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Obit: Betty Anna Neiswinter Watts

by jmaloni

*Taken from the Jan. 10 Island Dispatch

Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:55 pm

Betty Anna Neiswinter Watts, 88, a resident of the Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville, Pa., has entered into eternal rest, Jan. 5, 2014.

She was born in Locust Dale, Pa., Sept. 1, 1925. She was the daughter of Mary Maurer Neiswinter and William C. Neiswinter. There were no surviving siblings. She had three sisters and three brothers. Betty graduated from Cunningham Township High School in 1944. She married James H. Watts, who was serving in the Navy during World War II at the time.

Betty lived in Pennsylvania for many years, and moved to Grand Island in 1966, where she worked as a nurse's aide in Grand Island Manor Nursing Home. She then worked in the deli at Tops Market on the Island.

Returning home to Williamsport, Pa., to live close to her two daughters in 2002, she worked at the Dollar General Store in South Williamsport. She retired at 80 years old.

Betty loved watching the Yankees, and she collected Betty Boop memorabilia. She loved going out to breakfast, but most of all her ball games and just watching television. She spent a year at Bahr's Personal Care home in Hills Grove, Pa., where she made many friends, and was very happy. She moved to Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville, where she received the nursing care she required during her last two years. She will be sadly missed by her many friends at the home, and her family.

Surviving are six children, Sarah J. Watts Young (Paul Wesley), Williamsport; Mary Lou Watts Doebler, (Frank), Williamsport; James H. Watts Jr. (Lynn) Grand Island; twin sons, Larry F. and Gary W. Watts, Grand Island; and Kim Watts Minlionica, Virginia. There are 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

At Betty's request, there will be no public viewing, flowers or memorials. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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