Betty L. James, 92 of Sarver passed away on April 5, 2021 at Allegheny Valley Hospital.
Born June 24, 1928 in Follansbee, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Eugene Beck and Laura Geneva Young Beck.
She was a graduate of Winfield High School. Betty owned and operated her own beauty shop in Butler. She was a member of Cabot United Methodist Church, where she taught senior and adult Sunday School, assisted with Vacation Bible School, and was a member of the 60 plusers club. She was also a member of the Zion Senior Citizens Club, the Edgewood Women's Extension Club, and was a Brownie, Girl Scout and Cadet Leader. Betty loved to travel, garden, and make crafts including ceramics and needlepoint. She loved cooking and baking. She volunteered at Cabot United Methodist Church fish frys and community meals. Betty was an exceptional mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart.
Surviving are her children, Ronald Vincent (Robin) James of Freeport, Sharon James of Canonsburg, PA, Karen (Donald) James Marlowe of Sarver, Richard P. James of Sarver, Jeffrey A. James of Cabot, her grandchildren, Ronald C. James of CT, Scott Davis of CT, Jeremy S. (Sasha) James of Ford City, Tasha Leighanne Harkabusic of Leechburg, and Pierson Marlowe of Sarver, her great grandchildren, Nathan S. James of Ford City, Xavier Barnes of Ford City, Jewlius Barnes of Ford City, Logan J. Paden of Leechburg, Maylee Barnes of Ford City, and Colton R. Harkabusic of Leechburg, her sister, Jean Trego of Savanna, GA, and her brothers, Harvey (Midge) Beck of Finley, OH and Reuben (Mabel) Beck of FL.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Richard James and brothers, Jonathan Beck and Ray Beck.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. John Gerber officiating.
Interment will follow in Sarverville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cabot United Methodist Church Food Bank, 707 Winfield Road, Cabot, PA 16023.
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