Betsy Brown Mechling

April 26, 1945 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 75)


Betsy Mechling, Smithfield, Pa.

     Betsy Brown Mechling, 75 of Smithfield, Pa. passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.

     She was born in Pittsburgh on April 26, 1945, the daughter of the late William T. Mechling and Lauretta Brown Mechling.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; grandparents, Lewis and Mary Mechling and Edward and Alice Brown.

     Betsy graduated from Uniontown High School Class of 1963. She was a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and received her Masters in Education from West Virginia University. She began her teaching career in the Albert Gallatin School District and taught at the A.L. Wilson Elementary School for 35 years.

     Left to cherish Betsy’s memory: her companion of 28 years, Bob Jenkins; her cousin, Mary Ellen Gearing and her husband Tom, their children, Christopher Gearing (Rebecca), Elizabeth Kirven (Darrin) and their children, William, Alex, Jack, Clair and George; her special friends, Nan, Patty, Jane, Noel, Olene, Moria, Vickie and many others and her step-daughters, Bobbi Jo and Heather.

     Everyone who knew Betsy loved her. She was outgoing and creative. Once she met you, you were her friend for life.

     Betsy will be missed by her family, many friends and her precious dog Lucy !

     A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

     Donations in Betsy's memory may be made to your favorite charity.

     Arrangements are under the direction of the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa.


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