Betty Jane Stevens

Betty Jane Stevens, 87, Graystone Court, Bellemead, formerly of Juniata, died unexpectedly Sunday at her home.

She was born in Dalton, Ga., daughter of the late Harry D. and Margaret (Dickey) Townsend. She married Marquis J. Stevens on June 28, 1949, in Altoona, and he preceded her in death in January 2001.

Surviving are two sons: Dennis (Paulette) of James Creek and Robert (Cindy) of Altoona; four grandchildren: Robert, Michael, Cameron and Trent; three great-grandchildren: Alexis, Allison and Mason; and a sister, Mary Sue Vogel of Lititz.

Betty retired as a machine operator at Veeder-Root Co., Altoona, after 32 years of service. She enjoyed playing pinochle with her friends and especially loved spending time with her family.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Bellwood, the Rev. Charles Curley officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (

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