Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Obituary of Bettie Shawley, 92

Name of Deceased Bettie Shawley
Age 92
Date of Death 07/29/2013
Date of Birth 06/27/1921
Funeral Home Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services

Bettie S. Shawley, 92, of State College, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013; at her home in State College, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born June 27, 1921 in Potter Township, a daughter of Albert S. Allen and Lydia Smith Allen.

Bettie was married to Harrison E. Shawley, who predeceased her on December 12, 1980.

For decades, Bettie and Harrison owned and managed the Eutaw House Restaurant and Inn in Potters Mills, and the Boalsburg Steak House in Boalsburg.

In the 1940’s and 1950’s, Bettie and Harrison prepared and donated hot lunches for the Potters Mills Elementary/Middle School Students as a service to the community.

As a hobby in later years, Bettie and her beloved husband bred and trained trotters at their Colyer Downs Farm in Colyer for competitive harness racing.

Most recently Bettie enjoyed visiting with family and friends, eating at local restaurants, taking long car rides through the Centre County countryside, and spending sunny afternoons sitting on her Sheller’s Bend porch.

Mrs. Shawley is survived by a daughter, Bonnie L. Reish Wolfe of Millington, NJ, and a son, Barry L. Reish and his wife Jerelene of Millheim, PA; Granchildren, Megan L. Wolfe of Ithaca, NY, Julie L. Snyder and husband Keith of Tewksbury, NJ, and Gregory A. Reish of Coburn, PA; Great-Grandchildren, Logan M. and Mason A. Snyder of NJ, and Harrison A. Reish of Coburn.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bettie was predeceased by her six siblings: Ellen A. Irvin, Robert S. Allen, Russell Allen, Wilma Hackett, Mollie Teaman, and Anna Brown. Also, Pamela Reish, wife of grandson, Gregory Reish predeceased Bettie.

Friends will be received from 10 – 11 a.m. August 24, 2012 at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, 1034 Benner Pike, State College. A celebration of life service will follow immediately at 11:00 a. m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Audra Krise officiating.

A private committal service and burial was held at the Sprucetown United Methodist Church Cemetery in Potters Mills.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centre Hall/Potter Township Food and Fuel Bank, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Centre Hall, PA 16828; or Centre Home Care and Hospice, 2437 Commercial Blvd., State College, PA 16801

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