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Betty R. Giesey

April 19, 1924 July 29, 2019
Betty R. Giesey
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Obituary for Betty R. Giesey

Elizabeth R. "Betty" Giesey, 95, of Ligonier, died peacefully Monday, July 29, 2019 at her home.

She was born April 19, 1924 in Fairfield Twp., a daughter of the late Wade W. and Sarah Fletcher Harkcom, Sr.

Betty had been a long-time member of the former St. Ann's Church in Wilpen and is now a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She enjoyed time with family and friends, bingo, and puzzle books.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Petrucci who was killed in World War II in 1945 and her second husband, James "Ed" Giesey, Sr. in 1995; four sisters: Marie Anderson, Louise Humanic, Phyllis Concus, and Shirley Banner, and four brothers: Edward S. Eugene, David D. and Wade W. Harkcom, Jr.

Betty is survived by two children: Debbie Giesey of Alexandria, VA and Jimmy E. Giesey, Jr of Ligonier, a sister, Sandra J. Hoffman of Newark, DE, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Betty's family and friends will gather together Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc., 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Carbone as Celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery, Wilpen.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Betty's memory to the Valley Youth Network, P.O. Box 303, Ligonier, PA 15658.

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