Betty R. (Brandon) Ward

June 24, 1922 ~ February 8, 2019 (age 96)

Betty R. Brandon Ward, 96, of 219 Park Ave. Oil City, PA. , died at 6:02 A.M. Friday Feb. 8, 2019 at Oakwood Heights after a period of declining health.

Born June 24, 1922 in Franklin, PA., she was the daughter of the late William S. Brandon & Susie Morrison Brandon.

Betty attended Rynd Farm and Oil City Schools.

She was married on Jan. 27, 1947 in St. Joseph Church Rectory to John J. Ward and he survives.

Betty had worked for several years at the Variety Store and was a homemaker for many years.

She was a member of the Oil City Wesleyan Methodist Church, where she had served for over 40 years as a secretary and treasurer for the Women's Missionary Society.

She enjoyed cooking and babysitting for friends and family.

Betty and John had visited all 50 states and the southern Caribbean.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children

John Ward & his wife Shirley of Oil City

Joyce Klapec & her husband James of Oil City

Janice Osten of Oil City

four grandchildren

John (Jay) J. Ward III

Julie Ward

Timothy Klapec & his wife Emily

and their children Maren, Colton and Eliza

Kristin Bean & her husband Josh

and their children Easton and Katelyn

and by many nieces and nephews

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son in law

Dale Osten

two brothers

William Brandon and Arnold Greenawalt

and by two sisters

Evelyn Ehrhart and Geraldine McCauley

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 7-9 P.M. Sunday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday in the funeral home with Rev. Charles Brewbaker, Presiding.

Interment will be in Shaw Farm Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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