Hazel “Betty” Vogel, 73

VogelHazel “Betty” Walton Vogel, 73, formerly of Portersville passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 1, 2016 at her residence in Emporium, PA.

Born December 15, 1942 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ellen Williams Walton.

Betty worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years, retiring as the Postmaster of Austin, PA. She enjoyed traveling with her companion, Robert McClymonds, living six months in Emporium and the other six months in Fruitland Park, Florida. She will truly be missed by her family.

Survivors include four sons, Larry (Brenda) Lumley Jr. of Chicora, Chuck (Beverly) Lumley of Portersville, Gene Lumley of Emporium, Brian Lumley of Courtland, New York; sister, Myrna (Larry) Eicholtz of Wampum; brother, Bill (Nancy) Walton of Ellwood City; four grandchildren, Jason, Chad, Ethan, and Parker Lumley; two step grandchildren, Bob and Crystal Drake; and one great grandson, Lyland Lumley; and seven step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert Vogel, her parents and a sister, Diane Walton.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday September 3 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home Rev. Elizabeth Wallace of Christ Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

16 thoughts on “Hazel “Betty” Vogel, 73

  1. Dear Myrna and Bill,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I still have my siblings so don’t know what it feels like to lose a sister but it must be extremely painful. Betty has a special place in my heart. When I started first grade at Wayne school she sat with me on the bus the very first day and took me to my classroom. I’m to this day grateful for her kindness to me.
    You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss and then live with a new normal. Be gently with yourselves as you grieve a loss and hopefully you will come to a place of peace and healing. Peace be with you All. Sincerely, Barbara Klingensmith Nagel

  2. We are sorry we can not be there. Betty will be Missed greatly.
    Nancy always enjoyed the Mother Daughter Banquets at the church with Betty. I always appreciated her support when I was preaching some where
    She and Bob would show up.Betty and Mom are having a reunion now.
    Rest in Peace my friend
    Until we meet again
    Rob and Nancy Baird

  3. Larry, Chuck, Brian , Gene and family
    Your mom was a wonderful lady who will be missed by all who knew her. She had a heart of gold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  4. Deepest sympathy to the entire family. Betty was a true NAPUS friend to me and I will miss her Facebook friendship that we’ve shared.

  5. We were so sorry to hear of Betty’s death. She was such a pleasant, friendly person. She will be remembered and missed in Rich Valley.

  6. To all her Sons,
    I know you all have my deepest sympathy Betty was a very good friend and will be missed by so many people.For me I will really miss not seeing her and hearing her voice when she would call and for myself going to visit her. Sincerely Carol Lininger

  7. Dear Myrna, Bill & Betty’s family,

    Loving thoughts & sympathy to all of you…
    Please hug each other for me… remember the good times you shared…may your love & faith help comfort each & everyone of you …
    Until we meet again…

  8. My prayers are with your family. Betty and I attended Wayne township school together,xo many memories together,time goes so fast.Peace be with her.

  9. So sorry to hear that we have lost Betty. I met her through work at the USPS and she was always so fun to be around. Her love of life was infectious. So glad our paths crossed. She always lived life to the fullest. My heart goes out to all of you.

  10. Gene,Bob,and all family and friends. I am stunned by your loss. Betty was my postmaster in Austin and became a friend. She was a very special lady and meant a lot to many people many places. Her kindness,her smile, her generosity, her laughter,her sense of right, her defence of those around her will all be remembered forever. Our sympathy to all. May she rest in GODS hands.

  11. Prayers are with all of her family/friends at this time. Betty was our neighbor in Fl and she was important to so many! She could make you smile so easy. We all gonna miss her. Bob, sure hope to see you soon.

  12. Dear Bob,
    I was so sad to hear of Betty’s passing. We attended Wayne Township together through eighth grade and then off to Lincoln High and stayed in touch throughout the years. She was a wonderful friend. I will keep you and her family in my prayers.
    Lana Wallace Jewett

  13. MY deepest sympathy to your whole family. I had the privilege of working with Betty in the Austin post office and also caring for Bob at Felt Manor. She was a very special lady and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. I had just read about it. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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