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Betty Mcilvaine

May 29, 1925 — July 7, 2020

Betty McIlvaine, 95

South Greensburg

Betty S. McIlvaine, 95, of South Greensburg, died, Tuesday, July 07, 2020 in Westmoreland Manor.  She was born in Greensburg, a daughter of the late George and Romayne Miller Shrader.  She was a member of South Greensburg United Methodist Church.  Prior to retirement, she was employed as a custodian at the Westmoreland County Court House.  Betty enjoyed cooking, watching Wheel of Fortune, using her wringer washing machine and talking to family and friends on the telephone.  In the early 70’s, she began losing her eyesight but that did not deter her from doing household chores with her loving husband, Apple, always by her side.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, William F. “Apple” McIlvaine; her brother, John (Jack) Shrader.  Betty is survived by her 2 daughters, Becky Nowicki of Harrisburg and Wendy McIlvaine of South Greensburg; her sister, Ruth Smith of South Greensburg; granddaughter Stacy Muetzel;  also, a number of nieces and nephews.  Services for Betty will be private and are being handled by Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, Greensburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Greensburg United Methodist Church, 411 Sheridan Avenue, South Greensburg, PA 15601 or Animal Friends of Westmoreland (Shelter Only), 216 Depot Street, Youngwood, PA 15697 or to a charity of one’s choice.  For online condolences, please visit

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