The funeral has been held for Megan Betts, the sister of Dayton shooter, Connor, and one of his first victims in the so-far motiveless massacre.
Exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show that close to one hundred friends and family – including parents Moira and Stephen Betts – attended the service held at Conner & Koch funeral home in their hometown of Bellbrook, Ohio.
Last week DailyMail.com revealed that the funerals of Megan and her 24-year-old brother were to be held across separate days to avoid conflict for the many who wished to attend her service but not that of the killer.
Megan was one of nine murdered by Connor Betts in a mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District in the early hours of Sunday August 4.
Mother, Moira, arrived after 2pm Saturday and was seen holding an image of Megan’s murderer Connor Betts on material that featured the name of the Conner & Koch funeral home. A program referred to Megan as ‘Baby Chica’
Moira, Stephen (at the rear), Connor and Megan (at the front) had only recently returned from a seemingly happy family vacation in Wrightsville Beach before the August 4 massacre
Moira (exiting the car) arrived after 2pm Saturday with her husband Stephen Betts (right). She carried a teddy bear
The small white teddy bear was preserved in a plastic Ziploc bag, accompanied by what appeared to be two sharpie pens
The teddy bear is an apparent memento of her daughter’s childhood. The father also carried ballet pumps
Moira is seen comforting and being comforted by a mourner at the funeral in their Bellbrook, Ohio hometown
Close to one hundred friends and family attended the service on Saturday
It was held at Conner & Koch funeral home in the family’s hometown. Police were pictured outside
Megan’s mother, Moira, arrived shortly after two o’clock on Saturday afternoon. She carried a plastic bag that contained a small white teddy bear and what appeared to be two sharpie pens.
At one point she cradled the toy, an apparent memento of her daughter’s childhood as she and husband, Stephen, entered the funeral home ahead of other mourners. He clutched a pair of black ballet-shoe pumps.
Orders of service paid glowing tribute to Megan ‘Baby Chica’ Betts. The formal ceremony lasted more than three hours.
Attendees were tearful and were seen exiting the service. One holds a used tissue (left) and another sips a beverage (right)
The funerals of Megan and her 24-year-old brother are being held across separate days because some attendees didn’t want to go to he killer’s service
There were many who wished to attend her service but not that of her brother
Connor’s obituary was deleted early Wednesday and replaced with an apology recognizing that the wording was ‘insensitive in not ‘acknowledging the terrible tragedy he created’. His family is pictured on Saturday
Last week the family was forced to remove an online obituary to their son after it was first revealed by DailyMail.com.
The extraordinary tribute was published alongside one to Megan on the funeral home’s website and did not mention the fact that he had killed so many and injured so many more, or that he himself was shot by cops responding to the horrific scene.
Instead Betts was described as ‘a funny, articulate, intelligent man with a kind smile,’ who had ‘passed on Sunday 4th August.’
Similarly a tribute to Megan – which remains on the website – fails to mention that she had met her end at her brother’s hands.
Family and friends pack the Conner & Koch Funeral Home in Bellbrook, Ohio to celebrate the life of Megan Betts
Megan Betts was gunned down in the Dayton mass shooting committed by her brother Connor. The formal ceremony attended by loved ones lasted over three hours
Family and friends pack the Conner & Koch Funeral Home in Bellbrook, Ohio on Saturday
Some attendees dressed in black while others chose brighter colors for the celebration of life
The killer’s obituary was deleted early Wednesday and replace with an apology, recognizing that the wording was ‘insensitive in not acknowledging the terrible tragedy he created.’
‘In their grief,’ the apology continued, the family had, ‘presented the son that they knew’.
Megan’s aunt, Alice, traveled from her home in North Carolina to support her brother and sister-in-law.
According to one family source who spoke to DailyMail.com last week, the devastating events are all the more incomprehensible because the entire family – Moira, Stephen, Connor and Megan – had only recently returned from a seemingly happy family vacation in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Victims: Lois L. Oglesby, 27, Thomas J. McNichols Sr., 25, Monica E. Brickhouse, 39, Logan M. Turner, 30, Megan Betts,22, Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36, Nicholas P. Cumer, 25, Derrick R. Fudge, 57
Saeed S. Edris, 38, was killed by a gunshot wound of the torso according to the coroner