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Birthday

Elizabeth May Hershey

Elizabeth May “Betty” Hershey of Bellemeade will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 11.

She was born on May 11, 1917, to Nora and Ralph G. Mont-gomery of Altoona. She married Victor Ray Hershey on May 13, 1939, at First Methodist Church of Juniata. He is deceased.

She and Vic had one daughter, Judith Ann Hershey, with whom she resides.

Mrs. Hershey was very active in the activities of the Gethsemane and Juniata United Methodist Church. She served as president of her adult Sunday School class, taught that class for more than 50 years, and held many positions on various committees throughout the years.

She was also the head of the church kitchen for many years and prepared many meals for the public and various groups within the church.

She loved cooking, baking, gardening and caring for her home.

She was also an avid reader.

An open house is being held with her many friends and family members.

Senior birthday announcements are published free of charge on the Community page for area residents celebrating their 85th birthday and above. Email a photo and information to community

@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, at 946-7459.

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