Betty Jean Shultz Smith, 79, of Greenwood, DE passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Life Care at Loftland Park in Seaford, DE.
She was born on April 24, 1941 at home in Drums, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Hess) Shultz.
Betty graduated from Hazleton High School with the class of 1959. She and her first husband, William Schaffer, Jr., raised their family in Lattimer Mines. She worked for many years in sewing factories, at Fabrical, and for NEP Associates in Conyngham as an Insurance Claims Adjuster. In 1995, Betty married Gene Smith, of Greenwood, DE and together they made their home in Greenwood. Together, they went on several cruises including trips to Alaska, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. They also traveled overland to the Grand Canyon, New Orleans and Branson, MO, among other places.
In her free time, Betty enjoyed camping, trips to the beach, reading novels, working puzzles, cooking and baking. She and her sister, Carol, enjoyed an especially close relationship as sisters and maintained a deep friendship. Their families vacationed together many times over the years. Her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren. They especially enjoyed her famous homemade, deliciously rich and moist, chocolate cake. She attended Victory Baptist Church in Bridgeville, DE.
She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by a grandson, Christopher Villano in 2013, and a brother-in-law, Sylvester Giuliani in 2010.
Betty is survived by her husband of 25 years, Gene Smith; a daughter, Tammy (David) Villano, Wapwallopen; a son, William (Kim) Schaffer, III, Tunkhannock; three grandchildren, David (Lisa) Villano, Jr., William Schaffer, IV, and Siera Schaffer; a brother Charles (Marlene) Shultz, Ocean City, MD, a sister Carol Giuliani, Poughkeepsie, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Noon, from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East), 669 West Butler Drive, Drums. Friends may call Thursday morning from 11 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local chapter of the American Heart Association. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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