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Bette E. Meanor Wallwork, 92

August 26, 2013

Bette E. Wallwork, affectionately known as “Moggie”, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at home.

She was born June 28, 1921, in Adrian Township, Armstrong County, a
daughter of the late Amos and Ivy (Tarr) Croyle.

She was first married to John W. Meanor on July 31, 1937. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.

Her second marriage was to George Wallwork on June 5, 1982. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 2000.

She was a manager on the second floor at Montgomery Ward from 1966-1976 and also worked as a fiscal secretary at Jefferson Manor.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 74 years, Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Theatre Arts Guild, the Grandmothers’ Club and was a Deacon at the Church, a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout Leader, and a Brownie Leader.

Surviving relatives include four daughters, Joy Lynn Meanor of Sharon, Pa., Betsy J. Meanor of Sharon, Pa., Cheryl Meanor Steffy and husband Craig of Edwardsville, Ill., and Pamela Meanor Boyer and husband David of Punxsutawney; a son, John “Tim” Meanor and wife Carol of Cumming, Ga.; a brother, Richard Croyle and wife Evelyn; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by nine siblings, including Jenny Campbell of Punxsutawney; and a grandson, Philip Boyer.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney with her grandson, the Reverend Donald J. Brash officiating.

Interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Wallwork, to the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made online at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

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