The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


July 3, 2013

Betty Mae Glassford

DANVILLE — Betty Mae Glassford, 81, the Huff, Puff, Huff, Puff Gal of Evansville, Ind., and formerly of Danville, passed away on June 29, 2013, at her home in Evansville after a year’s battle with cancer.

Mrs. Glassford was born April 10, 1932, in Smock, Pa., a daughter of William D. Whitehead and Beatrice L. Whitehead, with five sisters and four brothers.

She married Willard Glassford on Dec. 27, 1958, by minister Edward S. Moreland, Walnut Hills Christian Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the local Pennsylvania schools.

She loved meeting and working with people and was a very adventurous person, outgoing, lively spirited, kindhearted and giving-spirited person. You might say she was a spiritual soul-searcher with a heart of gold. Pennsylvania taught by working-class parents to believe or schooled to give back to others and her blue-collar roots are the source of her resilience.

Betty was preceded in death by her father and mother as well as three sisters and two brothers.

She has two surviving sisters, Sarah A. Reisinger, who resides in Newburgh, Ind., and Jane E. Voytovich in Smock, Pa.; two living brothers, John and George in Oregon; an adoptive daughter, Susan C. Rohner, with husband, George M., reside in Evansville, as does Betty’s husband, Willard Glassford. The Rohner’s were “special caregivers” during Betty’s final hours.

According to her husband, Willard, even though they had almost 55 years of memories, she was taken too soon. She was Willard’s best friend.

Before Betty and Willard moved to Evansville, Betty was resident manager for Ebner Properties, doing business as Worthington Towers Apartments, in Columbus, Ohio, for 24 years. During their 12½ years at La Charmant Homeowner’s Association Incorporated in Evansville, Betty assisted the management in several areas, pro-bono.

While in Evansville, Betty also attended Crossroads Christian Church.

A service to celebrate the life of Betty Glassford will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 5, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. on Friday prior to visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Deaconess Hospital Hospice Care Center and/or the Second Church of Christ in Danville. The family would like to thank Deaconess Hospice personnel for the special care given Betty while at Gateway Hospital.

Please join Betty’s family in sharing memories on her Tribute Wall at

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