Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
August 03, 2017
Elizabeth Jane Bressler Bunting
Age 93, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed on Thursday afternoon, August 3, 2017, at Rose Court in Glen Mills, Pa.
Born March 4, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., Betty attended Buchtel High School in Akron, Oh., before being graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1945 following an accelerated three-year program. She received her Master of Science in Counseling from Washington State College (now University) in 1949.
Married in 1949 to Holbrook Bunting, Jr., she raised five children while also holding several community positions as an educator and counselor.
Accomplished in many areas, she was at various times, a concert harpist, published author (Out of Wacca Wache, Bryan, 1978), docent (Winterthur Museum), genealogist, gardener, and in her final years, a painter.
Her genealogical research allowed her to discover her family ancestry, resulting in a much treasured acceptance into the Daughters of the American Revolution in her last year.
She joined the Willistown Meeting of the Society of Friends in 1999, and along with her husband, was an original resident of Maris Grove in Glen Mills, Pa., where she was active in choral and acting performances
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Holbrook Bunting Jr., children Jane, Christine, Holbrook III, Elizabeth and James, three sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; brother H. Thomas; grandchildren Edward Benbow, Wyatt Bixby, Holbrook Bunting IV, Marjory Adams, and Natalie Watson; and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service will celebrate the life of Betty Bunting at Willistown Friends Meeting, 7069 Goshen Road, Newtown Square, Pa., 19028, on Saturday, August 26, at 1:00pm. Gifts or contributions may be made to Willistown Friends Meeting, PO Box 534, Edgemont, Pa., 19028.
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