Betty Gibbs Harriman, age 80, of Wintersville, formerly of Jewett passed away at 3:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Valley Hospice Care Center, Steubenville, Ohio.

Born June 9, 1935 in Clay, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Claude B. Pierson and Sabbina Catherine Jones Pierson. She was an aide at several area nursing homes and was a member of the Wintersville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband John “JD” Harriman whom she married Oct. 12, 1973; children: Ron Gibbs of Charleston, W.Va., Steven Gibbs of Steubenville, and Cathy (Tony) Toto of Leesburg, Fla.; and step grandchildren: Kevin Morris and Casey Morris of Athens.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Dencil Pierson, Boyd Pierson, and Claude Pierson; two sisters: Ruth Pierson and Deloris Flowers; and the light of her life, her grandson, Adam Gibbs.

Visitation and service will be held in Koch Funeral Home, Scio on Tuesday, October 13, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the service begins at 1 p.m. with Pastor Mike Henslar officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wintersville Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made on the funeral home’s website: