Betty Jane (Robinson) Gibson, age 99 of Hurricane, WV, passed away on July 30, 2020 at the Genesis Putnam Center in Hurricane after a long illness. Born April 1, 1921 in Clairton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Elizabeth (Cochenour) Shawl. She graduated from Clairton High School in 1939. She resided in Clairton until 1979 when she moved to Port Charlotte, FL. She had many jobs during her life, but she most enjoyed her time as a travel agent with Fletcher’s in Brentwood. She traveled to many areas of the world as a tour host but loved Hawaii the most. She was preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Warren Robinson and her second husband Harry E. Gibson, her son Wayne C. Robinson, as well as two sisters, Hazel Brisky and Jean Wagner. Betty is survived by her son Jim (Sharon) Robinson of Hurricane, WV; her five grandchildren Amy (Tom) Alphin of Kirkland, WA, Laura Robinson of Midlothian, VA, Scott (Sheri) Robinson of Irwin, Tracy (Dennis) Chakey of Irwin, and Kelly (Josh) Robinson of Akron, PA; nine great grandchildren, daughter-in-law Kim Robinson of Red Lion, PA; a niece and two nephews. Until 10 years ago, when illness required her to be placed in a long-term care facility, she was active in Presbyterian churches in Clairton and Port Charlotte, FL.
Friends and family will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM. Only twenty-five people will be permitted at a time; masks are required; CDC and State guidelines will be observed; and social distancing will be enforced on funeral home property. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home at 11 AM on Tuesday August 4, 2020 with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Procession and burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills with friends and family serving as pallbearers. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published July 31, 2020.