Betsy Jean Smith
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Betsy Jean Smith

Betsy Jean Smith, 74, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at her residence.

She was born August 31, 1943 in Durham, NC, the daughter of John G. and Mona Smith.

Betsy was a 1961 graduate of Indiana High School and went on to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in education. She later returned to the school to earn her Master's in counseling in 1977. Betsy devoted most of her life to caring for and helping others at the Day Care Center of Armstrong County, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County and HAVIN, where she helped establish the first shelter. She was an advocate for women's issues and social justice. Betsy spent her free time listening to music - especially Leon Russell - and enjoying the company of her cats.

Left to cherish her memory is her brother, John T. Smith, of Westland, MI; sister, Susan Comstock, of Seattle, WA; nieces and nephews; and beloved cat, Teddy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

At Betsy's request, services will be private.

Contributions can be made in her honor to HAVIN, Inc., PO Box 983, Kittanning, PA 16201 or Orphans of the Storm, PO Box 838, Kittanning, PA 16201.

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