Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Betty J. McDonald, 85

Mrs. Betty J. (Collins) McDonald, 85, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Rochester Manor in Rochester.

Mrs. McDonald was born on March 7, 1934 in North Sewickley Twp. to the late James and Alvina (Grossman) Collins. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1952. For 18 years she worked as a bus driver with the Hessler Bus Company for the Riverside School District. She is a member of the New Brighton United Methodist Church. In her earlier years, Betty was a committee member for the Beaver County Democratic Party, and held many offices with the Suburban Women’s Club. Betty was also a member of the Red Haters Club.

She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Campbell of Ellwood City, Karla (James) Winkle of New Brighton, and Kathy McDonald of Ellwood City, her sons, Donald McDonald of Colorado, Jeffery (Elaine) McDonald of Ohio, Mark McDonald of Ohio, and Chaun (Maria) McDonald of Vandergrift, her twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles L. “Whistle” McDonald whom she married on November 24, 1951 and passed away on July 23, 2015, her¬†grandson, Robert “Bobby” Campbell, and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 pm until the time of the service at 7:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Rev. Gary Hilton officiating. Interment will be at the Sylvanian Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. McDonald’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library, or the Beaver County Human Society.


  • John Knapton Posted December 6, 2019 8:27 am

    I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Donna Stevenson Posted December 9, 2019 5:56 pm

    To All of Betty’s Family: On this side of the river of life, Rain is falling like one’s tears. But, Betty’s eyes behold her “loved ones” Amid welcoming arms and cheers.
    Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of a truly wonderful lady. Love to All,…. Donna & Bob Stevenson

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