Betty Lou McElroy, 84, of Greencastle, and formerly of Mercersburg, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday November 24, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born September 20, 1928, at Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late J. Eugene and Elizabeth M. Barnhart Sipes. Betty Lou was a 1946 graduate of the former Mercersburg High School. She was also a graduate of Harrisburg Beauty School and had operated a beauty salon from her home. She later was employed for 41 years at the former Stanley CO of Chambersburg. She was a member of Trinity UCC of Mercersburg. Member of the ladies auxiliaries of the Mercersburg Sportsman's Assoc., VFW #6241 and American Legion #517 all of Mercersburg. Former Meals on Wheels volunteer. Betty Lou enjoyed bingo, bus trips, and cats. Surviving are her cat, Tiffy and the following family members, Saundra and husband Kenneth Myers, Fonda Flohr, and Keith M. Myers all of Hagerstown, H. Dean and wife Sue Dietrich of Greencastle, Lisa Deitrich of Chambersburg, Lynde Jo and husband Charles Engel of Walkersville, MD, Michelle and husband David Frock of Fairfied, Deana Dietrich of Martinsburg, and companion Robert Smith of Hagerstown. She was preceded in death by a cousin, Richard E. Dietrich. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg with Reverend Matthew Hoover officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. Viewing two hours prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 66 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201 www.lininger-fries.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 26, 2012