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Betty Marie (Barnett) Davis, 87, of Cumberland, born and raised in Midlothian, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 5, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Lee C. and Bertha M. (Williams) Barnett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene R. Davis, in 1991; brothers, Paul W. Barnett and wife, Sylvia, and Lee C. Barnett Jr. and wife, Lois; niece, Ann Barnett; and nephews, Thomas Barnett and William Barnett.
Betty was a Fort Hill High School graduate. She went on to attend Sacred Heart Nursing School and graduated in 1951, the same year that she and Eugene were married. Betty spent most of her career as a public health nurse at the Allegany County Health Department. She leaves behind many close lifelong nursing friends, including the "Birthday Group."
She enjoyed attending McKendree United Methodist Church, previously Potomac Park United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed traveling the United States and abroad, cruises, and bus trips with her friends. Betty visited Hawaii, Ireland, Wales, and much of Europe. Her gardens and flowers were also important to her. Most important, however, was her family. Betty was heavily involved in all of her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's life events. She always showed her support for them at their sporting events and dance recitals and demonstrated her love for them at birthday parties.
Surviving Betty are daughter, Susan M. Bowman and husband, John, Cumberland; son, Donald E. Davis and wife, Beverly, Cumberland; grandchildren, Jeremy Bowman and wife, Kate, Jacqueline Bokrosh, Ryan Davis, and Jennifer Davis; great-grandchildren, Maddox, Justus, and Archer Bokrosh, and Victoria Bowman; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Queenie.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Hwy., SW, Cresaptown, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lisa Boone. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
While the family appreciates flowers, memorial donations may be made instead to the Allegany County Animal Shelter, 716 Furnace St., Cumberland, MD 21502; or to any charity of one's choice.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.
Published on August 29, 2017
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