Betty Lou O’Connell passed away surrounded by her family on August 6, 2016 after a valiant 5-year battle with cancer. Betty was the daughter of Anna Mae McKelvey and Clifford Miller. She was born April 8, 1934 and resided in the area of Youngtown, Ohio as a young woman. Betty moved to Volusia County in the 1970’s and has been a resident since. She is preceded in death by her siblings Anna Mae, Nelson and Odessa; she is survived by her siblings Sheila Kehoe, Clifford, Allen and David. Betty was the beloved wife of William James O’Connell Sr. for over 50 years; he preceded her in death in January of 2015. Betty was a loving mother to six children: Julia, William, Richard, Timothy, Robert and Callista. She was a cherished grandmother to thirteen grandchildren: Timothy, Kailtlyn, Stephen, Stephanie, Kathryn, Patricia, Lillian, Cara Winn-Dixie, Sean-Patrick, William-Joseph, Margaret, Callista and Gillian. Betty is also survived by her sons-in-Law Dr. John Gilbert and Jason Likavec and her daughters-in-law Tania O’Connell and Anita Esposito. Services for Betty will be August 16,2016, 9:00 a.m, at the Basilica of St. Paul.
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.