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Betty L. Gales


1936 - 2019
Betty L. Gales Obituary
Betty L. Schurg Gales, 83, of Indian Head, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in the Life's Promise Personal Care Home, Ligonier, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born July 15, 1936, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Elmer and Ina V. Wolford Schurg. Betty was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1955. On Aug. 22, 1959, Betty married the love of her life, Max Gales and settled in Indian Head. Max and Betty acquired the Country Pie Shoppes in Donegal and Mt. Pleasant, which they owned and operated for over 35 years along with their sons, Jeff and Jerry. Betty was a Charter Member of the Saltlick Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Indian Head Church of God. Betty will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving husband of 60 years Max Gales; her children, Sherry Witt and husband, Kerry, of Indian Head, Jeff Gales, of Mt. Pleasant, and Jerry Gales and wife, Bonnie, of Indian Head; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Monticue and husband, Alex, of Ligonier, Addie Witt, of Newark, N.J., Zachary Witt and fiancee, MacKenzie, Cameron Goodwin, Tiffany Gales and boyfriend, Jarred, and Jerry Gales, all of Indian Head, her sister, Dolores Knox, of Baldwin; and numerous nieces and nephews, who were a special part of her life. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her sisters, Laura B. Schurg, Mary White, Anna Mae Peck, Madge Laurella, Frances Richter, Elsie Johnson, and Jean Daugherty; and her brothers, Norman and Clyde Schurg. The family would like to thank the following for all of their wonderful care, Nedrow's Personal Care Home, Life's Promise Personal Care Home, and Excela Hospice. The family would also like to extend a special word of thanks to Becky, Jim, Tammy, Caren, and staff of Life's Promise Personal Care Home, and to Darla and Stefanie of Excela Hospice.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Douglas Nolt officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion.
To leave a message or send condolences, please visit our website at www.brooksfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty L. Schurg Gales, visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Dec. 2, 2019
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