Betty Sullivan

Betty Mae Sullivan, 97, of Swansboro, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at her home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Her celebration of life service will be held at a later date in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro.

She was born July 25, 1922, in Hartstown, Pa., the daughter of the late Leo Dewey and Margaret A. Cotton Shaw.

Betty was a quality control supervisor for Talon Zipper Co., making zippers for flight suits during World War II.

She is survived by daughter, Kristi S. Welton; son-in-law, Richard C. Welton of Swansboro; grandchildren, Elizabeth Holton and husband Hunt, Mary Mullins and husband Jonathon and Ricky Welton; great-grandchildren, Emma Rowland, Lilly Rowland, Celia Rowland, Avilene Holton, William Holton, Basil Mullins, Stella Mullins and Gavin Mullins; grandson-in-law, Brian Rowland; and brother, Richard Shaw and wife Nancy of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

She was preceded in death by husband, Francis Doyle Sullivan; brothers, Jack and Lester Shaw; and daughter, Amy Rowland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro. Online condolences may be made to the family at

(Paid obituary)

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