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Betty Whalen

February 11, 1957 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Betty L. (Crego) Whalen, 63, of Oswego passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

Betty was born in Oswego on February 11, 1957, a daughter to the late Franklyn and Marie Crego.  She was a graduate of the Oswego High School, class of 1974.   She was a lifelong resident of the Oswego area.  She was primarily a homemaker but, did work as a pharmacy technician.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where she was involved in the choir and the Methodist Youth Fellowship.  Betty loved her six grandchildren and spending time with them was one of her most favorite things to do.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Henry J. Whalen; her parents, Franklyn and Marie Crego; siblings, William Crego, Rev. Harold Crego, Constance Smith, and Barbara Crego; sister in law Judy (Taylor) Crego; brother in laws, William Hogan II and Joseph Smith.

She is survived by her four children, Phillip Whalen of Oswego, Alyssa (Whalen) Wyatt of Tennessee, Joseph Whalen (Katlynn Wetzel) of Oswego, and Brian Whalen (Heather George) of Oswego; siblings, Corinne (Crego) Lewis of Oswego, Frances Hogan of Oswego, Shirley (Bruce) Turner of Oswego, Frank (Glenda) Crego of Paxton, Illinois, Samuel (Tina) Crego of Oswego; sister in law Beverly Crego of Olean, NY; her six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved 12 year old fur baby, Max.  

Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oswego County Hospice in Betty’s memory.

James A. Menter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


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