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Betty Jean Chambers Hewitt, 90, of Waynesburg, Pa. and formerly of Graysville, Pa. died at 3:29 a.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016 in the Evergreen Assisted Living, Waynesburg, Pa. after being seriously ill for the past month.
She was born August 30, 1925 in Richhill Twp., (Nebo), Greene County, Pa. a daughter of the late August Ward and Bessie Ann Richey Chambers and had resided in Graysville from 1954 until moving to Waynesburg in June 2014.
Mrs. Hewitt was a former member of the Nebo United Methodist Church where she had served as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher, and was a member of the Unity Presbyterian Church in Graysville at the time of her death.
She was a 1943 graduate of the former Richhill Twp. High School in Wind Ridge, Pa.
Mrs. Hewitt was employed by the West Greene School District as a cafeteria worker for 34 years prior to retiring in 1994.
She was a former member of the Graysville V.F.D. Auxiliary, and attended the West Greene Area Senior Citizens as long as her health permitted.
Mrs. Hewitt loved cats, and named and raised beef cattle as pets for several years.
She enjoyed helping her friends and community neighbors, and also enjoyed baking wedding and birthday cakes for family and neighborhood.
On July 3, 1954 she married Fred Wilson Hewitt who died October 5, 2005.
Surviving are two sons, Lanny C., husband of Jo Ann Hewitt of Wind Ridge and Lynn E. Hewitt, of Indianapolis, IN.; five grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon and Eric Hewitt, Laura Scott and Sara Hewitt; four step-grandchildren, Rachael, Aimee, James and Joseph Gillispie; five great grandchildren, Everett, Emeline, Avielle and Nora Hewitt and Lindley Reed; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased in addition to her parents and husband are a son who died at birth; two brothers, Glenn E. and Richard Lloyd Chambers.
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rush Funeral Home, Inc. Rogersville, Pa where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 with Rev. James H. Jarvis officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Richhill Twp. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of Greene County, 183 Jefferson Rd., Waynesburg, Pa. 15370.
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