Betty I McGonigal
Betty I. McGonigal, 94, of RD Tyrone and formerly of Philipsburg, died Monday, August 8, 2016, at Olivia Village, P.C.H., RD Tyrone, Pa.
Betty was born August 29, 1921, in (Point Lookout), Philipsburg, Pa., a daughter of the late William Sanderson and Isabel (Blake) Wilson.
Betty was a member of the First Church of Christ, RD Philipsburg. She was a 1939 graduate of the former Philipsburg High School.
Betty was married on May 8, 1940, in South Philipsburg, to Clyde W. McGonigal, who preceded her in death on June 4, 1997.
Betty had been employed as a sales associate with the former W. T. Grant Store, Philipsburg, for over 40 years until her retirement. She had also served on the former South Philipsburg Borough Board of Elections.
Betty was also an active volunteer during her life in Philipsburg. She had served as a volunteer with a number of organizations including: the Philipsburg Towers, RSVP of Centre County and she served as a cafeteria aide for twenty years in the former Philipsburg State General Hospital.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five sisters: Doris Salzman, Wilmina Ropchock, Evelyn Sharpless, Eleanor DeSanctis and Alice Joan Blazosky; and two brothers, James Edward Wilson and Roy D. Wilson.
Betty is survived by one sister, Jean W. Zaccardo, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg, with Pastor Ryan D. Parish, Officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to the First Church of Christ, 1437 Tyrone Pike, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories at www.beezerheathfh.com.