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Obituary of Betty Jean Fletcher, 69


Betty Jean Fletcher, 69, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at home in Beech Creek. Born January 03, 1949, in Washington DC, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Norma Cox. She married her love, Eric Fletcher on August 30,1969, and he survives.

Also, surviving are her two sons, Oakes (Sarah) Fletcher of State College, PA and Mitchell (Andrea) Fletcher of Salisbury, MD; grandchildren, Maddox, Camden, Stella, Cali, Reese Fletcher; one sister Nancy Schaffer of, MD; brother Michael (Linda) Cox, of Florida. Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Robert Cox.

Betty was a long-time resident of Beech Creek where she helped pioneer the land after relocating in the late 70’s from Washington, D.C.; She was an accomplished pianist whom while growing up had the opportunity to study under some of the best piano teachers in the D.C. area. She graduated from Oxon Hill High School, MD in 1967 and attended Towson University. She loved music and taught piano for 25 years locally; impacting many students lives. Betty was a lifelong organic gardener who loved tending her flowers and feeding her family homegrown, healthy food.

Betty stood strong on the foundation of Love and refused to let the worldly ways sway her. Over the years, her home was a refuge and safe haven to many friends in need. She was an example of how to treat others with kindness regardless of status, color, or prior circumstance until her final days. While her greatest joy came from spending time with her sons and their families; she leaves behind many people who will miss the joy and heart felt hugs she spread everywhere she went. Her spirit has been received and she now rests with our Almighty Creator.

A celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation at 1330 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.

Name of Deceased

Betty Jean Fletcher



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Wetzler Funeral Home

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