Betsy Joan (Foreman) Ralston
Betsy Joan (Foreman) Ralston, 72 from the Village of Parsonville in rural Houtzdale, PA passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield, PA.
Mrs. Ralston was born on March 26, 1940 in Philipsburg, PA, the daughter of the late William and Hannah (McCreadie) Foreman. She was married on May, 26, 1956 at the Parsonville Assembly of God Church, Parsonville, RD Houtzdale to W. Gene Ralston who survives at home.
Mrs. Ralston was a member of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Osceola Mills, PA where she recently served as the church’s secretary. She was employed with IBM for 26 years until her retirement in 1994. While employed with IBM she was involved with a number of departments and operations in the Dayton, NJ, Manassas, VA, and Endicot, NY areas. Mrs Ralston attended the Philipsburg High School where she was a member of the band.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Timothy L. “Louie” Foreman.
Mrs. Ralston is survived by: two daughters, Cindy L. Williams and her husband Gary of Myrtle Beach, SC and Brenda A. Ratiner of Chambersburg, PA: a son Wilford “Willy” G. Ralston, Jr. of Chambersburg, PA; a brother William Foreman and his wife Sandra of Philipsburg, PA; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg, PA with Pastor Richard E. McCahan, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 South 2nd. Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.