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 Bette L. <I>Smith</I> Gharing

Bette L. Smith Gharing

Reno, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Oct 2017 (aged 93)
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 184668646 · View Source
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From The Derrick, Oct 27 2017:
Bette L. Gharing, 93, of Oil City, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Oakwood Heights.

Born Jan. 3, 1924, in Reno, she was the daughter of the late Guy Robert and Ivy Ella Rogers Smith.

Bette was a Rocky Grove High School graduate.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Oil City.

On March 25, 1968, she was married to William P. Gharing, who preceded her in death.

Bette was known for her love of puzzles, her crocheting, playing her organ, crossword puzzles, and reading.

Surviving are three sons, William Henderson and his wife, Patty, of Tionesta, Wade Gharing and his wife, Harriott, of Latrobe, and William Gharing and his wife, Emma, of Latrobe; eight grandchildren, Shauna, Lisa, Bill, Crissy, Connie, Cathy, Jimmy, and Brian; and nine great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, Frank Smith of Florida.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bette was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Raymond, James, and Herbert Smith.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Morrison Funeral Home

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. Bryon K. Myers officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Doris Hartman
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184668646
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bette L. Smith Gharing (3 Jan 1924–26 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184668646, citing Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Doris Hartman (contributor 46978937) .