Elizabeth R Hickey " Betty" RN (Orme) of Oakdale Pa. Passed away peacefully in Her home on August 1,2018. Betty was born on September 4,1939 in New York City ,NY. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert, and her sisters Eileen, Barbara, Emily, and Belinda. Survived by her Loving husband John G. Hickey of Oakdale , son John (Tammy)Hickey of Imperial, and daughter Annmarie (Chuck)Bucek of McKees Rocks, Grandsons Jeremy (Autumn)Hickey of Imperial , Brandon (Monet) Hickey of Imperial, and four beautiful great grandchildren. Beloved sister of Patricia (Frank) Shea of Connecticut, and Lorraine (William) Moore of New York, and was truly loved by many nieces and nephews. At the age of 47 Betty chose to go back to school to be a Nurse and in 1986 she graduated at the top of her class at Ohio Valley Hospital Nursing School. Betty loved her profession as a Nurse, always showing compassion for all of her patients. After having survived a major stroke in 1999, Betty did not stop from enjoying life to the fullest. She volunteered at Ohio Valley Hospital, was an avid reader and she loved swimming and soaking in the sun. Betty traveled to many places in the world with both with friends and family. She was a bright light and inspiration to all that had the privilege of knowing and loving her. The family is requesting that all wear bright colors, as that is how we would like Betty remembered. She will be missed by all that knew her. Family we be receiving friends at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 5000 Noblestown Rd. Oakdale, Pa. on Saturday August 4,2018 from 2-4,and 6-8 with a blessing at 3:30 p.m.
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