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Betty (Elizabeth) J. (Collier) Hemphill

July 8, 1923 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 93)

Betty J. Collier Hemphill, 93, of Chicora died peacefully at Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg on June 7, 2017.

Born July 8, 1923, in Chicora, she was the daughter of Ross Collier and Mae Iman Collier.  She graduated from Millerstown High School in 1942 then worked for several years at the Spade Shirt Factory in Butler and in the lab at Koppers in Petrolia.  She married Lee W. Hemphill on August 27, 1947. Lee passed away on February 28, 2008.  She was a homemaker most of her life. The home Betty resided at on Fairmont Road had special meaning to her because it was built by her father Ross Collier.   She was a member of the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Chicora. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, camping, casino trips and playing the organ.

Surviving  are two daughters, Judith A. Hindman and her husband William E. of Butler, Deborah L. Rice and her husband Thomas E. of Chicora, three grandsons, Thomas E. Rice III and his wife Christine of Chicora, Benjamin L Rice and his wife Jennifer of Butler and Eric W. Hindman of Butler, four great grandchildren, Emelia, Grant and Christopher Rice of Chicora and Benjamin Rice, Jr. of Butler, step great grandchild Alex Turberville of Butler, her sister in law, Ellen Collier of Chicora and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband of 60 years she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Collier and William Collier of Chicora and a sister Joan Collier Hemphill of Chicora.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for masses for Betty, or donations may be made to Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 409 North Main St., Chicora, PA 16025

The will be no visitation.

Funeral Mass will be at Friday June 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church, 109 N. Main Street, Chicora.

Interment will follow in Hemphill Cemetery, Chicora, PA


Charitable donations may be made to:

Masses for deceased at Mater Dolorosa Church
409 N. Main Street, Chicora PA 16025

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
409 N. Main Street, Chicora PA 16025

 Service Information

Funeral Mass
June 9, 2017

11:00 AM
Mater Dolorosa Church
North Main Street
Chicora, PA 16025


Hillview Cemetery
68 and 268, Butler County
Chicora, PA 16025

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