Betty J. Andrews, of Cochranton, died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Meadville Medical Center. She was 91.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1925, in Franklin, the daughter of Samuel Gilbert and Anna Novak Hagerty.
Betty spent much of her childhood helping in the family's various stores, and caring for her younger siblings. Her first job away from home was at Westinghouse in Sharon, where she helped with the war efforts assembling torpedos. She married Roland D. Martin in 1941. She attended the Sharpsville Church of the Nazarene. After the death of her husband in 1962, she worked very hard raising her children, working at Thrift Drug Store and General Nutrition at the Shenango Valley Mall. While working at the U.S. Post Office in Meadville, she met William Andrews, whom she married in 1971. They were married 44 years until his death in 2015.
Betty is pre-deceased by her brothers Silas, Albert, Gilbert, and Wallace Hagerty, and sisters Louella Rutledge and Grace Bebech.
Her sister Ramona Jenney survives in Winter Haven, Fla.
Also surviving is her son, David Martin, of Sharpsville, and his children Jennifer, of Fredonia, Jonathan, of Maryland, and Donald, of Sharpsville. Also her daughter Patricia Andrews (Ron) of Meadville, and their children Corianne of San Diego, and son Zachary (Becky) of Indiana, Pa., and great grandson, Ian.
Also surviving are sons Marvin (Mary) of Indiana, Harold of Illinois, David (Susan) of Pleasantville, and Iris Geer (David) of Meadville, and all together 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Betty J. Hagerty Martin, 91, of Cochranton.
Visting hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (9-15-17) at RYAN M. WARREN FUNERAL HOME, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday (9-16-17) at Meadville Church of the Nazarene, 851 Washington St., Meadville.
Funeral service: noon Saturday at the church.
Published on September 14, 2017