Betty J. (Williams) Dunaway

March 31, 1939 ~ December 2, 2020 (age 81)



Betty J. Dunaway age 81, of Caldwell, OH passed away Wednesday December 2, 2020 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, OH. She was born March 31,1939 in Mt. Ephraim, OH a daughter of the late Rodney R. and Zola Neiswanger Williams.


She attended the Mt. Ephraim Elementary School, was a 1956 graduate of the Sarahsville High School, and went on to graduate from the Columbus Business University. She was a member of the Sarahsville Alumni Association and the Sarahsville Athletic “200” Club. She had been employed at The Farmers and Merchants Bank, The First National Bank and later retired after 23 years as an Administrative Assistant  from the Ohio Department of Transportation  in Washington County.


She was very active in the Eastern Stars having been a 52-year member of the Amazon Chapter #30 Order of Eastern Star, which she joined on February 20, 1968.  She was also a member of the Masterton Chapter #584 Order of Eastern Star. Betty enjoyed collecting angels and butterflies. She loved her beloved cats Lizzy and Beanie. She was Methodist by faith attending Belle Valley, Mt. Ephraim, and Sarahsville Methodist Churches.      


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Ohio State Trooper Dale Dunaway whom she married May 13,1982 and who passed on August 21, 1996, son Dwight Watson Jr. and her children’s father Dwight Watson.


Those left to cherish her memory are a daughter Elizabeth (Fiancé Mike Kuss) Watson; son Stephen (Denise) Watson; daughter-in-law Marcie Watson; step-children Darlene (Ray) Bentz, Carla Dunaway, and Dana Dunaway; sister Rose (James) Sholtis; grandchildren Stacie(Troy)DeVolld, Shauna Watson, Kayla Watson, Stephen (Carissa)Watson, Alexis Watson, Hunter Watson, Dayle and Kiel Bentz, Brandi (Travis) Winstead and Adam Dunaway; great-grandchildren Hailey, Tyce, and Hannah DeVolld; Khloe, Jace and Carson Watson, Jocee, Baylee Archer, Koltlee Watson, Tucker and Crew Watson; nephews Jim (Sheila) Sholtis and his  children Eric Sholtis, Heath Sholtis, and Sierra Giesey; Tony Sholtis and his children Josh Sholtis and Ashley McLean; special and dear friends Larry Robinson and Perry Steed; special caretakers Darlene Hoover, Joyce Young, and Lana Van Hoose.


Cremation will be observed with no additional services held at this time. The family is planning to have a celebration of Betty’s life at a later date. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed in Betty’s honor to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  




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Cremation with Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.


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