Betty Lou Hanrahan Obituary

November 23, 2017 Obituary

Betty Lou Hanrahan, Liberty Township, Ohio - obit

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – There will be a private service held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home for Betty Lou Hanrahan, 90, formerly of Hubbard who passed away on Thursday afternoon, November 23, 2017 at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown.

Betty Lou was born on December 20, 1926 in Hubbard, Ohio a daughter of Orville Jack, Sr. and Helen L. Smith Wohlgamuth.

She graduated from Hubbard High School in 1944. After graduating, she attended a two year finishing school at Southern Seminary in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Betty Lou, alongside her husband, opened a Western Auto Store in Hubbard and ran the local License Bureau. After their children were raised, she began working in the Hubbard School System holding positions as a library aide, working in the cafeteria and for ten years, scheduling the substitute teachers for the school system and retired after 35 years of service.

In past years, Betty Lou belonged to the Hubbard Garden Club, Hubbard PTA, Fortnightly, was an officer in the Women’s Association at the First Presbyterian Church and a Girl Scout Leader.

She loved to read and in later years read three to four books a week. Betty Lou was happiest spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

Her husband James, her high school sweetheart, whom she married August 15, 1946, passed away on December 18, 2012 after 66 years of marriage.

She will be sadly missed by her three children, Janet Murray of Niles, James (Monica) Hanrahan of West Middlesex and Richard (Christine) Hanrahan of Canfield and seven grandchildren, Carrie (Bart) Goble, Jennifer (Jeff) Kollar, Erin (Tony) Gabrovsek, Stephanie (Brian) Racz, Kristopher (Jenna) Hanrahan, Lauren (Louis) Suarez, Bryan Hanrahan and nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Jack Wohlgamuth II; daughter-in-law, Joanne Hanrahan and son-in-law, Larry Murray.

There will be public calling hours on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

Betty Lou will be laid to rest at Hubbard Union Cemetery.

The family would like to personally thank the staff at Liberty Arms Assisted Living Facility and Dr. Blecher for their loving care of Betty Lou during her four years there and to the nurses at Northside Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at to share memories and condolences.

A television tribute will air Monday, November 27 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.