Betty G. Petz

February 27, 1923 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 97)

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PETZ- Betty Grace Griffith, affectionately known as "Mum" to all who knew her. She was promoted to glory on September 23, 2020 at home in Johnstown, PA, after faithfully serving the Lord for most of her 97 years on this side of Heaven. She was born on February 27, 1923 in Johnstown to Llewelyn and Elizabeth (Dobson) Griffith. Betty grew up in Lorain Borough and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1941 as the class Valedictorian, after being a class officer for all four years. Her '41 girls would remain special to her throughout her life. She married Robert Petz in North Carolina on March 21, 1942. Bob returned from the Navy after the war and they founded Griffith & Petz, Inc., which continues today. Betty was the heart of the business and remained there until her retirement. She was the definition of how to treat employees, business associates and customers. She had a life-long love of crossword puzzles and board games, especially Scrabble and could beat anyone except her dad and grandson, Bruce. Betty was taught acrobatics and tap dance by Gene Kelly. She was a regular attendee of West Hills Community Church at the time of her death and also attended The Journey Church. Betty had attended Emmanuel Baptist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Llewelyn "Butch" Griffith, daughter Gaye Petz, who passed away on June 23, 2020, great grandson Cody Minick, and best friends Elizabeth "Linky" Kovach Kiefer and Betty McAllister Fusco. Betty is survived by her daughter Barbara Kent and her husband Reg of Johnstown, with whom she lived; grandchildren Bruce Kent and his wife Nan of Nolensville, TN, and Jill Minick and her husband Matt of Williamsburg, VA; great grandchildren Alexandra Stafford and her husband Tyler of Nolensville, TN, Casey Minick of Williambsburg, VA, Connor Kent and his wife Morgan of Nolensville, TN, and Grace Kent of Nolensville, TN; great-great grandchildren Emma James Stafford and the twins Oakley Grace Kent and Jackson Walker Kent all of Nolensville, TN; countless cousins she dearly loved; nephews Butch Griffith, Jeff Petz and David Petz; niece Ellen Petz Martell; her extra daughter Sally Davis Hays; and her faithful granddog Pucks who never left her side. A special thanks to everyone at Interim Hospice for their love and care. Mum will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was the ideal example of unconditional love on this earth. While there will be no memorial service, it would be her greatest desire that everyone who would have attended, be given the opportunity to hear the Gospel, accept Jesus Christ and join her in Heaven. While she was truly a "women ahead of her time," intelligent, beautiful, impeccably dressed, caring, etc. She was the perfect woman, at the perfect time, to be the matriarch of her family and the love she leaves behind would be impossible to fill without the love and caring of her Savior Jesus Christ.

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