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BETTS, Joseph L. Born Oct. 26, 1922, in Apollo, Pa. Passed away Sept. 7, 2011, at A.V. Hospital after a long illness. Joe was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his loving wife 32 years Jean, son Joseph L. Jr., (Janice) of Middleberg, Fla., daughter Judy of Menifee, Calif., step-daughter Doris Millron of New Castle, Pa., step-sons Jim Bailey of Rhode Island and Dennis Bailey of Lancaster, Calif., 8 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Robert Betts of Apollo, Pa., He retired from the Air Force in 1966 and worked for North America and Lockheed. Joe married Etta Beale of New Kensington, Pa., in 1952, and had two children. Etta passed away of cancer in 1961. He met and married Jean Ransom (Bailey) in the summer of 1978, in Lancaster. Joe was the love of my life and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Service will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at New Hope Community Church, 405 E. Ave J, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Heart Association. Burial will be in Apollo, Pa., at a later date.

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