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Elizabeth “Betsey” S. Heepe

IRVINGTON—Elizabeth “Betsey” Stinchcomb Heepe died September 14, 2019, after a long, full and happy life.

Betsey was born on July 16, 1922, to Orville George and Elizabeth Jones Stinchcomb in Akron, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University where she received a degree in history and art. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

In 1944, she married William Jacob Heepe USMC (retired), her husband of 61 years. In 1966, Betsey moved to Charlottesville with her husband and two daughters. There she attended the University of Virginia and earned a master’s in education. She taught for many years at Woodbridge Elementary School.

She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Piedmont Garden Club and enjoyed tennis and a book club with her dear friends in Charlottesville.

In 1999, Betsey moved to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington. There she enjoyed the many programs offered, the friends she made and always was grateful for the attention and care she received from the RWC staff.

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Elizabeth Blythe Heepe and Mitch Rosenthal of Brooklin, Maine, and Jennifer H. and Donald McCann of White Stone, VA, five beloved grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private, graveside service will be held in Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation or Historic Christ Church, both in Irvington.

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