Betty Ford 1936-2013

YOUNGSTOWN – Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Mitchell Ford, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Ford was born on Feb. 5, 1936, in Ridgway, Pa., the daughter of Daniel and Mabel Schmiedel Mitchell.

Betty was a member of St. Matthias Church.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ford; her children, Janice Rovnak of Youngstown, Cindy Lovich of Edenburg, Pa., Don Ford of Boardman, Cherie Sefcik of Austintown, Robert Ford of Boardman and David M. Ford of Struthers; 13 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and her twin brother, Jack Mitchell of Los Angeles.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Ford; a sister and three brothers.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Rossi and Santucci Funeral Home, Boardman. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Matthias Church, Youngstown, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service held at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.