Bette L. Wellman
PORT ALLEGANY- Bette L. Wellman, 82, formerly of Broad St., passed away Saturday (Aug. 28, 2021) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.
Born January 28, 1939, in Gowanda, NY, she was a daughter of Clarence J. and Dorothy Wright Denea. On Aug. 1, 1958, in Buffalo, NY, she married Jerry L. Wellman, who died Oct. 30, 2006.
Bette was a longtime resident of the area and a graduate of Fredonia High School, class of 1957. She also attended Bryant & Straton Business Institute, Buffalo, NY.
She was also a winter resident of Sanibel Island, FL, for many years.
Bette was a member of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, where she had been a member and director of the church choir. She enjoyed music and sang at many weddings. She was an avid crafter and baker.
Surviving are a son, Michael J. (Joann) Wellman of Frewsburg, NY; a daughter, Susan L. (Ted) Tanner of Turtlepoint; five grandchildren: Lorianda Smith, Todd (Amanda) Tanner, Kaitlyn (Alex) Froman, Jason (Stefanie) Casel, and Rachel Wellman; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerry, a brother, Donald Denea, and a sister, Eleanor Bastedo.
Friends will be received Tuesday (Aug. 31, 2021) from 4-5 p.m. in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a private funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. with Rev. Matt Howe, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Condolences can be made to: Susan L. Tanner
2028 Rock Run Rd.
Turtlepoint, PA. 16750
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