Betty (Gower) O'Brien, age 90, of Uledi, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2020 in the Uniontown Hospital.
She was born on November 23, 1929 in Vanderbilt, PA.
Daughter of the late James M. and Elizabeth (Brown) Gower
Betty was employed as an executive secretary for I.N. Hagan at Hagan Ice Cream.
Later, she was employed as a secretary with Phil Detweiler Buick until her retirement.
She was a member of Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church, was very involved with Christian Endeavor and was a devoted Pastor's Wife by supporting her husband's ministry for over 55 years. Also, she was a Member of The Center in The Woods Senior Center in California, PA
Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband: Rev. Roland M. O'Brien who just passed away on June 1, 2020.
5 Brothers: Charles M. Gower, Thomas Gower, James Gower, Robert Gower, Donald (Wes) Gower
4 sisters: Iva Diamond, Alyce Grubbs, Jean Hrusovsky, and Donna Rae Morgan
Betty was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her two sons:
Roland J. O'Brien and wife Leonette - Hatboro, PA
Danny L. O'Brien and wife Laurie - Tampa, FL
1 granddaughter: Elizabeth O'Brien Council and husband Zachariah - New York City
Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Tuesday evening from 4-8PM. Additional Visitation will be held on Wednesday at The Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church 1214 Walnut Hill Road Smithfield, PA 15478 from 10:00AM until 11:00AM. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00AM with Pastor Lee McDermott officiating. Interment will follow in Jacobs-Lutheran Cemetery.
The Family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's name to Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church 1214 Walnut Hill Road Smithfield, PA 15478
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Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church
1214 Walnut Hill Road, Smithfield PA 14578