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Martha L. Crye

Martha L. Crye, 78 of Millsboro, Del., died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, after a brief illness, at her daughter’s home.

Born Aug. 30, 1944, in Natrona Heights, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Martha E. (Hoak) Simpson. Martha was a 1962 graduate of Harbrack High School in Natrona Heights.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Christopher T. Betush; her former husbands, William F. Crye; Marvin H. Shong; and Millard O. Wagner; and her sister Virginia (Ken) Reigard.

Martha leaves behind her daughter Susan (Dan) Camplese of Millsboro; her granddaughter Madison (Dylan) Zong of McVeytown; four great- granddaughters, Dylcia, Zayley, Monroe and Loewen Zong; a brother Gerald Simpson of Frederick, Md.; sister Carol Criswell of Natrona Heights; brother Neal Simpson of Natrona Heights; and sister Marlene (Dave) Moorhead of Boswell. Her ex-husband Charles T. (Tom) Betush also survives. Additionally, Martha also leaves behind 10 nephews; nine nieces; three stepsons; two step daughters; and two step grandsons; four step granddaughters and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Anyone who knew Martha knows that she was a force of life and the life of the party. She loved people and always welcomed company into her home, anytime and without prior notice. This was obvious by her great hugs and infectious laughter for anyone who was lucky enough to be her guest. She was also known for her crazy, outgoing personality and was well remembered for doing cartwheels at parties. She also had a pretty tremendous work ethic and loved meeting new people and playing cards with friends.

Although she will be missed greatly by so many on this Earth, we can only hope that she will continue to laugh, give lots of hugs and keep doing cartwheels in Heaven.

A celebration of Martha’s life will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences can be made, by making www.melsonfuneralservices.com.