Elizabeth "Bettie" Pennington Wickersham, 80, of Kennett Square died Thursday July 3, at the Chester County Hospital after battling leukemia.She was the wife of Samuel H. Wickersham Jr., with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.
Born in West Grove, she was a daughter of the late Paul Armstrong and Rose Brandenberger Pennington.
Mrs. Wickersham worked in the administration office for Kennett Consolidated School District for many years, retiring in 1988.
She was a member and deacon of the Kennett Square Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Chester County Hospital serving at the Encore. She also enjoyed gardening and was an excellent baker.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, William P. Wickersham of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter Marcia Wickersham Wilkins and her husband, Eric, of Kennett Square; one sister, Jeanne Poole and her husband, E. Donald, of Bear Del.; two grandchildren, Lori Ann Malchione and Mark Richard Malchione.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, July 10, at the Kennett Square Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Broad St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Family and friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m. before the service. Interment will be held privately.
Contributions may be made to the church at the above address.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. of Kennett Square.
To send an online condolence please visit www.griecofuneralhomes.com.