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Betty J. 'Betsy' Sapp, special events director

Betty J. 'Betsy' Sapp, special events director

Betty J. "Betsy" Sapp, a former flight attendant who later became director of special events at Goucher College, died April 19 of ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center. The Hydes resident was 81.

The daughter of Harry Herbert Hayes, a railway postal clerk and inventor, and Clara Jane Clements Hayes, a homemaker, Betty Jane Hayes was born and raised in Cincinnati, where she graduated in 1953 from Walnut Hills High School.

After earning a bachelor's degree in 1957 from Miami University of Ohio, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, she worked for a year as an American Airlines stewardess.

In 1958, she married Ronald E. Sapp, who later became...

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