Betty Eloise (Shank) O’Brien, age 98, of Swanton, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Born on September 17, 1922 in Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of Samuel Robert and Bessie Beulah (Steiding) Shank.
Betty graduated from Fort Hill High School, Class of 1941. She was employed by the Garrett County School System for 20 years as cafeteria manager at Center Street Elementary and Broadford Elementary Schools. Betty was a fifty year member of the Ladies Auxiliary Deer Park Community Volunteer Department where she held the position of President for several years, was the President of the Allegany-Garrett Counties Ladies Auxiliary in 1971-1972 and was a life time member of the Swanton Community Center.
Betty is survived by three daughters, Carolyn S. Livengood and husband John, Rita E. Savage and husband Ron, Yvonne Jane Roberson and husband Charlie; two sons, Robert G. “Bob” O’Brien and wife Brenda, Ronald W. “Ron” O’Brien and wife Kim; seven grandchildren, Stephen H. Miller and wife Elaine, Jason T. Miller and wife Lorrie, Misty D. Moon and husband Bernard, Heidi J. Harvey, Jeff W. Droppleman and wife Kara, Jamie E. Droppleman, Brandon W. Roberson; twelve great grandchildren, Christopher S. Miller, Sierra M. Miller, Lacy R. Miller, Tanner C. Edwards, Cody S. Harvey, Cheyenne R. Harvey, Grant L. Harvey, Jarrett M. Miller, Jett M. Miller, Jaxxton M. Miller, Jaggar M. Miller, Mariah D. Lantz, Kennedy M. O’Brien.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Daniel G. O’Brien in March 2001 and a grandson, Daniel W. O’Brien.
Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and again on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Deer Park United Methodist Church from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Barbara K. Rexroad officiating. Interment will be held in Deer Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550 or to the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 3152, Deer Park, MD 21550.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to be serving the O’Brien family at this time.