Betty Jane Larson (1926 - 2015)

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KANE - Betty Jane Larson, 88, of 118 Clay St., Kane, died late Thursday evening (Sept. 17, 2015) at her residence.
Born Dec. 22, 1926, in Fox Chapel, she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret Smith Spieler. On March 3, 1951 in DuBois, she married Arthur E. "Gene" Larson, who died in 1992.
Betty had worked as a secretary for both West Penn Power in Ridgway, then later at her husband's State Farm Insurance agency in Kane.
She was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star in Ridgway, the Lake City Community Association Inc. and the Thimbelina Quilters in Kane.
She was an avid painter, seamstress and quilter, and helped with the grant writing and planning to save the historical schoolhouse in Lake City that she and her sister attended as children. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Weed of Kane; two sons, Robert (Luanne) Larson and Randal (Debi) Larson, both of Kane. Three grandchildren, Christie Larson, Phillip Heasley and Brandi Nicklas, and four great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death, besides her husband and parents, by a sister, Margaret "Peg" Madison.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc., at which time a service will be held there with the Rev. David Pflieger, chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane, officiating. Interment will follow in Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake City Community Assn., c/o Linnea Shick, 866 Middletown Road, Ridgway, PA 15853.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com
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Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home
103 South Fraley Street
Kane, PA 16735
(814) 837-7575
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Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 19 to Sept. 24, 2015
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