can take away the pain of your loss. I know you loved Betty very much and she you. I loved you both and regret that events caused us to seperate contact. I have talked much about all you both meant to me I will miss Betty very much. I wish things could have been different. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan

  4. May God bring you comfort and strength, and may you know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many who care. We loved Betty and cherish the memories. This verse comes to mind: “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:10

  5. Just wanted to say that Betty was a true blue Christian and a Mom to many of us and a friend that we could always share our problems and happy times with. I for one will miss her very very much and I’ll love her forever.

  6. It is no secret what God can do. With arms wide open, He will welcome you. Rest well my friend.

  7. I remember so vividly the song “What a Day That will Be, When my Jesus I shall see”. This day Betty is kneeling at the throne of God, praising Her Savior, not having any pain, trouble breathing and has energy upon energy. May this comfort you in your Loss. Harley thank you and Betty for all you have meant to our family throughout the years. We love you.

  8. Harley & David, I’m so sorry about your loss. What has happened in the past has no bearing on the way I feel about Betty, she was always a good mother-in-law and friend & helped me tremendously when I needed it most. I will miss her. Sherlene Smearman

  9. Harley, I am sure you don’t remember me, but I am Charles’ kid sister. I lost my husband last Christmas. My prayers are with you. I can imagine what you are going through. God Bless You and Keep You Strong.

  10. Mary Dave and Harley=so sorry for the loss of Betty==im so glad i got to meet her =such a nice lady=my love

  11. Harley, We extend our sympathy and prayers to you and the family! We remember Betty from high school at DCHS. We have memories of a very nice young lady!

  12. Harley, Little Jr, and David, I had a terrific sister and a lot of memories which all of you are a part of. As the song goes: “We are Family” It wasn’t goodbye, it was just a see you later. God Bless and keep your faith.

  13. Dear Harley, Dorthy Susie and families. I will never forget growing up with Betty and all the wonderful times we had together. Dorothy, remember the piano lessons at Mrs. Cheddisters? We were not only friends but school mates. Her memory will remain as we were and I will see her someday again to visit once again. God Bless you all. And may my Love and Prayers be with you and yours. An Old Friend Dixie

  14. Susie.Sorry to hear about Betty’s death. I didn’t know her that well, but I do remember the family. do you remember Sycamore grade school. and coming to our house when your mom cook there? our condolences. Darrell Green and Deanna Green Lamb.

  15. Harley, I am very sorry for your loss. We all loved betty bery much. She always treated us kids like one of her own. She will be greatly missed. I love you.

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