OBITUARY

Betty Lou Stirewalt

December 1, 1931March 2, 2019

China Grove

Mrs. Betty Lou Hogan Stirewalt, age 87 of China Grove, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Compass Healthcare Center in Spencer. Mrs. Stirewalt was born December 1, 1931 in Rowan County to the late Oscar Jason Hogan and Ruth Casper Hogan and was also preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, John Wayne Stirewalt and son, Thomas Allen Wright. She was a 1950 graduate of China Grove High School where she was a captain of the cheerleading squad and was voted best looking her senior year. She spent her career as a homemaker caring for her wonderful family. She was an excellent cook, she loved to garden and had a green thumb and she had a tremendous love for music and was extremely gifted with her musical abilities.

Mrs. Stirewalt also worked certified nursing assistant, where she demonstrated her compassion and love for others. Mrs. Stirewalt was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church and spent many years serving by singing in the choir where she sang many solos, by playing the piano, by teaching Sunday School and by serving in many other capacities over the years. She also volunteered at Bostian Elementary School and other schools where her children and grandchildren attended. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons; John Michael Stirewalt (Jeri), Richard Jason Wright (Rhonda), Mitchell Blaine Stirewalt (Micky), Douglas Wayne Stirewalt (Jennifer) and her daughter Anne Wright Miller (Bucky). Fifteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive her.

Visitation for Mrs. Stirewalt will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Funeral service will be at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 4914 Old Beaty Ford Road in China Grove officiated by Pastor Bob Young, with burial to immediately follow in the Church Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to Concord Place, Compass HCR, Trellis Supportive Care and Atrium Healthcare for the exceptional care given to their mother during her illness. Memorials in honor of Mrs. Stirewalt may be sent to any local Alzheimer’s organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dignitymemorial.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Stirewalt.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Betty Lou Stirewalt

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Karla Travis

March 8, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget that beautiful smile of hers and her laugh would light up an entire room. Betty Stirewalt was one special lady! She was on not only beautiful on the outside, but on the the inside as well. I love you all!!

Anne Miller

March 6, 2019

My rock, my heart, my best friend, my mother.

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