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Betty J. Tillia

Betty J. Tillia, 87, of Princeton passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at her Son’s Residence in Strongsville Ohio.

Born June 24, 1935 in, Fort Myers FL, she was the daughter of the late Henry L. and Guynell Preston Croco. She was married to William H. Tillia Jr. for 65 years when he passed away on September 3, 2018.

She owned and operated, with her husband, W.H. Tillia Furniture on Ellwood Rd. for many years. She was an active member of the Portersville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Some of her interests were reading, knitting, and collecting antiques. She enjoyed spending the winters in Florida. Betty loved the Lord and prayed for her family daily.

Survivors include daughter, Cheryl Johnston of Portersville; two sons, James of Princeton and Timothy (Cheryl) Tillia of Strongsville; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and a special niece, Sue Kirn Mullett who was raised with her as a sister.

She was also preceded in death by her son Richard; stepfather John Kirn; grandson, Billy Tillia; great-granddaughter, Patience Myers; sister, Geraldine Perez; son-in-law Robert Johnston, and step granddaughter Katarina Nissel.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 13, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home, on Friday April 14, 2023 at 11:00 am with Rev. Robert Frey of the Portersville CMA officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Christian School or the Mahaffey CMA Camp in Mahaffey PA .

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