Betty J. Musselman

Betty J. Musselman, 89, Butler Hollow, passed peacefully Tuesday afternoon at her home.

She was born in Butler Hollow, daughter of Curtin C. and Catharine “Katie” (Earnest) Butler. She married John J. “Jake” Musselman on March 28, 1946, in Hollidaysburg, and he died Jan. 24, 2003, having shared 56 years of marriage.

Surviving are two daughters: Janet Harker and husband, Jim, of Duncansville and Susan Harclerode of Fort Myers, Fla.; a son, Frank and wife, Vicky Bicka, of East Freedom; nine grandchildren: Jamie, Jim, Janis, Tim, Tommy, Denny, Mike, Kristy and Jonathan; 11 great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Chelsea, Dalton, Victoria, Garett, Michael, Whitney, Colton, Rachel, Brandon and Hayden; a sister, Helen Cox of York; and a foster sister, Phyllis Kauffman of Altoona, and foster brother, Howard Williams of Claysburg, and their families.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas, on Oct. 16, 2007; three brothers: Melvin, Harry Leo and Charles; two sisters: Madaline Teeter and Pearl Beach; and a foster brother, Bill Shields.

Betty attended school in East Freedom. She worked for Sylvania during WWII making war materials and later worked at the Puritan Knitting Mill. She was of a nondenominational faith and was a board member of the Leamersville Cemetery Association. She enjoyed her family, friends and home, reading her Bible and worshipping the Truth.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Interment will be in Leamersville Riverview Cemetery.