Betty Jane Strong, 86

Betty Jane Strong, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born July 6, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Boyd Guy and Velma Jane (Crisco) Hicks.

Aug. 21, 1948, she married her husband, Paul M. Strong, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 64 years.

Mrs. Strong was a very proud homemaker who took pride in keeping her home.

She was the last surviving member of her family.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a daughter, Patti J. Fallara and husband Mike of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Jessica M. Fallara and Jason P. Fallara, both of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark N. Hicks and Jack B. Hicks; and a sister, Diana M. Katchmarchi.

There will be no public viewing. Arrangements are private for family and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Memorial contribution's may be made in Mrs. Strong's name to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.

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