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.
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,