January 17, 2012
WOOSTER, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2012 – Bettye Jo Mastrine, executive
assistant to the president of the college and a member of The College of
Wooster family for more than three decades, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, at
her home. She was 62.
“Bettye Jo, a consummate professional as executive
assistant to the president, has been a vital part of this College’s life for more
than 30 years, serving three presidents with skill, dedication, discretion, and
not least, humor,” said President Grant Cornwell. “She loved this special
place and its people, and we, in turn, loved her. As a newcomer to both The
College of Wooster and the presidency, I learned a tremendous amount from
Bettye Jo, for which I will always be grateful. I will miss her greatly.”
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22,
at 2 p.m. in McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University St., on The College of Wooster
campus. Pastor Candace Thomas and the Rev. Linda Morgan-Clement will officiate.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Mastrine began her service to the college in the secretarial
services department in 1979. In 1982 she became secretary to the dean of
admissions. In 1984 she moved to the president’s office, where she remained for
the next 27 years, serving three college presidents: Henry J. Copeland from
1984 to 1995, R. Stanton Hales from 1995 to 2007, and Grant H. Cornwell from
2007 until her death.
A complete obituary will appear in The Daily Record on
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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