Betty B. Harkins

March 11, 1928 - October 17, 2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 92 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother and Friend.

Betty B. Harkins, age 92, of Kennett Square, PA, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 17, 2020. She was the wife of the late George Harkins, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Born at her family farm in Rosedale, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella (Clough) Buffington.

She was a 1946 graduate of Kennett High School, where after many years of employment, she subsequently retired.

Betty was a woman of faith who lived a rewarding and full life; but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She cherished her large and welcoming Christmas Eve celebration; and for over 40 years, she was known for her Sunday morning breakfast.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Chambers and her husband, Dennis, of Kennett Square, PA, Marlene Taylor and her husband, Donald, of Cochranville, PA, Faith Guizzetti and her husband Michael, of Landenberg, PA, 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Bobby Harkins, her daughter, Betty Lou Talamonti, and her son-in-law, Anthony Talamonti.

You are invited to visit with Betty’s family and friends from 10:00 – 11:30 on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W State Street, Kennett Square, PA. ( Face masks and social distancing will be observed ) Interment will be private.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit



October 22, 2020 10:00-11:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


Will be held privately


  1. Faith, Marlene and Sharon,

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a such a nice lady and the mother of a great family. You are all in my family’s prayers at this time.

    Rob Hartman and Family

    Robert Hartman | November 12, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  2. I got to know Betty through the twins who were friends of my daughter, Holly. She was always so friendly and accommodating. I am sure the family will miss her tremendously. May your good memories sustain all of you.
    Blessings, Carmen Knox

    Carmen Knox | October 28, 2020 at 10:29 AM
  3. I am sorry to have lost a friend from the high school. I worked at the high school with Betty and she was always helpful and had a smile on her face. It was a pleasure to know her. Got to know her better at the retiree breakfasts and she was a soldier thru all her illnesses. I will keep her family in my prayers, as family was important to her.

    ARLENE SCHOCK | October 23, 2020 at 9:13 AM
  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You had an awesome mother. She was a good neighbor;
    Always with a smile. And she had good children, grand children and great grand children. She was
    blessed and you were all blessed. I will miss her terribly.

    Dolores Allen | October 22, 2020 at 9:54 PM
  5. Faith, Marlene, Sharon & families,
    Thank you for sharing such a special lady with so many people. She was a sweet person and I am glad to have known her. I know she will be watching over you all and that all of you have a piece of her in your hearts. Prayers for you to get past your sad days. In friendship, Becky

    Becky Evans Tolmie | October 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  6. Dear family,
    I knew Betty from her time at Kennett High School, but really got to know her at our monthly retiree breakfasts. She was a great friend and she sure loved her family. I will miss her. God bless you all.

    Joanne Ferroni | October 21, 2020 at 5:54 PM
  7. Marlene, Faith, Sharon and Families,
    I was sorry to hear of Betty’s passing and I’m sure she will be missed by all who knew her. She was a sweet lady and always friendly to everyone. My sincere condolences to all of her family and I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | October 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  8. My thoughts and prayers are with Mom Mom’s family. For the many weddings, bingos and social gatherings we all shared you were always a joy to be around. The laughter and fun we shared were a treasure I will dearly miss those times.
    Rest In Peace

    Richard V Ruoss | October 21, 2020 at 2:02 PM
  9. We’re all so sorry to hear that Aunt Betty has passed. Condolences and sympathy to all during this difficult time.
    Uncle Manny, Diane & Jim , and Debbie & Steve

    Diane Furlong | October 21, 2020 at 1:49 PM
  10. Marlene, Faith, Sharon & Families,
    Your mom was one of the nicest people in the neighborhood. Betty worked hard, raised a beautiful family and was blessed with many grandchildren. We know she was loved by many & will be deeply missed. Our families will be keeping everyone in our prayers in the days & weeks ahead.

    Pam, Gus, Linda, Jim & Ricky

    Pam Brittingham | October 20, 2020 at 4:28 PM
  11. Sharon, Marlene, Faith and Families, It is with sadness having hear of your dear Mom’s passing. I always enjoyed spending time with her as a kid when my sister Mary would take me to her family farm where I interacted with the animals. A kid’s joy. Throughout all these years I would often visit with Betty at the Kennett Giant reliving old, happy memories. What a joy to have shared your mom’s uplifting spirit, sweet smile and always her kind words. Please know how blessed I am for having had her in my life. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, seeking God’s peace, comfort and strength at this time.
    Lydia Richardson Akerman

    Lydia Akerman | October 20, 2020 at 2:26 PM
  12. To All of Betty`s Family, My sincerest sympathy and God`s Blessings to all. I have missed seeing Betty over these past years. She was always good company. Life happens and you loose track of each other but it dose not mean you forget them.
    Sincerely, Patsy Vanderkraats

    Patsy Vanderkraats | October 20, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  13. Sharon, Marlene, Faith and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was one of the kindest, friendliest and happiest ladies I have ever known. My sister, Mary, spoke so fondly of your mother over the years. Keeping you all in my prayers for peace and comfort surrounded in God’s love.

    Linda Richardson Hilyard | October 20, 2020 at 11:31 AM
  14. Mommom I can’t believe you are gone. You were the best grandmother ever. You will be missed and thought of often. You shared your faith with me when I was young. And thanks for putting the 4 teaspoons of sugar in my tea before school. But mostly for the love you shared to me, my kids, friends, and all who you met you welcomed like family. It was an honor and a blessing to know and love you. You will never be forgotten and I know that you are with Mom, Dad, Uncle Bobby and Poppop. Rest In Peace,

    Donna Schuibbeo | October 20, 2020 at 10:26 AM

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