It is with great sadness that the family of Elizabeth Reynolds Jossey announces her new journey after a rich 82 years in this world - on Friday, July 13, 2018 Betty passed after a prolonged illness. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 18 years, John, and her children, Van (Cassie) and Wendy (Walter), and stepson Stuart (Lynn), and will also be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, Bradley, Bailey, Seth, Briana, Megan and Taryn, step grandchildren Weston (Stephanie), Breana, (Mark) Brandon (Rebecca), and Christine, and by her sister Barbara and brother Bob. Betty was predeceased by her brother Bill, and stepson Russell. A Memorial Service for Betty will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church of Aiken, 104 Newberry St NW, Aiken, SC, Dr. Tim McClendon officiating, with a reception immediately after the service at St. John's. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make donations in memory of Betty to St. John's United Methodist Church, Aiken, SC. Betty was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Bill and Mary Reynolds, grew up in Northeastern Ohio and attended Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Betty was married to Richard P. Washburn in 1958, until their divorce in 1993, residing in Ohio and Florida. She later married John C. Jossey in September of 1999, where they lived together in Florida and later, moving to their beloved home in Woodside Plantation, Aiken, SC in 2007. Betty was the quintessential career woman well before it was fashionable, helping to grow her father's trucking company in Akron, Ohio until her retirement in 1985. Even in the busiest years, dinner was always on the table and her children were always loved. Her radiant smile and graceful demeanor melted the toughest truck driver and made all of those around her grow to love and admire her. She never met a stranger. She was always active, where, over the years, she could be frequently found camping, riding a bike, playing golf, gardening, taking a swim and/or simply walking several miles a day. Betty was a cancer survivor, and in later years, not even knee replacement or foot surgery could keep her down. She repeated one of her dear father's favorite sayings - "she was from good stock". Betty was a giving soul. She volunteered for many organizations, including The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, The Salvation Army, The Aiken County Historical Museum, and St. John's United Methodist Church. She sought out ways to help others. She was a woman who loved God, loved her church, loved her husband, loved her home and neighborhood and loved her family and friends. She was love. SHELLHOUSE-RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC 29803.


Published in The Plain Dealer on July 18, 2018