Betty Watson

Betty Jane Watson (Wagner)

Friday, March 12th, 1937 - Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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Betty Jane Watson, 83, of Orrstown, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Friday, March 12, 1937 in Shippensburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Orpha A. Russell Wagner.

She attended the Cherry Grove School and was a 1955 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School. Betty was a member of the Messiah United Methodist Church where she was a member of their Disciple Sunday School Class and assistant secretary.

Alongside her husband she was co-owner/operator of the family dairy farm. Betty enjoyed sewing, needle point, crafts, gardening and watching the cattle and the turkeys. She loved and cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by four sons, George H. (Norine) Watson, Jr., Hockessin, DE; Glenn D. (Deborah) Watson, Chambersburg, Roger A. (Lois) Watson, Shippensburg and Mark J. Watson, Orrstown; six grandchildren, Melissa R. (Steve M. Friedemann) Watson, Hockessin, DE, Steven H. (Julie Vehorn) Watson, Seattle, WA, Christina L. (Dustin) Martin, Chambersburg, Trista R. (Terry) Hurst, Vossburg, MS, Derrick A. Watson, Shippensburg, and Stephanie N. (Justin) Hoover, Shippensburg; 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Watson, Sr. who passed away April 21, 2008; one brother, Clyde R. Wagner, and three sisters, Annabelle R. Crider, Beryl A. VanScyoc and Katherine M. Seibert.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc., with the Rev. Bob Vizthum and the Rev. Dr. Francis H. Norton officiating. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery. A viewing will held one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah United Methodist church, 30 South Penn Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 3:00pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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    Rev. Bob Vizthum
    Rev. Dr. Francis H. Norton
  • Interment

    Myers Cemetery
    ORRSTOWN, PA 17244
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Larry Rosenberry Jr

Posted at 09:29pm
Mrs Watson
I never knew you very well but I always heard Great things about you. I grew up with your son Roger and I know he turned out to be a terrific good man. May you rest in peace cause farm life wasn't easy on us.
Rest in peace and the God has received another great angel this past week.
My condolences and sympathy to Roger and the rest of the family.
Prayers for all

John Ile

Posted at 02:50pm
You have my deepest sympathy. I know that Betty was a dear friend of my wife, Anna Mae Peiper Ile. They went to elementary school together, Anna Mae has been gone since 2009. God bless you in the days to come.
John A. Ile

Lee Jones

Posted at 09:09pm
So sorry to here of your mother. She was a very sweet and caring woman. Dad, LeRoy Jones Sr, always thought highly of her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Lee Jones

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