Betty Louise Knopp, 81, of LeRoy WV, passed away peacefully August 22, 2018 after a long illness. She was surrounded by family and friends. 

Abiding by her wishes there will be no services. Waybright Funeral Home, 511 Church St. S., Ripley WV 25271 will be providing cremation services. Online condolences may be left at www.waybrightfuneralhome.com. 

She asked that a memorial donation be made to one of her local animal shelters in lieu of flowers. Jackson County Animal Shelter, 86 County Farm Rd, Cottagville WV 25239, (541) 773-6654. Roane County Animal Shelter, 2550 Parkersburg Rd, Spencer WV 25276, (304) 927-2555. She loved all animals but her three cats Precious, Tiny & Tom were her constant companions and offered much comfort, especially in her final days. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles T. Knopp in 2009. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents Oley “Giggs” & Susan Godbey. Sons Charles T. Davis, Larry F. Davis & Ronald Davis. Sisters Melbia Counts, Phyllis Godbey, Janet Godbey & Joyce Godbey. Brother Deislar “Buck” Godbey. 

Betty is survived by daughters Helen Baker of Burnsville, WV & Tina Brown formerly of Ripley, WV. Daughter and son-in-law Pat & Mark Kelly of Tornado, WV. Son Buddy Baker of Burnsville, WV; Son & daughter-in-law Donald R. & Judy L. Davis of Barboursville, WV; Sons Michael P. Davis of Rockingham, NC & Douglas L. Davis of Marquette, MI. Sisters and brother-in-law’s Nellie & Larry Parsons of Kenna, WV; Donna & Eugene Parsons of Spencer, WV; Opal & Larry Casto of Ohio; Judy & Charles Casto of Kentuck, WV. Sisters Audrey Legg & Nancy Godbey both of Ohio. Brother & sister-in-law Dwight & Janie Godbey of Kentuck, WV. Grandchildren Stephanie Baker, Brandon Dean, Sierra Baker, Amber & Stephen Jones & Faith Baker, also by many beloved nieces, nephews and dear friends. 

A special thank you to Roger Wills (whom she thought of as a son) for always being there when she needed anything. Also to Don & Carol Falls for helping too. 

 I Am Always With You 

When I am gone, release me, let me go. 

I have so many things to see and do, 

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, 

But be thankful we had so many good years. 

I gave you my love, and you can only guess 

How much you’ve given me in happiness. 

I thank you for the love that you have shown, 

But now it is time I traveled on alone. 

So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must 

Then let your grief be comforted by trust 

That it is only for a while that we must part, 

So treasure the memories within your heart. 

I won’t be far away for life goes on. 

And if you need me, call and I will come. 

Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near 

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear 

All my love around you soft and clear 

And then, when you come this way alone, 

I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.