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Betty A. Christy, 77, of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.


A daughter of the late Lon D. and Clara E. Troutman Ellenberger, she was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong County.


Mrs. Christy was a 1953 graduate of Shannock Valley High School.  Betty was a homemaker and a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Homer City, where she was active in numerous church functions.  She was also a member of the Kittanning Order of the Eastern Star #277.  Betty volunteered at the Red Cross and at Camp Lutherlyn with her husband for 24 years as grandparents.  She enjoyed baking, especially pies, traveling out West and spending time with her family.


She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Christy, Jr., of Indiana; a son, Jeffrey L. Christy and wife Kym, of Rural Valley; a son-in-law, Timothy George, of Indiana; a brother, Bobby C. Ellenberger, of Rural Valley; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie A. George; a brother, Mack Ellenberger; and an infant sister, Wilavene Ellenberger.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Robinson-Lytle, Inc., Indiana.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, Homer City, with Pastor Steve Bond officiating.  Interment will be in Pleasant Union Cemetery, Rural Valley.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 35 Ridge Avenue, Homer City, PA 15748.




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