Betty W. McKibben 1924-2018

WARREN — Betty W. McKibben, 93, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

Betty was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Kilgore, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry and Marie James Wile.

Betty graduated from Warren G. Harding in 1942, and attended Kent State University. Betty was proud to earn her pilot’s license in her early twenties.

She married John C. McKibben Sr. in September 1948, and was married to John for 59 years until his passing in 2007.

Betty was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Warren, where she served as an Elder, Stephen’s Minister and on various committees. For over 30 years, Betty was a volunteer at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on the children’s floor. She also was a volunteer for the Packard Museum and the Trumbull County Historical Society. She was a proud recipient of the J.M. Taylor Volunteer of the Year Award. She was a member and served as a director of operations at the Warren Olympic Club for many years. In later years of her life, she was a resident at Lake Vista in Cortland.

Memories of Betty will be carried on by sons, John C. (Esther) McKibben Jr. of Southington and Richard J. McKibben of Westminster, Md.; daughter, Jill A. (John) Walsh of Marcellus, N.Y.; sister, Shirley Duffey of Rockwall, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marie Wile; as well as husband, John C. McKibben Sr. and daughter-in-law, Anne McKibben.

Services will begin 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, 246 Mahoning Ave., Warren, Ohio 44483. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. The Rev. Rusty Cowden will be officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Co.

Please visit to view obituary or send condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

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