Betty York Drukenmiller

June 5, 1930October 20, 2018

Betty Drukenmiller, age 88, born 1930 in Atlanta, Georgia, died October 20, 2018. Betty was the daughter of Robert Lee York and Marjorie H. Capps. She is survived by sons Roy III, Robert (with wife Tami) and Edward Drukenmiller; one daughter Daria Giebler; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was married for over 62 years to Roy Drukenmiller, Jr., who died in 2016.

Betty was a lifelong resident of Atlanta, GA. She graduated from North Fulton High School and Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. After graduation from college, she worked in the department of pathology for the Centers for Disease Control. Later, after the children were older, she worked for many years in the athletic ticket office at Georgia Tech.

Betty was active in the community, the church and in the lives of her children. She served as President of the Service League of Hapeville, President of the Ga. State PTA and was awarded a lifetime membership in the organization. For her service to the community, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Hapeville Exchange Club. Betty loved music and sang in church choirs in Hapeville and at the Peachtree Road UMC. She was a member of the Pops choral group and the Timothy Sunday School class. She enjoyed reading, travel and spending time with close friends and family.

The funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Betty Drukenmiller will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 11:00 AM, at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead. Prior to the service the family will greet friends at 10:00 AM at the church. After the service, a funeral procession will depart the church for interment at the Westview Cemetery in SW Atlanta. The family will also receive friends on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill funeral home in Atlanta. Donations in her honor may be made to the Hapeville United Methodist Church, the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Interment Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Betty York Drukenmiller

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Jason Smith

October 24, 2018

I remember her as a substitute teacher I had on several occasions! Great lady !

Janis (Parkinson) Snipes

October 22, 2018

Mrs. Drukenmiller was always such a enthusiastic part of everyone's everything in Hapeville. I remember her helping us with "fitting" our band uniforms in 8th grade. Hope all of you can take comfort in the years of happy memories and rest assured she's taking charge of organizing something in Heaven today!!

Darwin Conort

October 22, 2018

Ms. Drukenmiller( I always called her that, but many of my friends called her Betty) was like a second Mother to me and many others. Our lives growing up in Hapeville were enriched by her and her family. I owe much of my musical youth to Ms. Drukenmiller and family. We were friends, neighbors and family. Love and prayers out to you in this time, and always...

Jackie Jewett

October 22, 2018

This is Jackie Almand. Betty was a great mentor to me in my youth.
Her whole family is ingrained into my memories . Sympathies to the children.
You will be miss.