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Betty Louise Bender

April 4, 1962 — October 27, 2023



Betty Louise Bender, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, entered eternal rest on Friday, October 27, 2023, while at home following a period of declining health. She was 61.

Betty was born April 4, 1962, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Elmer Jennings Starkey, Sr., and Bernice (Vancour) Starkey.

She had worked as a housekeeper, cleaning various businesses in the valley before retiring.

She was a member of the American Legion and VFW, both in Farrell. In her spare time, Betty enjoyed socializing and being with her family. She will truly be missed.

Survivors include: her husband, Charles Bender; her daughter, Amy Thompson & her husband Shawn; son, James Fast & his wife Kendra, all of Sharon; 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rose Starkey, of Sharon, Elmer Jennings Starkey, Jr., of Hermitage, Mary Mitrovich & her husband Bruce, of Masury, Ohio, Cindy Iliff & her husband Richard, of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, and John Starkey, of Masury; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Clara Dorogy, Laura Starkey, and Jim Starkey.

A memorial gathering will be held in her honor on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 1-3 PM, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at    

Coordination of this tribute for Betty was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

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