Betty S. Witherell, 88, of Wetmore Trail in Kane, PA passed away Tuesday (Aug. 29) at her residence.
Born May 13, 1935 in Wilcox, she is the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Platt) Silvis. On Feb. 14, 1964, in Franklin, PA, she married Willard “Bill” Witherell, who preceded her in death.
Betty worked at the Carbon Co. Resistor division at Stackpole as a department group leader and as a quality control inspector for 30 years. She also worked as a geriatric nursing assistant at the Lutheran Home , a short order cook at Bob’s Trading Post and as a RSVP volunteer at the Salvation Army and Head Start. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles, working in her flower gardens, singing and playing the organ and she loved spending time with her family, decorating for the holidays and going for car rides.
Surviving relatives include one daughter, Ellen (Kenneth) Bush of Kane; one son Dan Witherell of Kane; six granddaughters, Kelly (Bill) Bliss, Leah Peters, April (Paul) Bush, Katlyn (Avery) Colson, MacKenzie Witherell and Morgan Witherell; four great-granddaughters, Brooke Ginkel, Annelise Detrick, Elaine Bliss and Charlotte Colson; six great-grandsons, Bradley Bliss, Carson Tadder, Carter Tadder, Kayson Bush, Raymond Colson and Emmett Colson; two great great-granddaughters, Lillian and Amelia; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her cat Febee.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Suzie Witherell, a sister Ruth Porter, five half-sisters and two half-brothers.
Private graveside services were held Friday (Sept. 1) at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.
The Cummings Funeral Home is in charge of services.