Betty J. Joseph

NILES – Betty Jane Joseph, 91, of Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in the Briar Hill area of Youngstown, the daughter of Edward and Maude Seely Wasmund.

She was a member of St. Stephen Church, Niles Catholic Women’s Club and a former member of the Niles Football Mother’s Club. Betty enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by two sons, Michael Joseph and Larry (Paula) Joseph Sr.; 10 grandchildren, Greg Heppert, Laura Heard, Jessica Joseph, Larry Joseph Jr., Elizabeth Maxey, Monica Collier, Christopher Joseph, Michael Joseph, Matthew Joseph and Leo Joseph; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Leo Joseph, whom she married on June 14, 1941, and who died on Dec. 15, 2005; daughter, Joan Heppert; son, Ronald L. Joseph; granddaughter, Lisa Heppert; four sisters, Mabel Pecchio, Deloris Acerra, Gladys Kihm and Margaret Ross; and a brother, Albert Wasmund.

Calling hours will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen Church. Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will be the celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.

Visit to send condolences.

(special notice)