Betty Trapp

Obituary of Betty Trapp

Elizabeth (Betty) Simmons Trapp, 87, transitioned into Eternal Rest on Saturday March 6, 2021 at Covenant Place. Betty was born in Columbus Ohio on March 21, 1933 and grew up in Columbia SC. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Marvin D. Trapp and an infant daughter, Catherine Simmons Trapp, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Surviving are her children, Marvin Daniel Trapp, Jr. (Scottie) of Charlotte, NC , Sallie Trapp Stafford (Steve) of Sumter and David Bryan Trapp (Sylvia) of Sumter. Grandchildren, Simmons Trapp Purdy (Russ) and Catherine Trapp, Margaret Stafford Manders (Kelly) and Stephen Stafford (Katie), and Austin and Alexandria Trapp. Great-grandchildren, Francis, Jacquie and Julia Purdy, Michael Manders and Jackson Stafford. She was a committed Christian and a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Sumter where she was an active member of her circle, The Bethany Sunday School Class and was honored with a Life Membership in Presbyterian Women. Her failing eyesight in recent years did not slow her down until a fall last July required she move from independent to assisted living in Covenant Place. She loved listening to sermons and audio books and was an avid bridge player until the past few years. Betty cherished her family and doted on her grandchildren throughout their lives. The recent additions of great-grandchildren delighted her thoroughly and she relished hearing about their every adventure. She will be remembered for her kind disposition, giving nature and hearty laugh. The family would like to thank the staff at Covenant Place for their loving care over the last 13 years. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 13th at Sumter Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Dan Barber and Rev. Danny Trapp officiating. All attendees are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing during the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28209 or to First Presbyterian Church of Sumter. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.