Betty Ann Dilworth, 94, Fort Recovery, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio.
She was born at St. Luke's Maternity Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin, December 10, 1918. Her parents were Floss (Ashcraft) and Harry Arlington Trout. In early years, they resided in Palm Beach, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. The family later returned to Ohio, and Betty graduated from Fort Recovery High School in 1937. Betty worked for Union Circulation Company, New York City and J.J. Newberry Company, Lima, Ohio. Betty and Francis (Lefty) Dilworth were married January 31,1941 in the Church of Christ Parsonage, Lima with the Reverend Simon Davidian officiating. Francis passed away in 1991.
Betty was past president of Business Professional Women's Club, Parent Teacher's Association, and Fort Recovery High School Alumni. She was a member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Virginia Beach, Virginia and a Charter member of Pi Kappa Phi, Ladies Poetry Society, Lima.
She was Society Editor and Reporter for the former Fort Recovery Journal and other area Newspapers. As a freelance writer, Betty received many awards for her poety and articles. She also was a former Deputy Registrar and a Sales Associate for Herbert Franke Realty. Betty was retired from Fort Recovery Industries.
Survivors include her children: keith and Rena, Richmond, Indiana; Portia and David Halterman, Port Charlotte, Florida; kevin , Houston, Texas; and Kirk, Fort Recovery. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Kent Dilworth August 9, 2012, baby daughter Patsy in 1942, twin brothers Bill and Bob Trout, and her husband.
Visitation will be 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Monday, April 22, 2013 at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Following visitation, burial will be in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Fort Recovery Alumni Association.