Bette M. McAnany

October 26, 1921 ~ November 15, 2013


Bette M. McAnany, 92, of Butler, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013 from the VNA Inpatient Hospice.

She was born October 26, 1921 in Warren, Ohio to the late Hugh Smith and Jesselyn (Watkins) Smith.

Bette was a member of North Main Street Church of God. She attended Butler Elementary, Evans City High School and graduated from Westminster College. After graduating from college, Bette worked at ARMCO and in 1954 she was secretary to the Honorable Clyde Shoemaker. In 1971 she was appointed Butler County's first Court Administrator and served in that capacity until retiring in 1995 after 41 years. She was highly regarded by the judges, attorneys, and peers for her indisputable professionalism. Bette was always an avid reader, reading three newspapers on weekends and the latest book releases. When macular degeneration stole her vision she adapted her craving for up to date news by turning on Channel 4.

Mrs. McAnany is survived by her sister, Joyce Ann Wigton and her husband James of Butler, PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John (Jack) McAnany whom she married on October 18, 1946 and passed away on July 4, 1982, and two brothers, Stanley Hugh and Bill Archibald Smith.

At Bette's request there will be no visitation. A Private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank all Bette's caregivers who were so compassionate and lovingly cared for her, especially through her last few weeks. Special thanks to the staff of the Visiting Nurses Association and Home Instead.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bette's name to the Visiting Nurses Association, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001.

Arrangements are being handled by Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001.




















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