Betty Louise Focht

Feb. 3, 1934 – Nov. 12, 2017

Betty Louise Focht, 83, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Wilmington, Del., died Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Water Street, daughter of the late Harvey N. and Ethel Margaret (Lingenfelter) Wingard. On July 21, 1951, she married George W. “Bill” Focht in Williams­burg. He preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2002.

Surviving are a daughter, Michelle L. Focht of Hollidaysburg; two sons: William B. (Bettina) of Kunkletown and James A. of Newark, Del.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Helsel (James) of Altoona; a brother, John “Jack” Wingard (Ethel) of Altoona; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friends: Edna and Boyd Potter of Wilmington, Del., and Kathryn Stoltz of Duncansville.

She was preceded in death by two daughters in 2010: Diane L. Focht and Joni Y. Graham.

She was a 1951 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. She retired in 1996 as a nurse’s aide at several nursing homes in Delaware and also worked at Lowe’s in Delaware for several years. She was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church and also the Richardson Park UMC in Wilmington, Del., for many years. She was a past member of the Jobel Court and the Hollidaysburg Eastern Star.

Betty enjoyed reading, crocheting and doing crossword and word-search puzzles.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home Inc., 1218 Fourth Ave., Duncansville, and from

10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 431 W. Second St., Williams­burg, Pastor Heather Wurst officiating. Committal will be at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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