Betty S. Mellinger

Jul 7 1927
Mar 28 2019
91 Years

Betty S. Mellinger, 91, of Parkesburg, passed away on Thursday, March 28th under the care of Harrison Senior Living in Coatesville.  

She was the widow of the late John Jones and the late John Mellinger.  

Born in Coatesville, Betty was the daughter of the late Jane (Cromleigh) and J. William Stroup.  

Betty was a 1945 graduate of Parkesburg Academy and later earned her Associates Degree.  She worked as a Dietary Assistant for the Coatesville Schools, St. Joseph Hospital of Lancaster, and Willow Valley Retirement Community, retiring 11 years ago after a 50-year career.  

Betty was a member of Parkesburg Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her three children: Tom Jones, husband of Dawn, of Parkesburg, Mary Tommasi, wife of Dan, of Ephrata, and David Jones, husband of Lin, of Parkesburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Frederick Stroup; and her nieces and nephews.  

The interment service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery will be private.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at 


Betty and my Dad were first cousins - their Mothers were sisters, and she was six weeks older than my Mom and they were both members of the Class of 1945 of the former Parkesburg High School.

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You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Glenn

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I worked with betty at willow valley sorry to here shea with the lord now

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Mary, Tom and David:   

Your mother and I first met when I worked at St. Joseph's as a student dietitian in the summer of 1969.  She was a wonderful teacher who didn't permit any goofing off!  Our friendship and my learning continued for two more summers until I graduated college.  Then in 1974 I was hired as a dietitian at St. Joe's;   we  worked together for 15 years. Even after I left to work at Lancaster General Hospital we kept in touch.  I will always remember her committment to her job, her care for the patients and her quiet care and concern for her fellow workers.  She could be very determined at times (like walking to work at 5 AM in 2 feet of snow rather than let me pick her up in a 4 wheel drive vehicle!!!)  But ............  that was Betty!  My deepest condolences to you and the entire family.  Please know that my many wonderful memories of her will live on in my heart.

Gail Miller 

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Dave and Lin (and family),  

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  You are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Love, The Wolfe Family

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