Betty S. Legg, R.N., 84, died Tuesday evening under the care of Celtic Health Care Hospice Unit at Geisinger Medical Center South in Wilkes Barre. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, William N. Legg, on June 4, 2001.
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Born in Taylor on Dec. 29, 1927, daughter of the late Frank and Rose Robinson Miller, Betty graduated from Old Forge High School, class of 1945, before earning her nursing degree from the former West Side Hospital's School of Nursing in 1948. She would go on to work for the hospital before taking on another full-time job, raising her family. An extremely loyal and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Old Forge, Betty served as a secretary to the Friendly Circle and the administrative board as well as organized numerous fundraisers, including the annual Welsh cookie sale.
She enjoyed baking and crocheting, crossword puzzles and watching "Jeopardy," and she loved visiting flea markets. A loving mother, sister and grandmother, she will forever be remembered and dearly missed by those who loved her.
She is survived by five children: daughters, Carol Fulmer and husband, Philip, Pittston; Karen Thompson and husband, Joseph, Duryea; and Christy Legg and fiancé, Gary Kringer, McAdoo; and sons, William Legg and wife, Gail, Pittston; and David Legg, Taylor; three sisters, Lois Dreisdadt and husband, Michael, Old Forge; Marie Sanko and husband, Anthony, Moosic; and Joan Martz and husband, Robert, Moosic; three grandchildren, William and wife, Jackie; Philip and Aaron; and a great-grandchild, Rhiannon.
Her family would like to express their appreciation to the PC Unit of Geisinger Wyoming Valley; the staff of Timber Ridge Nursing Home, where she had resided for two years; and Celtic Health Care.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Harrison Street, Old Forge, to be conducted by the Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman, pastor. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Betty's name to her church. Arrangements, Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Visit www.KearneyFuneral Home.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 22, 2012