Betty Jean Joslin, resident of Cambridge Springs, age 84, passed away at Crawford County Care Center on Friday, September 26, 2014. Born on October 26, 1929 in Maysville, KY. Betty was the daughter of the late Allen D. Harney and Lutie J. Sutton Harney. She married Willard E. Joslin on October 18, 1947. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1999.

Joslin, Betty JeanAlways publicly active in life, in her earlier years Betty was President of the Parent Teacher Association in 1955. Girl Scout Leader in the 1960’s. She was a former member of the Gam-Sac-Mah Womens Club in Cambridge Springs. Was former member of the Cambridge Springs Order of Eastern Star where she was a past Worthy Matron. She was the secretary and Visiting Chairman, along with her husband, Bill, of the Hernando County Chapter of Mended Hearts in FL. One of Betty and Bill’s most modest contributions to the community was the start of C.A.V.A.S. She and Bill, mortgaged their home to purchase the first ambulance and again years later, mortgaged their home to purchase the building where Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service now stands. Betty was one of the first Emergency Medical Technician for C.A.V.A.S. Betty enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking and making hooked rugs. She enjoyed playing the organ. Most importantly, Betty was active in the First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs and was a longtime member of the Berean Sunday School Class.

Joslin, Betty Jean Preceding her in death was her brother, Allen D. Harney and her grandson, Geoffrey S. Joslin. Surviving Betty are her three children -?Bradley D. Joslin and his wife, Karen of Meadville; Bonnie J. Frisina and her husband, Joseph III of Bradford, PA; and Robert A. Joslin and his wife Bonnie of Cambridge Springs; two sisters-in-law – Selma Harney of Cape Coral, FL and Gerrie Joslin Dean of Albion, PA. Also among survivors are her five grandchildren – Paul Joslin, and his wife, Stacey of Saegertown; Rachael Smith and her husband, Jearl of Mt. Jackson, VA; Zachary Ruth of Bradford, PA; Jordan Joslin and his wife, Karen of Saegertown; Isaiah Joslin and his wife, Amanda of Cambridge Springs; five great-grandchildren – Alexandria Joslin, Maria Joslin and Eryn Joslin, Cody Hartzel; Alivia Joslin.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a funeral service there on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. A friend of the family, Mark Shearer, will officiate.