Betty J. Ault, 78, Newcomerstown, passed away late Wednesday night, July 14, 2010, in her residence following a lengthy illness as she was surrounded by her children.

Betty was born in Newcomerstown on Sept. 22, 1931, as was preceded in death by parents, James Luther Carney and Leona Peoples Carney.

She was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1949, and was a homemaker for all her adult life. During her lifelong residence in Newcomerstown, Betty was employed for short periods of time at the former SILCO store, the former Lad & Lassie store, the former Heller Brothers Tool Company and the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555. Betty was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, and enjoyed reading, fishing, gardening, and watching her favorite team, the Cleveland Indians, on television.

In addition to her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Kelly V. Ault, who passed away March 30, 2005, and whom she married Jan. 13, 1951. Also deceased is a son, James K. "Jim" Ault, Newcomerstown, who died in 1998.

Betty is survived by a son and two daughters, Greg A. Ault of Newcomerstown, Debbie J. (Bob McPeak) of Kimbolton and Kim E. (Robert O. "Rob") Duffy of West Lafayette; six grandchildren, Melissa J. (Mrs. Mike) Izquierdo of Avon, Devin R. Hardesty of Dover, Jamie L. (Mrs. Josh) Starrett of New Concord, Drew Ann Hardesty of Columbus, and A. Troy Lenzo and Joshua J. Ault, both of Newcomerstown; three great-grandchildren, Kayli E. Smith of Dover, Zachary R. Izquierdo of Avon and Ella Jane Starrett of New Concord; sisters, June (Don) Little of Dover and Bonnie Braden of Groton, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in the Carney and the Ault families.

To honor Betty's requests, no visiting hours will be observed. Graveside services and burial was July 19, 2010, at the Coshocton County Memory Gardens. Pastor Brian Flood, Community Hospice chaplain, conducted the services. The family is requesting that memorials be made in Betty's name to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third St., Dover, OH 44622.

The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown is assisting the family with all the arrangements.