Betty Ruth Altis, 79, of Vinton, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter beside her on Sunday, October 13, 2019. She was an employee of Sav-A-Stop in Salem for 22 years and worked for Walmart in Salem for 24, years. She was predeceased by her husband, Zane (Dickie) Altis; son, Howard L. Altis, and mother, Jennie Austin.
Surviving family includes, her daughter, Lisa Altis and Jerry Fairchild; daughter-in-law, Sandy Altis; sisters, Wanda Norris and Ann Burnette; sisters-in-law, Peggy (Glenn) Hartsook, Lois Hinchee, and Patsy Divers; grandchildren, Melissa (David) Haga, and Emily (Shayne) Allen; great grandchildren, Kendall Grace Williams, Penelope Ryan Allen, and Silas Alexander Allen, and beloved grand dog, Elliemae.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Brian Ratliff officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Lotz Funeral Home in Vinton. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Watts, Dr. Mulinda, Dr. Magdycz, and Carilion Hospice nurses, Nathan, Sam, Sarah and Patience for their care of Mrs. Altis. Online condolences may be made at www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com