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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Betty D. Lyon, 92, of Sweden Valley, PA

Betty D. Lyon, 92, of Sweden Valley, PA passed in her sleep to be with her Lord on Monday, January 11, 2010 at her home on Ice Mine Road.

Born on August 11, 1917 in Myrtle, PA she was the daughter of John and Lila Palmer Danforth. On September 17, 1939 in Galeton, PA she married M. Stanley Lyon who died on June 23, 1986.

Mrs. Lyon was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. She was formerly employed with the Brownhill and Kramer Hosiery Mill in Coudersport. She later worked for many years in the cafeteria at the Coudersport High School. Mrs. Lyon was a member of the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher, organist, pianist, and choir director. She served on the Sweden Township election board, was a past member and treasurer of the Coudersport School Board, and she had volunteered at Sweden Valley Manor.

Surviving are three sons, Theodore S. Lyon of New Holland, PA, Thomas C. (Elise) Lyon of Phoenix, AZ, and Terrance R. (Cathy) Lyon of Tyler, TX, two daughters, Teresa Pine of Yardlay, PA and Toni (Douglas) Maclay of Stroudsburg, PA, thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, one brother, Harold (Pat) Danforth of Shinglehouse, PA, one sister, Gloria Kellogg of Shinglehouse, PA, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, Byron Danforth, and two sisters, Grace Kellogg and Alene Perry.

Friends may call from 6-8pm Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport, PA and on Saturday, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm at the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 2:00pm Saturday at the church with her pastor, Reverend Thomas Shatto officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church. We love you Mom.


Wendy Hann said...

Rest in Peace Aunt Betty, You will always be in my heart!!!!!
I Love You

DannyB said...

Betty and Stan were wonderful people. I rememeber playing baseball in their yard in Sweden Valley when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

love goes out to the lyons famiy and you will be in my prayers love you all shari hemphill and family