Betty Shallcross
1946 - 2020
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Betty Shallcross

Middletown - Betty Jean Shallcross (née Johnson), 74, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Betty was born on January 8, 1946 in Elkton, MD to Oliver and Virginia Johnson. She was a graduate of Elkton High School, where she was a majorette and received a scholarship to Goldey-Beacom College. After college graduation, she travelled throughout Europe before returning home and going to work at DuPont until 1976. On November 6, 1971, she married Thomas Shallcross and together they made their home in Middletown while raising two sons, Christopher and Michael.

After the passing of her father in 1975, Betty was inspired to join the American Cancer Society where she served as a volunteer, event organizer, and fundraiser throughout the 1980's. In 1991, she earned her real estate license and remained an active agent until her retirement in July 2020. Her 30 years of experience not only gave her an immense knowledge of real estate but also the history of Middletown and its residents. She enjoyed playing the piano, driving her 1972 Chevelle SS, socializing with friends and members of the Delaware Street Rods. Being surrounded by family brought her the most joy, especially spending time with her three granddaughters.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, Oliver and Virginia and her sister-in-law, Carolyn. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, two sons, Christopher (Karen) and Michael (Chelsey), granddaughters Henley, Sloane, and Emilia, brother Thomas (Lynn), brother-in-law Fred, brother-in-law Richard (Lynn) and nieces Nicole and Brooke, nephew Todd (Jan) and great-niece Alexis, as well as extended family and many close friends.

A private service is being held for family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to the American Cancer Society.

For online condolences please visit Daniels-Hutchison.com




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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 2 to Nov. 8, 2020.
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November 9, 2020
My husband and I were sad to hear the news of Betty passing. She was a truly elegant lady. Betty shared many amazing stories with us. She made the process of finding our property enjoyable. Betty had great passion for life. She has her wings now. God Bless you Betty.
Melinda Watson
Acquaintance
November 9, 2020
to family of tom and family of shallcross im so sorry for your loss
David Shevock jr
Friend
November 8, 2020
Oh my, we are so sorry to hear that Betty passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betty was a bright light in any room she walked into. My dad, Gordon Clark, thought the world of Betty. Peace.
Samuel Feldman
Friend
November 6, 2020
Betty was such a very special lady. Always smiling and laughing.
I have some very special memories of traveling together to rod runs.
Especially to Pigeon Forge, our hunt for craft and antique stores while you guys went to the rod run. I remember well when you guys got kicked out of the go-cart track, and Betty and all of us women laughed for days about it.
Betty was indeed a special lady. I am so honored to have called her a friend. She was a great Real Estate Representative, a Loving wife, to you, Tommy, and a loving and giving Mother to both Chris and Michael. She had told me she was thrilled beyond words that she was grandmother to her beautiful granddaughters. Her love for them was unmeasurable. She will be sorely missed.
Hold your memories close to your heart. That will help get you and the boys through this.
With Deepest Sympathy, Janis Williams
Janis Williams
Friend
November 6, 2020
Our deepest Sympathies to Tommy and Family. You are in our prayers.
George and Betty Piser
Friend
November 4, 2020
Tommy and family- Betty was a one of a kind wonderfully beautiful soul and she will be missed deeply. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Lee Ann & Gene Shinaberry
Friend
November 2, 2020
Tommy, Chris and Michael please know you have my deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. I was so very sorry to here of Betty's passing. I hope your memories of her will bring you some comfort. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!
Tracy Gell
Acquaintance
November 2, 2020
Mike & Family. I was shocked to hear of your mom’s passing. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. May the Lord comfort you as you journey through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Michele Schlink
Friend
November 2, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Tom, Christopher, Michael & Families. We all loved Betty. She was a beautiful lady. Prayers & Peace.
Ernest Little
Family
November 2, 2020
With Deepest Sympathy to Tommy and Family with Betty's Passing...Peace and God's Blessings ..
Paul and Lois Loder
Family
November 1, 2020
You know more than anyone the depth of the love that connected you.
I hope those memories help ease your sorrow and bring you a little comfort.
So Sorry for Your Loss.
Ed Wynne
John Wynne
Friend
November 1, 2020
Tommy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing.
She was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed in our community.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you❤
Kenny and Nancy Branner
Kenny and Nancy Branner
Friend
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