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Betty L. Colyer, 80, of McAlisterville, passed away at 10:10 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at her residence.
Born a coal miner’s daughter on January 5, 1940 in Claghorn, Indiana Co., she is a daughter of the late Boyd and Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Huffman.
On June 28, 1959, she married her surviving husband, Cloyd R. Colyer, with whom she was blessed to share over 61 years of marriage.
Surviving her are: her children, Sue A. Wagner and her husband Jeffrey, Richard E. Colyer and his companion Brenda Wolfley, and Connie L. Sheaffer all of McAlisterville; foster daughter, Joan Wagner and her husband Jerry of McClure; three sisters in law, Delores Jones of California, Janet Huffman of Homer City, and Rhonda Huffman of Rock Hill, SC; seven grandchildren, Emily Brubaker and her husband Matthew, Elizabeth Foreman and her husband Todd, Jedidiah “Jed” Wagner and his wife Ashley, Tiffany Summers and her husband Brody, Megan Colyer, Cerissa “Cis” Herman and her husband Jonnie, and Lacey Dupert and her husband Rickey; and eleven great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian “Lily” Kline and Ruth Mock; and three brothers, Joseph “Bud” Jones, Boyd E. Huffman Jr., and Kenneth “Kenny” Huffman making her the last of her generation.
In earlier life, Mrs. Colyer was a member of the Church of the Open Door in Evendale and was currently attending the Oakland Mills Evangelical Methodist Church.
Along with her husband, she had co-founded and sang with the Gospel Group, “The Country Gospelaires,” and had a radio show program on 92.5 WJUN and Wheels 106.1 for over 21 years. She also had volunteered, along with her husband, at the Selinsgrove State Center and the Juniata County Prison where they shared their musical ministry. As a means of fellowship, she had co-hosted the annual public pig roast with her family for over 38 years.
Betty enjoyed all flowers, word searches, and spending time with people, especially her family. She will long be remembered for her love of people and her ability to create conversation with anyone she met.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday,. October 19, 2020 from the Oakland Mills Evangelical Church, 148 Leonard Road, Oakland Mills with Pastor Nathanael Mowery. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.
A Viewing will take place from 4-6 PM on Sunday, October 18. 2020 at the Oakland Mills Evangelical Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Colyer’s memory may be made to Stoney Run Mission, c/o- Little Sparrows Ministries, Inc., 2825 Evendale Hill Road, McAlisterville, PA 17049.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.