Betty J. Nye Rinker

Betty J. Nye Rinker, 79, of the Beaver Valley Nursing Center, Beaver Falls, formerly of 524 Golf Avenue, Ellport, died at the Beaver Valley Nursing Center on Sunday afternoon, January 17 2010 after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Portersville PA on August 11 1930 to the late Bert and Florence L. Weil Nye.
She attended the Free Methodist Church of Ellwood City, and the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and graduated Muddy Creek High School in 1949.

She worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mills, and later at the Bobbie Brooks store in Butler. Betty enjoyed golfing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy R. Rinker, who died July 21 2008. They were married November 17 1976. She was also preceded by one sister, Margaret Lawther and brother-in-law, Dale Brown.
Betty is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, and one sister and one brother-in-law: Joseph (and Dawn) Nye of New Matamoros OH; Charles (and Ellen) Nye and Calvin (and Susan) Nye, all of Portersville; Nellie Brown of Ellwood City; and George Lawther of Portersville.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends will be received from 9:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 20 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue. Services will be conducted at 11:00 at TURNERS, with the Rev. Bob Mitchell of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church. 412 Glen Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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