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Betty Jean Balser

Betty Jean Balser, 70 of Thurston,died Friday, March 4, 2011, at Fairfield Medical Center. She attended Thurston United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Charles Allen Balser of Thurston; daughter, Elizabeth Renae (James) Chalfant of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Jacob Tyler Whipple and Zachary Christopher Whipple, all of Lancaster; sisters, Earlene Fouts of Hebron, Marge Patrick of Johnstown, and Marilyn (Bill) DeLawder of Frazeysburg; sister-in-laws and brothersin law, Karen (Mark) Mathias and Victor (Barbara) Balser all of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl E. Balser; and parents, Earl and Verta Patrick.

Funeral service was held March 8, 2011, in the Johnson- Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore.

Memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society , Central Region-FAIR, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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