Betty Huntington, 76

 

Betty Huntington, 76, passed away on October 30, 2007 at her home in Whitehall.

 

Born in Whitehall on February 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marion (Benjamin) Bates.

She graduated from Whitehall High School in 1948 and married Jim Huntington on February 14, 1959.

Betty was a lifelong resident of Whitehall.  She and Jim owned and operated a Sears Catalog Store in Whitehall for many years.  She then worked as a branch manager of Off Track Betting in Whitehall, retiring in 2003.

In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Hospital Guild and the Red Hats.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Jim, her brother, Charles Bates and her granddaughter, Deidra Chappell.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Huntington and his wife, Toni, of Granville, Mike Huntington and his wife, Theressa, of Glens Falls, four daughters, Marjorie and her husband, John Bellingham, of Emu Plains, Australia, Cheryl and her husband, Doug Socha, of Granville, Kym O’Neil and her fiancé, Bruce Maclean, of Whitehall, and Lara and her husband, Gregg Chappell, of Whitehall; her grandchildren, Sarah, Morgan, James and Jordan Huntington, Brett, Scott and Keith Bellingham, Tyler and Mickey Huntington, Jason Little and Lindsey Socha, Darren, Nathan, Evan and Meghan O’Neil, Donovan, Faith and Hope Chappell..

A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, November 3. at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc. 46 Williams Street, Whitehall. Family and friends called at funeral home on Saturday before the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Betty’s name to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105.

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