Betty F. (Helsley) Smith, 73, Duncansville, took a hayride to Heaven to meet Jesus on Sunday.
She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Elmer and Blanche (Dixon) Helsley. She married Dale C. Smith in 1962 in Winchester, Va.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years; four daughters: Pamela Ledden of Roaring Spring, Connie Lingenfelter of Altoona, Sharon Smith-Ellis of Newry and Gail Smith of Duncansville; two sons: Rodney of Duncansville and Dale Jr. of Clearfield; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Marie Frye of Roaring Spring.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and an infant brother.
Betty was a 1959 graduate of Morrison Cove High School and a homemaker. She was a member of the Puzzletown Road Bible Church. She enjoyed flower gardening, her little dog, Peanut, and spending time with her family.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Puzzletown Road Bible Church, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, Pastor Jon Gross officiating. Interment will be in Claysburg Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Puzzletown Road Bible Church Missionary Fund.
Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home, Inc., Hollidaysburg.