Obituary: Betty L. Yeaples Hites, 73, Angelica

ANGELICA – Betty L. Yeaples Hites, 73, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at the Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness.

Betty was born on July 27, 1947 in Port Allegany and was a daughter of Donald W. and Bernice Blackmon Yeaples. Betty was a 1965 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse PA. She is Survived by her husband of 22 years, Lawney Hites.

Betty worked in the accounting office at North Penn Gas in Port Allegany, PA. She was an avid crafter, making quilts, knitting, and crocheting. Betty was happiest with her family and many friends. She loved butterflies and feeding the birds. Betty also loved metal detecting, baking, and her flower gardens. She truly adored her grandkids and especially her great grandkids. She was much loved by all of us and will be greatly missed.

Along with her loving husband, Betty is survived by; a daughter, Paula Thompson of Shinglehouse, PA; 2 sons, Richard (Nickole) Thompson of Angelica and Brian Goyak of Ashburn, VA; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Fran (Dan) Wilcox; a brother, David (Anita) Yeaples; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the SPCA of Allegany County, 5440 NY-19 Belmont, New York 14813.

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