First Posted: 2/10/2010
Betty Jean Antoine, Scranton, died Saturday, Jan. 30, on her 82nd birthday in the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital. She was a resident of Golden Living Center, Scranton. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Chinchilla, daughter of the late Merle C. and Georgia Mathilda Hamilton Antoine, Betty was a resident of Summit Allied Apartments, Clarks Summit, for many years and was formerly of the Justus area, where she lived most of her life. She was educated in the Scott Township schools and was a 1946 graduate of Montdale Scott Township High School, where she was valedictorian. Before retirement, she had been employed for many years by Morris White Pocket Purse Co., Scranton. She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church, Justus. The family wishes to thank the staff of the third floor of Golden Living Center for all of the wonderful care they gave to Betty. They would also like to thank Jamie Wilson, social worker, for always having time and a soda for Betty. Thank you to Dr. Daniel J. Kazmerski for his kind and compassionate care. Betty leaves many friends among the residents and staff at the Golden Living Center. Her winning smile and infectious laugh will be missed. Surviving are a sister, Vivian Barnard, Oriskany, N.Y.; four nieces, Nancy Lombard, Whitesboro, N.Y.; Toni Valentine, Hagerstown, Md.; Sally Little, Denville, N.J.; and Linda Fisher; five nephews, Richard Little, Wharton, N.J.; George Barnard, Cazenovia, N.Y.; Merle Little, High Point, N.C.; Terry Davenport, Dover; and Richard Davenport, Inwood, W. Va. Betty leaves many good friends from the Allied Apartments, particularly Jackie and John Kronmuller. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Little and Helen Davenport. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Mount Bethel Cemetery, Layton Road, Justus. Memorial contributions may be made to Primitive Baptist Church, c/o James Sohns, 193 Kraky Road, Scott Twp., PA 18447. Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit 18411. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit .