Elizabeth M. (Betty) Cain
Elizabeth M. (Betty) Cain, 84, a resident of Beaver for the last 10 years, formerly of Beaver Falls, died unexpectedly from heart disease Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
Born Feb. 23, 1930 in Beaver Falls, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Rose Ostronich Selby.
Originally raised in Beaver Falls, she attended St. Mary’s R. C. Church and school as a young girl, then Beaver Falls High School. Soon after she married Ray W. Partington, they moved to Ohio as she became a military wife and started a family. Later she moved back to Beaver Falls to raise her two sons through school as a single mom. When time permitted, she enjoyed hanging out with her coffee klatch buddies, and going to the local parks for picnics and also dancing. She was a member of the former St. Philomena R. C. Church, College Hill. In the 70’s after her sons graduated, she worked at a local thrift store as a manager and clerk. Then she decided to do elder care work through the Lutheran Society n the 80’s taking care of mostly shut-ins. After moving to Beaver in 2004, Betty volunteered as a “”Grandma”” for the American Red Cross “”Lifesteps”” program for about six years, which she enjoyed greatly. Finally, Betty retired having multiple health problems. Through the years, she was always there to help family in time of need and will also be remembered by her great sense of humor.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Raymond Partington, in 2010; six brothers, Rudy, Steven, George, Frank, John, and William Selby; two sisters, Helen Delorenzo and Mary Kalac.
She is survived by a loving son with whom she resided, James M. Partington; two granddaughters, Kris Partington and her husband, Warren Smith, of Dominica, West Indies; Lisa Lambert of Cranberry Twp.; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Lexus, Lucas and Larry, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial and interment Tuesday.