Betty J. Spence

| March 28, 2019

Betty J. Spence, 89, of Hoffman Ave. Oil City, PA, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Born March 18, 1930, in Dubois, PA, she was the daughter of Rachel Marshall Floravit and was raised by her grandparents William & Grace Marshall.

Betty was a graduate of Oil City High School, class of 1948. A homemaker, Betty enjoyed reading and sewing, sitting on the porch and being with her grandchildren. She volunteered at St. Elizabeth’s Center and was very involved with St. Joseph Church.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was married on July 16, 1949, to Clifford S. McCauley and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1973. On Dec. 10, 1975, she married Samuel J. Spence and he preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2007.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Vincent of Oil City; one son, Kevin McCauley of Friant, CA; five stepdaughters, Joy Porter and her husband Dan of TX, Anna Loll and her husband Michael of Titusville, Sally Read of TX, Patty Cooper and her husband Paul of TX, and Roberta Spence of TX; one stepson, David Spence; a daughter-in-law, Debbie McCauley of Oil City; 21 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Roger Marshall and his wife Jean of Dubois.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Samuel, Michael, Daniel, and Stephen McCauley; stepdaughters, Rosemary and Paula Spence and Jaime Laster; one stepson, Stephen Spence; and two brothers, William Ball and Robert Marshall

Friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church with Fr. Ian McElrath, Presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund or to St. Elizabeth Center.

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The family would like to thank Tracy Beach, David McNatt, Tami Fulmer, Diane Miller, Brenda Gourley, and the VNA Hospice Staff for all of their care and concern for Betty during her illness.

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