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Betty Smith

January 1, 2014
The Herald-Star

SMITH, Betty Lee Bartz, Schwertfeger, 91, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away Dec. 30, 2013, in Wheeling Hospital.

She was born April 27, 1922, in Wheeling, WV, to the late William August and Lucy Jane Bowman Bartz.

She was retired from Eagle Manufacturing and was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church and also a member of the AARP.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her first husband, Vernon Charles Schwertfeger and her second husband, Edward "Joe" Smith, a son, Robert Schwertfeger; two brothers, Henry Earl Staggers and William A. Bartz Sr.; and four sisters, Harriet Marie Debnar, Gladys Arkoos and Zella Jean Sprowls, Katherine Louise West.

She is survived by her two sons, Vernon Ronald Schwertfeger and his wife, Beverly of Port St. Lucy, FL, and Norman Alan Schwertfeger and his wife, Jeannie of Wellsburg, WV; a brother, Martin James Bartz and his companion, Sarah Garner of Wellsburg, WV; and her lifelong friend, Ray Ellison; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg, WV, where services will be held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Carl Tribbet officiating. Interment will be held privately at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to her grandsons' missionary work in Zambia Africa checks payable to Jacob Schwertfeger 33 Monarch Drive Wellsburg, WV 26070.

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