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“Always had fond memories of you, Betty, coming to ceramic class and at Barrie's Shoes.My sympathies to all the family.I always loved Betty's smile...Read More »
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“Dear Pennell, So sorry to hear of your loss Pennell. Betty was very special and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Joan & Roy ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Roy and Joan Shank Simmers - PA

“So sorry for your loss, she was a special lady to our son. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Clem and Carole Hoeger

“Jeff and Mr. Cloud,My sincere condolences for your loss, Mrs. Cloud was a kind, considerate and genuine person and I know you loved her deeply. The...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Steve Potter - Downingtown, PA

“Dear Pete & Jeff and family, Betty will forever be in my heart for as a little girl I remember chatting with her about so many things while she was...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Taylor Holcomb - SC

“I worked for many years with Jeff and Mary at Delmarva Power and I knew them both even before they were married. I sang at their wedding, and that...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Kaye Tyson - Bear, DE

“I am sorry for your loss. I haven't seen Betty in years, but would keep up with the news of her family through my sister, Irene DeRenzo and her...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Horpel Beam - Crofton, MD

“Jeff & Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. God Bless you and your family. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Dottie Dove - Wilmington, DE

“Looking forward to celebrating your memory with family and friends on "TT". Eric I'm sure will have some wonderful stories to tell ??. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Paige - Pike Creek, DE

“Cloudy and family - I always got so excited to see Miss Betty in OCMD. I loved how she fussed over my kids and will miss her smile, laughter and...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Shawn and Jen Wagner - PA

“Miss Betty, OCMD will not be the same without you, we will miss you. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Harry & Sue - Kirkwood, PA

“Dear Cloudy & Family, We are deeply saddened and will miss Mrs. Betty very much. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We so much enjoyed her loyal...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Angie & Scott Lathroum Reel Inn - MD

“Jeff , I am keeping you and family in my prayers at this time .. I didnt realize Betty was your Mom until reading her obituary ... I knew her on a...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Cheryl Hall Ruoss - Avondale, PA

“Betty is a wonderful person to be around. Pennell and her were a beautiful couple. Always helping people to make them happy. Betty and I enjoyed our...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Rowland & Sara P Hoopes - PA

“Cloudy and Jeff, I was so saddened to hear of Betty's passing. She was a great lady, so many memories being next door neighbors for so long. You will...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Buffy Hoeger - Kennett Square, PA

“I am so very lucky to call Betty & Cloudy my neighbors. I can't imagine two nicer people. I will miss seeing Betty. My condolences to you and your...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Klingelhofer - PA

“Cloudy, Jeff and Family: So many memories of our Dear Miss Betty. We certainly had a GREAT time with you both during the OC Air Show and will...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Shelley & Dale Mincer - PA

“Jeff your mother was a wonderful lady... ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Wendy Gibson - Oxford, PA

“My memories would fill a book. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: susan davis - ocean city, MD

“Betty you have left us to soon, but I know you are looking down on us. I will miss our phone calls. We have had a lot of good times in Ocean City, ...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Marti Bohrer - Rockville, MD

“Cloudy, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We know how devoted you were to her. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Linda , Pudge and Donna - PA


Elizabeth "Betty" J. Cloud, age 77, passed away on July 11, 2014 with her family by her side at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia after a brief illness. She was born April 17, 1937 in Wilmington, DE to the late Kennard and Erma Rigler Sweede of Chadds Ford, PA. She was the granddaughter of Joseph and Katie Rigler; and the niece of Earl and Margaret Rigler.

Betty attended Junior High at the Chadds Ford School where she earned a letter in softball and was a member of the Glee Club. While attending Kennett High School she was part of "The Five K's" cheerleading squad and graduated in 1955. After graduation Betty was employed by Diamond State Telephone in testing services for 5 years. In 1957 Betty married her high school sweetheart Horace "Pennell" Cloud and shortly after settled into their current home in Kennett Square. After their son, Jeffrey Lane Cloud, was born in 1960 Betty spent her time as a homemaker and leading Cub Scout Pack 24 in many activities. In the late 1970s she became a member of Barrie's Shoes in Kennett Square where she continued to work for 19 years.

Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting and playing Scrabble with her friend, Loretta. Betty loved preparing for Christmas and shopping for all her friends and relatives, especially the little ones. Her home was always filled with holiday decorations and her Christmas tree filled with hundreds of cherished ornaments, carefully packed and unpacked each year.

Over the years Betty and her husband traveled extensively visiting 13 countries but the place most special to her was Ocean City, MD where she had taken vacations every year since the 1940s. Her husband joined the tradition and for over 4 decades they would stay at the same hotel (the former Belmont-Hearne) on Dorchester Street where they made many friends and began an annual Pig Roast at the hotel every Fall. The Mayor of Ocean City, MD awarded Betty and Pennell the "Key to the City" for their years of supporting the beach community, providing interviews for regional publications and actively participating in local events like Sunfest.

In addition to the Pig Roasts at the beach and working at Pete's Pig Out Concession Stand, Betty enjoyed helping with Pig Roasts along the Elk River with her son and his wife where she loved playing with her great grandson Ethan. In recent years she took great pleasure in spending time with her little buddy, Jayden, at Nixon Park in Kennett Square where they would walk, fish and feed corn to the deer and squirrels.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband, Horace P. Cloud, her son, Jeffrey L. Cloud and his wife, Mary, of Chesapeake City, MD; 4 nieces, Patti Bryson of Wilmington, DE, Donna Pida of Wilmington, DE, Karen E. Fidanza and her husband, Mark V., of Avondale, PA, Carol T. Myers and her husband, Cubby, of Kennett Square, PA. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Norma Sweede, Patricia Pida and Lois Tice. Other survivors include several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing and visitation on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Union Hill Cemetery, 424 North Union St, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

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