Betty E. Springman

Betty E. Springman, 91, of Williamsport, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 26, 1927, in Elkland, she was a daughter of the late Leon E. and Edra F. (Allen) Tubbs Sr.

Betty was a seamstress at the former Arrow Shirt Co and retired from Weldons.

Surviving are her children, Catherine Patt, of Williamsport, Diane Plankenhorn (Charlie), of Williamsport, and Edward Rice, of Mifflinburg; two brothers, Wayne Tubbs (Sherri), of Elkland, and Eric F. Tubbs, of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Marie Cole, of Hummelstown; an adopted granddaughter, Lenora Gamble (David), of Linden; a foster daughter, Anita Hill (Roger), of Williamsport; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law, Trudy Rice; and son-in-law, John Merkey.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert E. Rice; her second husband, Clyde L. Springman; children, Albert E. Rice and Beverly Merkey; siblings, Richard and Leon Tubbs Jr., Wanita Felix, Lorraine White; a son-in-law, Joseph Patt; and grandson, Jeremy Patt.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no services.

The family would like to especially thank Betty’s caregivers, her granddaughter, Lana Patt, and her great-granddaughter, Felicia Evicci.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Gatehouse, C/O The Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Online condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com.