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Betsy Durborow


She was born in Lancaster and was the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Mary Huber Landis.

She was a retired secretary at Steelton-Highspire High School; was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, and was a member of AACA (Antique Auto Club of America), Hershey.

Aside from various retail and secretarial jobs throughout her life, Betsy loved working with kids; she was a school crossing guard for many years for Derry Township School District; was a teacher’s aide at KinderCare in Hershey; and in her later years she volunteered at Seven Sorrows B.V.M. School in Middletown.

She enjoyed knitting, polka dancing and word search puzzles. While it wasn’t her favorite she could whip up a mean dinner. Her favorite things were cats, coffee, cigarettes, and being “Fat and Sassy.” She will be missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl M. Durborow, who passed away on May 21, 2005.

She is survived by two sons Scott W. Durborow Sr. of Bradford, and Stephen M., husband of Lori Durborow of Harrisburg; daughter Mary Ann Durborow and companion Tracy Akerley of Hummelstown; brother C. David Landis of Lancaster; four granddaughters Stephanie Ann Fletcher, Nicole Marie Reese, Paula Bitner, and Jillian Leader; one grandson Scott Durborow Jr.; and two great-grandchildren Jack E. Fletcher and Brooklyn A. Reese.

A Tribute to her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 7 in the Chapel at Frey Village, 1020 N. Union St., Middletown, with the Rev. Arthur F. Sonnenberg officiating.

Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park Cemetery, Annville.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Thursday in the Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to Frey Village Nursing Ctr., 1020 N. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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