Betty Scott Stephey (Betsy), age 92, a resident of the Penn Hall Nursing Center in Chambersburg, and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the nursing center. She was born June 7, 1920 in Washington D.C., the daughter of the late Edward and Mabel (Sherlock) Scott. Betsy was a graduate of Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. in 1938. She and her husband of over 70 years, Harry M Stephey Sr., were married in 1942 in the Granier Field Chapel in Manchester, N.H. After traveling all 50 states in the U.S. and a third of the countries around the world, Harry and Betsy moved to Penn Hall Retirement Community in Chambersburg in 2000. In her early life, Betsy was secretary to a bank president in Washington, D.C. and an active member of the Job's Daughters and the Masonic Eastern Star. Although she was a stay-at-home mom, raising her four sons, she found time to be active in the Methodist Church wherever the family lived. She volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Louis, caring for the mentally ill and addicted residents. She was also the manager of the St. Louis Field Office of the Central Methodist College in Independence, Mo. After moving to Greencastle, Betsy became secretary of HMS Enterprises, Inc. until her retirement in 1990. She also was an active member of the Greencastle Homemakers. Betsy was preceded in death by her brother, Robert E. Scott; and sisters, Marguerite Scott Nolan, and Evelyn Scott Engel. She is survived by her husband, Harry M Stephey Sr., Col. USAFR, and four sons: Harry M Stephey Jr. and his wife Eileen in Havertown, Laurence E. Stephey and his wife Darlene in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Gary S. Stephey and his wife Candy in Bracebridge Ontario, and David C. Stephey and his wife Beth in Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Penn Hall Chapel Chambersburg on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Cedar Hill Cemetery Greencastle. Memorial tributes can be made to Penn Memory Center, Attn: Chelsea Brandt, 3615 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Jan. 16, 2013