Mary Scheetz, 98, socialite, volunteer

Mary Augusta Biddle Scheetz, 98, of Gladwyne, a mother, socialite, and civic volunteer, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square.

Known as “Dusty,” Mrs. Scheetz was born in Riverton, Burlington County, the daughter of Henry Canby Biddle and Margaret Seton Fleming Biddle. She was a descendant of the Owen Biddle branch of a family long prominent in Philadelphia civic affairs.

In 1935, she graduated from the Agnes Irwin School, where her mother had taught.

A debutante and Pond’s Cold Cream model, Mrs. Scheetz was featured in an advertisement in 1937 as “Miss Mary Augusta Biddle.”


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