Betty L. Gair, 88, formerly of 2160 Sheridan Street in Loyalsock, went to be with her Lord at Rose View Center on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, after a brief illness. She was born March 22, 1924, and was the only child of Ralph C. and Ethel M. (Gramley) Seybert.
She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She had been employed by Lycoming Motors (Textron Lycoming), as well Brodart, Sears, and retired from the Williamsport Area School District Tax Office in 1986. She was well known for selling Dutchmaid Family Clothing on a home party basis in her earlier years.
She was married to Vance R. Gair on April 3, 1946, at St. Paul Evangelical Church, which is now St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, by Rev. H. Leroy Breininger, and they were both 60-year members and sang in the choir. They celebrated 59 years of marriage until his death on Feb. 19, 2006. Betty was director of the children's and youth choirs at the church in earlier years.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Gail E. Gair of Philadelphia and Debra (James) Walls of Loyalsock; and a step-grandson, Michael A. Walls of Muncy. She was also predeceased by her parents, and stepfather, Andrew Reese.
Betty loved knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, word puzzles, reading and traveling. She was a fun-loving, family-oriented woman of God, who raised her family to revere and love God, just as she did. She was continually knitting afghans, prayer shawls, baby sweaters, etc., and then giving them away to friends or people in need. She was always trying to find creative ways to help people in a crisis situation, and meet their needs. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star No. 480, which later merged with Chapter No. 321, and served as organist for 36 years; Amaranth No. 360, Montoursville Senior Citizens, Clio Club and the former AARP No. 345, and served as treasurer. She was loved by many friends, who also referred to her as "their mother."
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Sanders Mortuary with the Rev. Robin Baer and Rev. John Rauhut officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park.
The family will provide the flowers, and suggest that donations be made in her honor to St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.