Betty Lorraine (Clopper) Callas, 84

April 06, 2010
  • Betty Lorraine (Clopper) Callas, 84

MARCH 5, 1926-APRIL 4, 2010

Betty Lorraine (Clopper) Callas, 84, of Hagerstown, died Sunday April 4, 2010, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

Born March 5, 1926, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Herman Lester and Hattie Catherine (Provard) Clopper. She was the wife of the late Gregory George Callas, who died Nov. 13, 1994.

Betty graduated from Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Pa. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, Md.

Betty is survived by one son, Michael Gregory Callas, and one daughter, Cathy Gregory Bushey and husband, Frank E. Bushey III, both of Hagerstown, Md.; loving and devoted granddaughter, Susan Ashley Lewis of Annapolis, Md.; two stepgrandchildren, Kimberly L. Bushey of Smithsburg, Md., and Stephen C. Bushey of Cavetown, Md.; and two step-greatgrandchildren, Christopher E. Bushey and Andrew C. Bushey.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Gregory Callas, who died March 11, 1960; eight brothers, Boyd Clopper, Walter Clopper, Clyde Clopper, Herman Clopper, Howard Clopper, Emmert Clopper, Edward Clopper and Max Clopper; and seven sisters, Faye Calimer, Hazel Clopper, Mary Ambrose, Lottie Campbell, Margaret Clopper, Eula Cline and Jane Reimold.


The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Stephanie P. Yancy will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.

The visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church/Betty Callas Memorial Fund, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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