Betty Duffner

Betty L. (McAfoos) Duffner, 89, formerly of Blairs-ville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

Betty was the daughter of Earl D. and Esther E. (Potts) McAfoos. She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Bolivar.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Hilary R. Duffner, on Oct. 15, 1987. They were married Nov. 20, 1948.

Betty enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed cooking/baking, crocheting, reading and doing word search books.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda A. (Duffner) Sracic and husband John M., of Maytown; a son, John R. “Dick” Duffner and wife Julie, of New Franklin, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters: Mary (McAfoos) Shenk, of Lititz; Eva (McAfoos) Lasher, of Kittanning, and Alicia (McAfoos) Lynn, of Blairs-ville; two brothers: David D. McAfoos and wife Darlene (Olechoveski) McAfoos, of Black Lick, and Earl “Pete” D. McAfoos Jr. and wife Patricia M. (Holub) McAfoos, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ira O. “Buzz” McAfoos, in 2011 and a sister, Patricia E. (McAfoos) Lee, in 1999.

The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Fr. Stephen R. Bugay officiating.

Interment will be in SS. Simon and Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.

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