Betty Jane Michael, 84, of Chambersburg, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital.
She was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Myersville, Md., the daughter of the late Irving and Nellie (Blickenstaff) Rice.
She was a graduate of Middletown High School and attended nursing school in Baltimore, Md. A devoted mother, who loved her family and family gatherings above all else, Betty also enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, gardening and horseback riding. She was employed for a time at Bon-Ton in Chambersburg.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Michael.
She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Michael and Teresa McCoy, wife of John, both of Chambersburg; a son, Richard "Mike" Michael of Lexington, Va.; two grandchildren, Heather and Beth McCoy, both of Chambersburg; and five great-grandchildren, Malcom McCoy, Keirin McCoy, Arman Edwards, Lauren McCoy and Annabelle McCoy Hartzok, all of Chambersburg.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by W.F. Sellers Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, 417 Phoenix Drive, Suite A, Chambersburg, PA 17201; Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.sellersfuneralhome.com.