Betty Lou Blair

April 22, 1927April 29, 2018

Betty Lou Blair, 91, of Wampum passed on Sunday, April 29, 2018. She was born April 22, 1927 in Ellwood City, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Locke) Martin. Betty Lou was a Gold Star Mother, Auxiliary Member of the American Legion and V.F.W., and member of Chewton Christian Church. In her earlier years she enjoyed bowling. In addition to her parents, Betty Lou was preceded by her first husband: James Alvin Bowers; second husband Arthur Blair; son: William James Bowers, killed in action proudly serving his Country during the Vietnam War; her brothers: James Arthur Martin, Walter Joseph Martin; sisters: Dorothy Mae Martin and Evelyn Ruth Barkey. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Barbara (Howard) Wiley; two grandchildren: Kimberly Ann Staph and Sherry Lee (Scott) Penwell; two great grandchildren: Garrison Howard Staph and Lucas Allen Penwell; one brother: Robert E. Martin; a sister: Marion Downey; nieces, nephews and extended family. In honor of her wishes, private arrangements are by the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., with interment in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. On line condolences may be offered at


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Rosemary (Sheeler) Prestopine

May 2, 2018

Barb (and all your family), accept my deepest sympathy for the recent loss of your dear Mother. Koppel people have a special place in my heart and always will, such a great place to grow up where everyone was family. Great childhood memories to cherish. The town felt the loss of Billy as he was our friend, he was my friend growing up. Your Mother is with him now after being apart so long, I imagine her smile as he greeted her. For you, it will be a great void as you have been there for her. I feel your loss as my Mom is gone now too, we wish we could keep them forever. Remember, they are always with us in our memories and in our hearts. Give my heartfelt condolences to Howard and all your family.