Anna E. Adaway 1917-2018

CORTLAND — Anna Elizabeth “Betty” Adaway, age 100, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

She was born April 17, 1917, in Leeds, Alabama, a daughter of Mary Ellen Isbell and John William Adaway Sr.

Betty was a 1935 graduate of Girard High School. She was a beautician and worked in home care.

Betty was a member of the Cortland Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, playing golf and dancing.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Lynne (Robert) Platt of Cortland; her son, Dennis Richards of Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Wendy and Justin; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alayna and Carly.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Clifford Richards and her second husband, Phillip Naples; two sisters, Emma Creed and Nora Chub; and two brothers, William and James Adaway.

Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman.

Private burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Home Animal Rescue, PO Box 1061, Mentor, Ohio 44061.

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