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March 31, 1962 - October 5, 2019
Betty “Betsy” Hebden, 57, a longtime Taylor resident, died Saturday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after a longtime illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 27 years, Charles “Chick” Hebden, on October 6, 2017.
Born in Austin, Texas, raised in Patterson, New Jersey, Betsy was the daughter of James and Dora (Rodriguez) Connell of Taylor and educated at Riverside High School.
Betsy’s lifelong work ethic was admirable. She took great pride in any task at hand and her co-workers will long remember her for such. Throughout the years she worked for Dunkin’ Donuts, Wilkes Barre-Scranton Airport, The Taylor Deli, among others.
Facing a cancer diagnosis in 1997, Betsy selflessly fought through it – and countless others ailments – both bravely and fearlessly while never complaining despite the pain. Her love for Jesus served as her guiding light and knowing that Betsy is now in His care provides her family all great comfort and strength.A genuinely good person, Betsy adored her loved ones. She loved her yearly camping trips with her children to Rock Mt. Bible Camp, she enjoyed cooking for family and friends, and she would never pass up a good estate sale or flea market stop.
She was also a faithful member of the Rock Church Worship Center in Scranton.
She is also survived by her children, John Dodge and companion Michele Ruby of Old Forge, Charles, III, Richard (Ricky) and Matthew Hebden, all of Taylor, and Tasha Patton of Taylor; siblings, Jack Patton and wife Kathleen of Taylor, James Connell, III and wife JoAnn of Moosic, John Connell and wife Patty of Rising Sun, Maryland, Debra Patton of Taylor, Christine Mattioli and husband Sandy of Avoca and Genevieve Snook and husband Gregory of Moosic; grandchildren, Nicholas Dodge, Tim and Mya Ruby; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Richard Wright, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank the amazing staff of Geisinger C.M.C. for their care and compassion throughout Betsy’s final days.
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, October 13th, at 7:00PM at the Rock Church Worship Center, Scranton, to be conducted by Pastor Chris Stark. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at the church on Sunday from 6:00PM until services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betsy’s name to Rock Church Worship Center, 530 Morgan Highway, Scranton, Pa., 18508. Arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.