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Betty Layson


Betty J. Layson, 88, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, at Messiah Lifeways, Mechanicsburg.


 Born on June 5, 1925 in Royalton, she was the daughter of the late Harry William and Anna Elizabeth Sipe Brickman.


 She was a 1941 graduate of the former Royalton High School and a 1943 graduate of Middletown High School; she retired as a manager at Bell Telephone and was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers; was also a member of Camp Hill Church of God, and was well known for her beautiful singing voice which she used to praise God; and she was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed both crocheting and knitting. 


 She was preceded in death by a brother Harry “Bud” Brickman, and a sister Wanda Wilson.


 She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edgar “Ed” J. Layson of Mechanicsburg; two nephews Mike Wilson of Texas, and John William “Bill” Brickman of Middletown; and two nieces Claire Westberg and her husband Richard of Arizona, and Kay Ann Baxter of Hershey. 


 Funeral services were held on Monday at Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill, with Pastors Bob Malick and Richard Shover officiating.  


 Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.


 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Camp Hill Church of God, 123 N. 21st St., Camp Hill, PA 17011.  


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