Betty Corrine Persons

September 21, 1923February 26, 2018

Betty Persons, age 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born to Steve and Esther Pallas on September 21, 1923. Her husband of 40 years, Herb Persons passed in 1984. Mrs. Persons kept herself busy and active by involvement with the Golden Girls, AARP, and volunteering at Massillon Community Hospital.

She was a long time member of the Church of the Lakes and enjoyed participating in various groups and serving on different committees. One of the biggest accomplishments was learning how to drive when she was 60 year old.

Mrs. Persons is survived by her children, Linda Brooks, Steve (Lola) Persons and Jack (Connie) Persons; grandchildren, Deidra Calderon, Jay (Brandi) Gowins, Brett (Corrina) Gowins, Jennifer (Eric) Bufe, Catherine Persons, and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 3, followed by a home going celebration at 2 p.m. at the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home with her pastor; Rev. Bryan George conducting the service.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

Betty Corrine Persons

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Diane Stallman

April 6, 2018

Betty lived at the apartment on Fulton Drive that I managed for years and was a sweet, wonderful tenant. So sorry for your loss Jay and Brandi and family. Craig and Diane Stallman.