ROCHESTER - Mary E. "Betsy" Yehl, an Allegany native, passed away Monday (Sept. 2, 2013) in Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1949, in Olean, she was a daughter of Ernest M. and Virginia M. Lippert Yehl.
Betsy was a graduate of Allegany Central School and then attended the Rochester Business Institute, where she graduated in 1967.
She was employed for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester for 29 years. She then worked for 10 years for the Rochester City School District prior to her retirement.
Betsy was an independent woman who loved to read and who enjoyed animals and pet-sitting for her friends. She also enjoyed trips to the casino.
Surviving are two brothers, Stephen Yehl and Richard Yehl, both of Allegany; two sisters, Jeanne (John) Tinelli of Rochester and Karen Yehl Manzo of Olean; an aunt, Jane McCaffrey of Allegany; several cousins; and several close friends, including Karlene and Carol.
She was predeceased by her parents and a sister-in-law, Susan Yehl.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Funeral services will be held Saturday (Sept. 7, 2013) beginning with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church. The Rev. James Vacco, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allegany Public Library or to a
. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.