Betty Louise Wayne Letson Withnell

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Betty Louise Wayne Letson Withnell passed away at age 95 on Oct. 15, 2018 at Oakbrook Health & Rehab Center LaBelle. Born in Beaver County, Pa. on Aug. 11, 1923 to Andrew Leon Wayne and Ada M. Hillier Wayne. She was preceeded in death by husbands, Arthur Letson and E. Donald Withnell. She is survived by nieces: Nancy Scully Lorenzen, Judy Kelley Black, Patricia Kelley Butler, Valerie Kelley-Hall, and Mary Kelley Kitchens.
Betty worked in Pennsylvania as an airplane propeller welder at the beginning of WWII then moved to Ft. Lauderdale to live with her sister Helen Scully where she worked as a civilian driver of military buses. Post-war she worked as an upholsterer. During the 1960's she owned and managed a western tack store located at Sunrise Blvd. & NE 9th Ave. Ft. Lauderdale. During the 1970's she and Don Withnell raced their thoroughbred horse in the East Coast Racing Circuit from Ohio to Florida. In the 1990's she ran an orange juice evaporator at the Berry juice Plant in LaBelle.
Betty donated her remains to the University of Miami (FL) School of Medicine. At her request no services are planned.
Arrangements are being handled by the Akin-Davis Funeral Home- LaBelle Chapel.

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Published in NewsZapFL on Oct. 25, 2018