Monday, July 30, 2007

Betty Stabler Harlan, 44-W-10

Betty Stabler Harlan, 84, of 74 Stoney Creek Drive, Montoursville, passed away Wednesday July 25, 2007, at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 6, 1922, in Williamsport she was the daughter of William and Carrie Clark Stabler.

Betty retired from Williamsport High School where she taught Home Economics and Aviation, and had taught private flight instruction through instrumentation. She graduated from Mansfield University and was a commercial pilot. She and her husband, Charles O. Harlan, owned Aero Flight, Cessna Dealership Charter. She served as an F.A.A. Accident Prevention Councilor for many years. A veteran of WW II she served in the Air Corps as a military pilot in W.A.S.P. (Women Air Force Service Pilot). She was a member of the Silver Wings and the Felicitas 500 Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 41 years is a son, Gary Shafer of Georgia, and a daughter, Constance Martin of Slate Run.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marie E. Lewis and Pastor Vernon R. Eichelberger officiating. Interment will follow in Mound of Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received on Friday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with an Eastern Star service at 7:30

1 comment:

  1. Miss you greatly Betty. You were the BEST flight instructor. You taught me precision instrument flying. You also taught me fly by seat of pants and how to fly if blinded using other senses. God Bless you always Bob Haight