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Betty J. Sturdevant

September 27, 1929 — February 22, 2024

Shinglehouse, PA

Betty J. Sturdevant                  “beloved”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Betty J. Sturdevant, 94, of Shinglehouse, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, February 22, 2024, after a long and fulfilling life.

Born on Friday, September 27, 1929 in Bingham Township, she was a daughter of Frank J. and Alice R. Ahearn Shutt. On June 26, 1952 in Galeton, she married Francis M. “Fran” Sturdevant, who survives.

Betty was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1949. Betty worked with her husband, Fran, at F.M. Sturdevant Used Cars in Shinglehouse, from 1975 until their retirement in 2002.

Betty was a life member of the former Shinglehouse Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary and was a former member of Eureka Chapter #52 OES in Shinglehouse. She was also a member of the former Holiday Rambler Camper Club and a member of the Harley Davidson Dresser Association. Betty was a former voluteer at the Oswayo Valley Senior in Shinglehouse. She loved traveling, riding motorcycles, crafting, reading, her computer, jigsaw puzzles, and cardinals. Her greatest love was her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 71 years; a son, Howard A. (Renee) Sturdevant of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Cathy L. (Larry) Miksit of Bristolville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Angie (Mel) Finke of Tennessee and Jenny (Paul) Urbanik of Lawrenceville; a brother, Howard (Ann) Shutt of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by a daughter, Evelyn F. Weekes; a son, David L. Sturdevant; and seven brothers, Virgil Shutt, Lewis Shutt, Leo Shutt, Charles Shutt, Henry Shutt, William Shutt, and James Shutt.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Betty’s name may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Betty entrusted her care and cremation to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Betty, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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