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Betty E. (Gotschall) Fox

Betty E. (Gotschall) Fox, 85, of Carrollton died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in her home after a brief illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1926, in Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late John and Bertha (Rinderer) Gotschall, Jr.

Betty was a telephone operator for General Telephone for several years and the first switchboard operator at Atwood Lake Resort.  She was briefly employed by Affiliated Hospital Products in Carrollton.  Her last employment was with Jobes Pharmacy in Carrollton, where she worked for over 30 years.

Betty's affiliations were with the Carroll County Commission for the Advancement of the Arts (CCCAA), Carroll County Historical Society and Junior Women's Club of Carrollton.

She is survived by her husband, Lynn R. Fox; sons, Matthew L. (Darlene) Fox of Dover and Mitchell D. (Barb) Fox of Carrollton; and her grandchildren, Brian and Kirby Fox of Dover, who were the loves of her life.

She will be missed by many nieces and nephews, who affectionately referred to her as GOAB "Good Old Aunt Betty," many dear friends, her "lunch bunch" group, and her friends from First United Methodist Church, where she had been a life long member.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Audrey Miller, Erma Sinclair, and Donna (Smith) Jobes; brothers, Jack, Ray, Leland (Bud), and Harold (Sunshine) Gotschall; and nephews, Timothy R. Smith and Edward L. Gotschall.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. in First United Methodist Church of Carrollton with Rev. Dan Loomis officiating.  A reception of friends will be held at the church from noon until service time.  Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home handled arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's name may be made to Community Hospice of Carroll County or the American Cancer Society.

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