ST. ALBANS: Elizabeth “Betty” Wiley Hart passed away peacefully into the arms of her creator on Saturday, June 5th, 2021, at King’s Daughters in Saint Albans.
Betty was born on October 1st, 1921, to the late Harold and Gertrude (Bashaw) Wiley of St. Albans.
Betty married the love of her life, Bradley S. Hart on February 16th, 1944, who predeceased her in 2000. Betty and Bradley lost their loving son David Wiley Hart, in 2006, to his battle with cancer.
Betty attended schools in St. Albans, as well as four years of summer sessions at the University of New Hampshire. She was the first Librarian for the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library and remained there for thirteen years. Continuing her interest, she became circulation Librarian for Aldrich in Barre, Librarian for the Aldrich Branch Library in East Barre, and coordinator of the first Vermont outreach program which delivered books and other materials to shut ins.
She was a member of the Puffer Methodist Church, as well as the Lamoille River Swingers Round and Square Dance Club, she was a proud member of the International Order of Kings Daughters & Sons Unions Circle from 1955 to its disbanding in 1990.
Betty leaves behind her sister Virginia Wiley Bowles; her niece, Marsha Fortin Coon and husband Dale; two nephews Richard Wiley and wife Jeanne, John Fournier; as well as longtime friends David and Kimberly Cookson.
In addition to her parents, husband, and son, Betty is also predeceased by her sister Marjorie Wiley Fortin, her brother, J. Carlyle Wiley, as well as her niece Bonnie Bowles Fournier and Jackie Fortin Beauregard, and her “adopted granddaughter” McKayla Cookson.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, June, 19th, 2021, at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, at 11:00 AM followed by prayers of committal and interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Betty’s name may be made to Lamoille Area Cancer Network; or Lamoille Home Health and Hospice; or to the United Community Church of Morrisville.
In Betty’s own words of wisdom at the time of her departure “Please, no tears, go dance, help someone, read a book, and smile!”
Honored to be serving the Hart Family, is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolences are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com