Betsy L. Barner, a two year resident of St. John XXIII Home, formerly of Wakefield Drive, both Hermitage, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following an extended illness. She was 79.
Mrs. Barner was born November 10, 1939, in Sharon, a daughter of the late John Francis and Louise (Ague) McKee.
She was a lifelong area resident and a 1957 graduate of Hickory High School.
A homemaker, Betsy was a former member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas C. Barner, whom she married May 7, 1971; a daughter, Connie L. Benes and her husband, Steve, of Hermitage; two sons, Bradford W. Ser and his wife, Shannon, of Canton, Georgia and Mark D. Barner and his wife, Jennifer, of Hermitage; a stepson, Scott A. Barner and his wife, Lisa, of Southington, Connecticut; five sisters, Janice E. DeJulia and her husband, Matthew, of Hermitage, Gail A. Kennedy and her husband, Tedford, of Hermitage, Darlene M. Bonaquist and her husband, James, of Clinton Township, Michigan; Shelia M. Wareham and her husband, James, of Lynchburg, Virginia and Lisa M. DeBonis and her husband, Emil, of Brookfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Patton, Jordan (Emily) Benes, Billy, Austin and Jackson Ser and Olivia and Haley Barner; two stepgrandchildren, Katie and Alexandra Barner and three great-grandchildren, Linnea and Vaughn Patton and Graham Benes.
Besides her parents, Betsy was preceded in death by a brother, John McKee and her stepfather, Leonard Zimmer.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Calling hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday, November 17, 2018, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon.
Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17 in the funeral home following visitation.
Interment will be in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage.