Althea "Betty" Myers of Derry, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving
family on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the age of 79 after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty
was born on March 27, 1943, the daughter of the late Althea Brindle (Oakes) Sanders and John
Betty was employed by Latrobe Area Hospital as a supervisor in the Environmental Services
Department until her retirement.
Betty spent her time sewing and quilting. Teaching herself how to sew at a young age, she
made many beautiful projects and quilts for family, friends and her church. She was also an
excellent cook and baker. You often found her in the kitchen creating many wonderful meals,
and making trays of Christmas cookies for family and friends was a much anticipated tradition.
She loved to entertain, hosting many holiday dinners and family celebrations. Betty loved
spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored. She loved
going to many of their school events.
After retirement, Betty loved traveling with her husband, Ken. She and Ken traveled to many
places, in the U.S. and abroad, with her favorites places being Barcelona and Greece. She also
enjoyed the many vacations spent at the beach and DisneyWorld with her family.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Kenneth F. Myers of Derry; son, Kenneth
M. Myers and partner Barbara Ross of Greensburg; daughter, Kimberly Dickey and husband
Kevin of New Alexandria; daughter, Jennifer Roy and husband Robert of Wexford; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Joanne (Dick) Shandle of Derry; sister Janet
(Barry) Moore of Payson, AZ; and numerous brother and sister-in-laws along with numerous
nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 in
McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W 3rd Ave, Derry.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 in St. Martin Roman
Catholic Church, 5684 PA 982, New Derry, with the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant.
Everyone please go directly to the church.
The St. Martin Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary Tuesday at 1:30pm in the funeral home.
Betty's family would like to extend a special thank you for their compassion and support during
this difficult time to the nurses and aides of Excela Hospice, especially nurses Ashley, Ericka
and Tammy, and aide Melissa.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Betty's name to
the St. Martin Rosary Altar Society, 125 South Ligonier Street, Derry, PA 15627-1962