Kenneth H. Betts

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On Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Leewood Health Care Center in Annandale, VA. Son of the late George Hanley and Alice Celia Betts of Warren, PA. Survived by his brother, Robert C. Betts of Olney, MD; nephews, Terry Betts, John Betts, David Betts and Jeffery Hitchings; nieces, Joanne Betts, Anne Burton, Anne McInerney, Kathleen McInerney, Molly McInerney Firey, Lynn Hitchings-Der, Diane Hitchings, and Mary Beth Hitchings. He was the husband of the late Ruby High Rieve and the late Stella Louise Anderson.

Kenneth joined the U.S. Army Air Corps from his hometown of Warren, PA, and served as a Navigator in the 562nd Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying out of England during World War II. On a host bombing mission to Berlin, he was shot down and parachuted into a farmer's field in Holland. Missing in action for four months, he was found to be in Stalag Luft, Germany.

Following the War, he obtained his Engineering Masters Degree and Law Degree and became a Patent Examiner working 31 years in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 30, 11 a.m. with inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium. Arrangements by DEMAINES FUNERAL HOME, Springfield, VA.

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2006
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