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Olive E. Jassmond

Olive “Betsy” Edith Jassmond died peacefully in her home at Shell Point Village in Fort Myers, Fla., on August 15, 2019. She was 95.

Betsy was born Olive Edith Gregory on June 7, 1924, the eldest daughter of Albert Gregory and Olive Edith Sheldrake of Springfield, Pa. She married William A. Jassmond of Philadelphia, Pa., on June 14, 1947.

Betsy was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a pharmacy mate. She was also an Air Force wife who supported her husband Bill’s career through many moves around the world.

She was a member of the West Chester Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as a Worthy Matron in 1978. She was also a toastmistress when Bill was in the Air Force.

Betsy, an enthusiastic member of a choral group, performed at many stops across the U.S., as well as in other countries, including Red Square in Moscow and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. She had many other interests which include sewing, knitting, boating, clowning and traveling.

Betsy was predeceased by her loving husband, her father and mother, and five siblings, Albert Jr., Esther Ruth, Marcia, Albert Lewis and John Robert.

Betsy is survived by her four sons and their wives, William A. Jassmond Jr. (Janice) of N.H., Gregory M. Jassmond (Sharon) of Me., Richard E. Jassmond (Sheila) of N.H., and Robert A. Jassmond (Jane) of Mass.; and many granddaughters and grandsons, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews from all over.

Per Betsy’s wishes, there will be a graveside service at a date convenient for her family.

Laurance A. Luder Memorial Service

Laurance A. Luder Memorial Service

Louis A. Green