Betty Unger

Betty Unger


Betty Unger was born on June 17, 1928, on March 12, 2023, she went home to be with Jesus and her family and friends on the other side fulfilling God’s promise of eternal life. At Betty’s side was her daughter, Darlene Unger.

Darlene and Betty were always at one another’s side throughout life, as best friends are. Whether it was Betty watching over Darlene sleeping in her crib, or leaving work to stay at home with Darlene as she grew, or as adults, caring for each other, caring for their “furbabies” together, laughing together, they were holding hands and hearts to the very end. And one day, they will be together again, as mom and daughter, as Darlene always says, “thank you Jesus.”

Betty was the child of Herbert William Waugh and Irene Frances “Souders” Waugh, both deceased and with the Lord. She was the beloved wife of Edward “Wise” Unger for 64 years. Ed was her beloved husband and a veteran, whom she loved and devotedly cared for in the later years using much humor and love, especially in the difficult times. She had two brothers, both deceased; Herbert Waugh, Jr. who died shortly after birth and her brother Robert W. Waugh, Sr., “Uncle Bill,” whom Betty loved dearly all of his life. He passed in 1990. “Uncle Bill” is survived by his dear wife, Jean Waugh, “Aunt Jean,” to Darlene. Betty had one younger sister, Catherine Shoemaker of Berkeley Springs, whom Betty would babysit and helped teach her ABC’s. Betty is also survived by nephews Robert Waugh, Jr. and wife Cindy and Stanley Shoemaker, Jr. and wife Brenda. A niece Kristina Waugh-Davis and husband Scott…and their precious Xander – Betty loved him so.

As a young woman, Betty spent summers working at the Little Miss Tomato canning factory in Berkeley Springs. In the early years of marriage Betty worked as a maid at The Washington Hotel alongside her dear friend Marie Clem. Mom, “Aunt Jean” and “Grandma” cleaned many of the businesses in town. More than anything, Betty was devoted to her family. She generously gave them the best of her. She gave the best of herself to Lenny & Ralph and those in need, to the mailman, FedEx driver, her friends, her neighbors, to Penny Yost, making sure they always had a treat to brighten their day, always giving to the very end. She made sure she always looked the best for herself and for everyone; hair, make-up and clothes, always looking beautiful even if just watching “The Price is Right” or “90 Day Finance” or simply doing housework. Her sense of humor was wonderful.

More than anything. Betty was a child of God, and we were blessed for 94 years. She is greatly missed but one day we will see her again; we feel her presence still each day. “Thank you Jesus.” A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.