Betty J. Mackey, 77, formerly of 57 Gilbert Lane, Bradford, most recently a very happy resident of Concordia Lutheran Ministries Retirement Community where she touched so many lives and was truly loved by all, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 1, 2015) at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.
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Born Nov. 22, 1937, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Campbell and June Neiswongerl. She was a 1954 graduate of Bradford High School.
On Nov. 25, 1955, in Limestone, N.Y., she married Harold Eugene Mackey, who died on April 9, 2008.
Betty was employed at Corning Glass and Zippo Manufacturing, from where she retired.
Betty was a woman of God. She was a devoted and loving mother. She had an infectious laugh and loved to share stories of her life's adventures. She enjoyed gardening with Harold, bible study, bird watching, and most recently painting. She also was a beautiful writer of poetry.
Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia Shaughnessy of Baltimore, Md., Kathleen Mackey of Saxonburg, and Susan Chase of Great Valley, N.Y.; three sons, Steven Mackey of Duke Center, Timothy Mackey of Bradford, and James "Jamie" Mackey of San Francisco, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, five sisters and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Lisa Kristine Mackey, two sisters, and two brothers.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired Presbyterian minister, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials if desired may be made to Concordia Lutheran Ministries % the Betty Jean Mackey Memorial Fund, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot PA 16023
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, 2015