SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Bethany Kholos, 25, treasured wife, daughter and sister passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at home surrounded by her loved ones.

For the last four years, Bethany battled a diagnosis of Stage IV Melanoma with tenacity and bravery.

Bethany was a 2016 graduate of Salem High School and later pursued higher education at Kent State University with an associate degree in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Technologies.

Bethany was an avid music lover who enjoyed playing her clarinet and piano. She also had the voice of an angel that was adored by many through singing at church and participating in school and community musicals. Bethany enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, walking her dogs, and creating art in various forms. For the last year and a half, Bethany and her husband were residents of Washington where they were surrounded by mountains, lakes, trees and the Pacific coast. All of which sparked Bethany’s sense of wonder and adventure.

Those who remain to honor her memory are her husband, Michael Barnes whom she married on August 7, 2020; father, Mark Kholos; mother, Cheryl Kholos; brothers, Joshua and Jared Kholos; father-in-law, Timothy Barnes and mother-in-law, Kimberly Barnes.

She now enters the company of those who have gone before her. Paternal grandparents, Morris and Phyllis Kholos and maternal grandparents, Edward T. Sr. and Diane Arkwright.

A funeral service celebrating Bethany’s life will be held at Salem First Friends Church on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Peter Fowler officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the church. Following the service, she will be taken to her final resting place at Hope Cemetery in a private ceremony surrounded by her family and close friends.

A meal will be provided to all who attend the service after the family returns from the graveside burial.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Bethany’s honor to the Melanoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 719329, Philadelphia, PA 19171.

Her ceremony will be recorded for those who live out of town and will be available to watch the following week.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Salem, 330-337-6363.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bethany Kholos, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, August 16 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.