Elizabeth A. Leary, age 84, of Brentwood Dr., Pymatuning Twp., Greenville and formally of Mercer and Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday morning, July 14, 2021 in UPMC Shenango Valley.

She was born in Mercer on May 28, 1937 to Albert L. and Helen M. (Thompson) Urey. Betty was a 1955 graduate of Mercer High School and in 1984 she received her LPN Certification from Mercer County Vo-Tech. She had been employed as an LPN at White Cliff Nursing Home, retiring in 1997. She had previously been employed at Bashline Hospital in Grove City and Bell Telephone in Mercer. Betty was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church. She and her late husband enjoyed riding their G.W. Trike Motorcycle on many trips throughout the U.S. and Canada and were members of G.W.R.R.A Chapter N. Betty bowled for many years and was a member of the Fire Cracker League in Greenville. She was a talented artist and painted several landscape paintings and was quoted as saying “I have the greatest family I could ever hope to have”.

On June 6, 1980, she married Jerald R. Leary, he preceded her in death on March 13, 2017. Betty is survived by two daughters, Susan K. Pollard and her husband Russ of Milford, OH, and Carol A. White and her fiance Paul McDonald of Mars, PA; a son, Thomas A. Kirby and his wife Anita of Greenville; two sisters, Margaret L. Giebner and Sandra L. Muha both of Hermitage; five brothers, Albert L. Urey of Vancouver, WA, James T. Urey of Reno, NV, Joseph N. Urey and his wife Denise of Mercer, Gerald L. Urey and his wife Lindy of Mercer and Jeffrey A. Urey and his wife Karen of Erie; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter Kathy Ann Kirby, a sister, Suzanne Balko, three brothers, Wayne L. Urey, Gary L. Urey and Daniel W. Urey and a nephew Wayne Urey, Jr.

Per Betty's wishes, cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Inurnment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Jamestown. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.



  1. Karen Nickerson Karen Nickerson
    July 15, 2021    

    Dear Carol,Sue, & Tommy. I am so sorry for your loss. I will surely miss her as I know you will also.I still can”t believe it. We had lunch together last week.Your Mother was one of my Best Friends.My Thoughts & Prayers are with all of you. God Bless You All. Love & Hugs. Karen

  2. Cindy Beggs Cindy Beggs
    July 15, 2021    

    I am sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I bowled with her and we went to lunch most Wednesday. She was a special person and will be truly missed. She loved her family and talked about you all. Much love and prayers to you all. Cindy Beggs

  3. Bob Gruver Bob Gruver
    July 16, 2021    

    My sincerest condolences to Sue, Sis & Tom

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 16, 2021    

    Deepest sympathy Roberta and Karen Floch

  5. Eleanore Donner Eleanore Donner
    July 16, 2021    

    I was so sorry to hear that Betty had passed away. May I extend my deepest sympathy to all her family. She was such a nice friend and I miss her so much already.

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