East Aurora Advertiser

Obituary: Betty Jane Penfold, Beloved Mother, Published Writer

Betty Jane Penfold 

June 17, 1929 - Jan. 21, 2022

Betty Jane Penfold died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Wales on Friday, January 21, under the care of Hospice. She was 92.

Born in 1929 in Wales, to Edna (nee Heintz) and Norman Smithley, Mrs. Penfold graduated from East Aurora High School, at the age of 16,  and went on to work as a secretary at Marshall’s Insurance Company on Main Street in East Aurora.

At 18, Mrs. Penfold married William Bruce Penfold. They built a home on Bi...

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