Farming Rural 04

Betty Lou (Harper) Jackson

March 24, 1926 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 95)


Betty Lou (Harper) Jackson, age 95, of New Salem, PA passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday evening, March 20th, 2022 surrounded by her beloved family.

She was born on March 24th, 1926 in Upper Middletown, PA

Daughter of the late David F. and Estella B. (McCay) Harper.

Betty was the last surviving founding member of the Family Business - Jackson Farms.  She volunteered in her later years at The Brownsville General Hospital.

She was a lifetime and very active member of The Pleasant View Presbyterian Church in Smock, PA, serving in many different capacities in the church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband:  William S. Jackson

granddaughter:  Molly L. Marks

two brothers:  David A. Harper and Duane K. Harper

Betty is survived by her four children:

Karen Walsh;  Linda Harvey and husband Kerry;  William K. Jackson and wife Jan;

Terry Marks and husband Ken.

Nine grandchildren:  Jason Harvey and wife Ellie; Derek Harvey; Joni Jackson; Jill Matiyasic and husband Mitch; Ryan Harvey; Jenna Piccolomini and husband Mike;  Kenny Marks and wife Sarah; Josh Harvey and wife Jen; Megan Vinson and husband Gordon.

23 great-grandchildren.

Sister-in-law:  Ann Harper

Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Thursday, March 24th from 2-8PM and on Friday, March 25th from 10:00AM until 11:00AM where a Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Laura Blank officiating.  Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and their staff and also Kathy Brahm, Terry McCarty, and Donna Petronie for helping to care for Betty during her final months.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Betty's name to:

Pleasant View Presbyterian Church 533 Royal Road Smock, PA 15480.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty Lou (Harper) Jackson, please visit our floral store.


March 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

March 25, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468

Funeral Service
March 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Dearth Funeral Home
35 South Mill St
New Salem, PA 15468


Pleasant View Presbyterian Church
533 Royal Road, Smock PA 15480
Tel: 1-724-677-2149

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