Elizabeth "Betty" Adam Stevens, 91, formerly of Camptown, Pa., died Nov. 16, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor.
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Betty was born in Philadelphia on July 27, 1922, daughter of the late Robert M. Adam and Margaret Bruner Oliver Schulze.
Betty graduated from West Chester High School, West Chester, Pa. While visiting Wyalusing with her family, Betty met her future husband, Bob, at the Middendorf Hotel, where he was working as a bartender for his father. They were married on Feb. 11, 1950. Betty and Bob purchased the former Town Tavern bar and restaurant in Wyalusing, and renamed it Betty & Bob's Restaurant. Betty made up to ten pies a day for the restaurant using her famous oil crust, with banana cream being the most popular. They sold the business in 1967. After the sale of the restaurant, she went to work for the Wyalusing High School for a short time followed by 19 years at Tuscarora Insurance Company, where she retired as the claims manager. She was devoted to her family and she and Bob hosted many family gatherings at their home in Camptown. She also enjoyed bowling, quilting, gardening and was an avid card player. She was active in the Camptown Civic Club, bridge club and the Camptown Presbyterian Church, where she served as clerk of session for many years.
She is survived by son, Robert L. Stevens and his wife Joan of Towanda, Pa.; daughter, Jill Fecker and her husband George of Sunbury, Pa.; daughter, Abbie E. Stevens and her fiancée Lee Hulsizer of Stowell, Pa.; son, Richard J. Stevens and his wife Anne of Leesburg, Va.; grandsons, CPT Robert B. Stevens and his wife Bridget of Sewickley, Pa., CPT Daniel L. Stevens and his wife Brenda of Virginia Beach, Va., CPT Kyle A. Stevens and his wife Erica of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Dr. Jesse A. Fecker, Esq. of Montclair, N.J., Nathan Adams and his wife Terrah of Laflin, Pa., R. Tyler Stevens, Zachary A. Stevens and Mitchell A. Stevens of Leesburg, Va.; granddaughters, Kristy E. Fecker of Canton, Pa., Maria Alvarez and her husband Mario of Stowell, Pa.; three great grandchildren, Sophia, Jonathan and Parker; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Stevens; stepfather, Louis A. Schulze; sisters, Margaret V. McKenna and Jane A. Cotter; brothers, Robert M. Adam Jr., Jack B. Adam and Richard J. Adam; and nieces, Patsy McKenna and Cheri Cotter Simon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Camptown Presbyterian Church with David A. Dewing, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery.
Friends may call fro 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the Camptown Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Camptown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 103, Camptown, PA 18815.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Review from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2013