Betty Arlene (PRICE) BASOM

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Photo of Betty that accompanied her obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel.
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Betty A. Basom, 89, of Thompsontown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Bridges at Brookline, in Mifflintown.

Born March 26, 1930, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William Ira and Jessie May (VanScyoc) Price.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her siblings, Frederick Gilbert, Benjamin Price, Anna Lois Hubler and William I. Price. Betty was the last of her immediate family.

She is survived by: husband, William F. Basom, of Thompsontown, whom she married Feb. 14, 1958; children, William "Bill" Basom, of Burnham and Amy L. Hench, of Thompsontown; two grandchildren, Lauren E. Hench and Taylor C. Hench; and one great-granddaughter, Kelly R. Graham.

She was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church.

Betty was a graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School, Class of 1948.

In her earlier years, she worked at B and B Cutrate Drugstore, Millerstown dress factory, Mifflin Lyon Fashion, and she retired from Mifflintown I.G.A.

She enjoyed line dancing, exercise classes with her friends, traveling, bus trips and playing cards. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Betty?s name may be made to: Central PA Parkinson?s Support Group, 142 Fawn Rd., Reedsville, PA 17084 or American Parkinson?s Disease Association, 332 Gerard Ave., Elkins Park, PA 19027.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefun

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/11/17 - Image Year: 1948
Photo of Betty that appeared in the 1948 TVHS yearbook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/29/12 - Image Year: 1948
GANG IN FRONT OF IZZY'S RESTAURANT ON MARKET STREET: (front row) Helen Gilson, Charles "Sonny" McCahan, BETTY PRICE, (back row) Jean Kennedy and JoAn Bashore.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/12/17 - Image Year: 1948
TVHS CLASS OF 1948: 1ST ROW (L-R) Mary Whitesel, Martha Hockenberry, Betty Price, Sarah Shirk, Carol Meloy; 2nd ROW: Edna Brackbill, Helen Crimmel, Ethel Kerchner, JoAn Bashore, Betty Kepner, Raymond Brackbill, Mildred Fleck; 3rd ROW: John Walls, Marlin Frankhouse, C. Reese Gaul, Blair Isenberg, Stanley Hower.
Contributed by ray on 5/12/17 - Image Year: 1998
50th YEAR REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1948 Seated l-r: Mary Whitesel Varner, Betty Price Basom, Sarah Shirk Knepp, Carol Meloy Shevenock, Edna Brackbill Lauver, Helen Crimmel Sieber; Standing l-r: JoAn Bashore Slautterback, Mildred Fleck Bashore, Blair Isenberg, Marlin Frankhouse, Reese Gaul, Ethel Kerchner Graybill, Hulda Landis Glendye
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/12/17 - Image Year: 2008
60th YEAR REUNION FOR THE CLASS OF 1948: Seated (L-R) Betty Price Basom, Sarah Shirk Knepp, Edna Brackbill Lauver; Standing: Carol Meloy Shevenock, Mildred Fleck Bashore, Marlin Frankhouse, Helen Crimmel Sieber and Betty Kepner O'Neil. (Estimated year of the photo, 2008)

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