Betty J. Ernest

Date of Death: 3/20/2019

Betty J. Ernest

December 23, 1921 – March 20, 2019


Betty J. Ernest, 97, Altoona, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Betty was born in Columbus, OH, daughter of the late John E. and Daisy (Hanna) Weidley.  On November 22, 1945 she married Frank H. Ernest. He preceded her in death on September 17, 2005.

Surviving are two sons: William Ernest and Mark Ernest (Karen) of Altoona; four daughters: Mildred Pincher (Clifford) of Hollidaysburg, Madeline Blazevich, June Otto and Judy Ernest all of Altoona; a step-daughter, Janet Elway of KY; 27 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Glass; 5 grandchildren and 2 brothers.

Betty was a 1940 graduate of Altoona High School and graduated from Adele Allen Beauty School. 

She was member of First United Methodist Church.  Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and especially spending time with her family and her dog, Buster.

Betty was a Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout den mother and a volunteer at Mercy Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc.

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