Betty H. Taylor, age 95, of Lake Wylie, SC, formerly of Pennsylvania Furnace, PA went
home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2018.
Betty was born on October 7,1922 to Isaac and Ruth Harpster on a family farm in
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA. On October 11, 1941, she married Ronald Taylor who
preceded her in death in 2010. She was a graduate of the State College Area High
Betty was employed in the Admissions Office of Penn State University for 9 years, and
retired from the State College Area School District after 23 years as Guidance Counselor
Secretary. After retiring, Betty and Ronnie enjoyed living in Florida for 10 years before
moving to Lake Wylie, SC to be closer to family. Betty came out of retirement to work in
the Clover High School cafeteria until she was 87. She enjoyed the interactions with the
students who affectionately called her "Grandma" or "Ms. Betty".
Betty was an excellent homemaker. She loved to cook, bake, knit, sew, and work in her
garden. She was an active member of Gatesburg Lutheran Church then later an active
member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. After Betty retired the second time she kept busy
volunteering at the church-sponsored Community Cafe in Lake Wylie, SC.
Betty is survived by 2 daughters, Jeanne Boone and husband Richard of Boones Mill,
VA; and Joanne Hawkins and husband John of Lake Wylie, SC. She had five
grandchildren, Tommy Boone and wife Angie of Roanoke, VA; Rina Lucas and husband
John of Charleston, SC; Jason Boone and wife Jenny of Roanoke, VA; Jon Hawkins of
Lake Wylie, SC; and Joel Hawkins and wife Amanda of Sugar Grove, NC; and four
great-grandchildren, Lauren Boone, Lindsey Boone, Jake Hawkins, and Brody Hawkins.
In addition, Betty is survived by a sister, Anna Margaret Peters of Pennsylvania Furnace,
PA; two sister-in-Iaws, Marjorie Taylor Zerbe of Harrisburg, PA and Dorothy Harpster of
Peeples Valley, AZ; brother-in-law, Bill (Judy) Taylor of Warriors Mark, PA, and many
loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Betty was preceded in death by her sister,
Helen, and her brothers, Robert, Paul, and Lee.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Gatesburg
Lutheran Church, Warriors Mark, PA with Pastor Susan Williamson officiating. A
Luncheon for family and friends will follow at Heydenreich Hall, Pine Hall Lutheran
Church, 1760 West College Ave, State College, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gatesburg Cemetery Association, % Connie
Moore, 1607 West Gatesburg Road, Warriors Mark, PA or the Gatesburg Lutheran
Church, 1924 West Gatesburg Road, Warriors Mark, PA.