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Betty Jane "Betsy" Williams

BETTY JANE "BETSY" WILLIAMS OF PHOENIXVILLE Betty Jane "Betsy" Williams died late Wednesday, October 5, 2011 in the Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Laura (Myers) Williams. A native daughter and champion of all that is Phoenixville, Betsy was known by many and was a friend to all. Passionate about Phoenixville, she forever promoted its rich history and lore. She was an avid conversationalist and vivid storyteller. Her daily walks through town brought smiles and good wishes to all she met; she always saw the best in others. Betsy's constant caring and concern were evident in many good works, broadly shared and gratefully felt. She was a longtime member and deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville. Her involvements extended to the Phoenixville Historical Society, Phoenixville Women's Club, Phoenixville Library board, Phoenixville Area Community Service (PACS) board, Forge Theater, Chester County School Authority, Phoenixville Hospital Thrift Shop, Meals on Wheels, Senior Center, and Senior Circle. Graduated from Phoenixville High School, she began employment at the Valley Forge Army Hospital. Subsequently, she worked for Doctors Ciacci, Solomon, and Sugiura, was office manager at Phoenixville Hospital, and served many years as benefits specialist for the Phoenixville Area School District. She was an enthusiastic lover of books, gardening, travel, exploring, hiking, and adventure, including rides on an ostrich and a camel! Her many friends and family will Miss Betsy's twinkling eyes and teasing good humor, and will continue to celebrate her life and her bright light. The memorial service will be held on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2011 in the First Presbyterian Church, 145 Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. David C. McCabe. Burial will be held privately in the Valley Forge Baptist Church Cemetery. Contributions in Betsy's memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville, designated for the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund at the above address. Condolences may be made by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com. The Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Main Street at Fifth Avenue, Phoenixville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 8, 2011
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