Betty H. Wessell, 85, of Topsail Beach, NC, passed away Saturday August 18, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Columbia, SC, on March 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Laurie A. and Wilhelmina Rich Harrison and was preceded in death by her sisters, Laurie Ann Bruton and Nancy Edna Harrison and her husband, Hardy Wessell.
She had retired as a bookkeeper at Corps of Engineering Credit Union, a member of the US Power Squadron, and was a communicate of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. A Life member of the Girl Scouts of America, a volunteer with AARP Tax Consultant for the Elderly, and the Christian Seaman’s Center at the State Ports. She worked on construction for Habitat Homes, was a volunteer with the Girls Club, a Girl Scout Leader from 1958 until 1977 and served on their Board for 9 years.
Surviving are: a daughter, Nancy H. Wessell of Charleston, SC, three sons; Lawrence A. and wife, Judy, of Topsail Beach, Robert S. of Wilmington, and Thomas H. and wife, Susan, of Santa Cruz, CA, two sisters, Sarah Reimer of Ithaca, NY, and Billie MacAdams and husband, Warren, of Cincinnati, OH. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Tressa Bell and husband, Chris, Christina Langrudi and husband, Chan, Mandy San Angelo and husband, David, Jacob Wessell and wife, Mara, Joseph Wessell, Jennifer Wessell, and Mackenzie Wessell; seven great-grandchildren; Ethan and Emma Bell, Alexis and Anthony San Angelo, Asher, Keely, and Colton Wessell, also several nieces and nephews including Rebecca Ann Bruton of Hampstead.
Memorial Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M Thursday, August 23, 2012, which is Hardy and Betty’s 65th wedding anniversary, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilmington, NC, by the Rev. Mark Opgrand.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12 N. 6th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910.383.3511