Betty Jo Thompson

May 23, 1937 - September 2, 2023

Betty Jo Thompson, 86, of Riverton, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Berkeley Springs Healthcare Center in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

She was born May 23, 1937 at Riverton and was the daughter of the late Wilbur Nelson and Christena Evelyn White Nelson.

She was a homemaker, worked as a cashier for 7-11, worked at Doubleday Book Company in Berryville, Virginia, was a companion at Home Instead and a desk clerk at Econo-Lodge in Winchester, Virginia.  She was Presbyterian by faith.

On July 21, 1956 she married Kenneth H. Thompson, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1979.  A brother, Ronald Earl Nelson, two sisters, Ruth Kimble and Gay Johnson, and two sons-in-law, Virgil Saville and Joe Chesney, also predeceased her.

Surviving are - 

     Two daughters - 

          Charlotte Saville (Lowell) of Bunker Hill, WV

          Charlene Chesney (Fred) of Winchester, VA

     One son - 

           Kenneth Thompson (Cynthia) of Richmond, VA

     Four sisters - 

           Kathleen Vandevander of Bartow, WV

           Macie Simmons of Elkins, WV

           Violet Bowman of Verona, VA

           Genevieve Schwab of Dover, OH

     One brother - 

            Gale Nelson of Baltimore, MD

      Three grandchildren -

             Kenneth Cooper (Kris)

             Virgil Saville, Jr. (Tasha)

             Michael Virts, Jr. (Mandy)

     And four great-grandchildren - 

             Virgil Saville, III

             Michael G. Virts

             Justin Virts

              Michael W. Saville

     A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton with Gale Nelson and Kelly Lorenz officiating.

     Memorials may be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.