BETTY Mc CRACKEN SHERIFF, 84, of San Antonio, TX died January 24, 2006, at Homewood Residence at Castle Hills. Born October 1, 1921 in Avis, PA, she was the daughter of Enloe L. and Imo R. Mc Cracken. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Robert B. Sheriff, Sr. They lived in Baltimore, MD, for almost 50 years. In 1989, they moved to Kent Island on the Chesapeake Bay where they spent thirteen wonderful years. In 2002, they moved to San Antonio, TX. Betty worked for 30 years in the Social Security Administration in Baltimore until her retirement in 1978. She served as the Social Security liaison with the White House and Congress during the 1960's and 1970's. Betty loved travel with trips to the Middle East, Israel, Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and the Caribbean. She was active in her churches at Middle River, Hazelwood and Perry Hall in Baltimore and Wye Mill Bible Church on Kent Island. She had her sons in church every Sunday. Betty wrote countless letters of encouragement to her friends, her family, her children, and grandchildren. She was everyone's encourager, tireless in her devotion to her family. Mother leaves us with a legacy of faith, hope and love and a resolve to be an encouragement to others as she was to us. Besides her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Kenneth Mc Cracken. Betty is survived by her three sons: William E. Sheriff and wife, Selma, of Baton Rouge, LA; Robert B. Sheriff, Jr. and wife, Sharon, of San Antonio; and Richard L. Sheriff, and wife, Kathie, of Key West, FL; four grandchildren: Scott Sheriff, Ronnie Marx, Kristin Strawn, and Brett Sheriff; four great-grandchildren: Kenneth and Savannah Strawn, and John and Adam Marx. She is also survived by brothers: Hobart Mc Cracken and wife, Marion, of Williamsport, PA, and Clifford Mc Cracken and wife, Faye, of Shippensburg, PA; and sister, Margaret Strayer, of New Oxford, PA, and many beloved nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the loving staff at Homewood Residence at Castle Hills; Barbara Repp, RN, Andrea Hoffman, LMSW, Rudy Lagunas, LVN, and staff of Vista Care Hospice; Leticia A. Cerda, MD; and Don Kurtti, TRMT, for their devotion and care of Betty. Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2006, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA, with funeral services to follow at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be held in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Mc Elhattan, PA.