Betty I. Smitley
Betty Irene Smitley, 93, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Feb.13, 2017, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Dec. 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Eugene and Mildred Shipley Dunaway. She had worked for J.C. Penney. She was a former Red Hatter and a member of the 500 Card Club. She is survived by her son, Randy Smitley of Tampa, Fla.; grandson, Justin (Jessica) Smitley of Lancaster, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Breanna and Baydin Smitley; brother, Raymond (Marge) Dunaway; sisters-in-law, Betty Dunaway and Janice Dunaway; nieces; nephews; and good friends, Lizzy Hanan, Donna Tressler and Alyce Giles. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Smitley; brothers, Sonny Dunaway, Robert Dunaway, Gilbert Dunaway, and two infant brothers; and a sister, Jane Dunaway. Friends will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday in Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights.
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