Betty Brock – Dominion Post
Sara Elizabeth “Betty” Brock, 94, of Westover, died at the age of August 24, 2022 in North Chesterfield, Va., where she resided with her daughter.
Daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Benson, Betty was born August 22, 1928 in Morgantown. A graduate of Morgantown High School, she attended West Virginia University and earned a degree in physical education. After graduating, Betty taught at Newbury High School in Preston County for four years, during which time she learned to love teaching. She continued to teach in Monongalia County at University Demonstration High School for many decades, retiring as a highly regarded teacher in 1986.
Betty is predeceased by her husband, Samuel Morton Brock Jr.; his sisters, Jean Benson and Peggy Fleming; his brother, George Benson and his wife Betty; and her sisters-in-law, Rose Norman and Virginia Teague.
She is survived by her son, Samuel Morton Brock III and his wife Marsha, of Durham, North Carolina, and her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Moats and her husband Thomas, of Richmond, Virginia. Betty will be fondly remembered by four grandchildren: Reverend Molly Brock White and her husband Patrick, of Raleigh, NC, Adam Benson Brock and his wife Emma, of Los Angeles, Hannah Elizabeth Moats and her partner John Miller, of Richmond, Va., and Jesse Howard Moats, of Richmond, Va. Betty was blessed with six great-grandchildren: Ezekiel, Phoebe, Bella, Abigail, Serena and Edward. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Herbert Fleming, of Morgantown, as well as her nieces and nephews, Michael and Jeff Benson, Kent and Emily Fleming, Beth Benson Vincent, Alice Ann Helmuth, Martha Rose Broadhurst and all their families. , whom she loved dearly.
Betty was a devout and very active Christian in Westover United Methodist Church, where she served on numerous committees, was a member of United Methodist Women and the Fellowship Service Sunday School class, and sang in the choir for 56 years. With the help of others, she compiled a booklet in remembrance of Westover UMC’s 100-year history and the Friendly Service Class. She called her voluntary work “my greatest joy”. This included charitable work for organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Scott’s Run Settlement House Pantry. Additionally, for many years, Betty and her husband cared for a multitude of people who were alone, in need or confined to their homes.
Services are arranged by McCulla Funeral Home in Westover. Visitation will be at the Westover United Methodist Church, 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 1. The funeral service will be led by pastors Stacy Tritt, Kevin Cain and Molly White at Westover United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, September 2, followed by interment at Beverly Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be offered in Betty’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.