Betsy Broaddus O’Connell, 62, of Southern Shores, NC passed away on June 28, 2013 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. She was born in Charlottesville, VA and was the daughter of the late Charles N. and Elizabeth C. Broaddus.
She grew up in Harrisonburg, VA graduating from Harrisonburg High School in 1969. She attended North Carolina Wesleyan and graduated from Madison College now James Madison University. After college she worked at Rockingham National Bank. Following her passion of Education, Betsy started her teaching career at Buffalo Gap High School in Swoope, VA. She later took a position at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, VA then finished her career at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, VA. After over 30 years of service, Betsy retired to The Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Betsy is survived by her husband Dan O’Connell of Southern Shores, NC. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth Tysinger and husband Kevin of Harrisonburg, VA; Sarah K. Weldon and husband Michael of Harrisonburg, VA; two step-sons, Fred O’Connell and wife Susan of Virginia Beach, VA; Rob O’Connell of Raleigh, NC and four grandchildren, Page H. O’Connell, Sarah “Grace” Tysinger, Addison C. Weldon and Riley M. Weldon. She is also survived by two brothers, Bill Broaddus and wife Sue of Southern Shores, NC and Jack Broaddus and wife Mary of Harrisonburg, VA; many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo N.C. on Friday July 5, 2013 at 2 PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA, 23501-9873.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences