Betty L. Hetherington, 85, of Ringtown, Pa and a resident of Laurels Senior Living Community, Hazleton, Pa, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, April 28th at the Laurels.
Born on August 25th, 1934 in Lightstreet, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Josephine “Selock” Keller.
Betty was a homemaker and also worked alongside her husband, Jack on the family farm in Ringtown, Pa. She was a devoted member of the Aurand United Methodist Church in Ringtown and was a member of the former Ladies Polyanna Class.
Besides her parents, she was preceded by her husband, John “Jack” Hetherington in 2015, 1 sister, Janet Shafransky in 2018, and 1 grandson, Nick Careyva in 1996.
Surviving are 5 daughters, Jacquelyn Hemperly with Keith – Lebanon, Pa, Karen Smarkanic with Michael – Frackville, Pa, Betsy Careyva with Patrick Loftus – Ringtown, Pa, Jill Careyva with Edward – Ringtown, Pa, and Amy Davis with Drew – Stroudsburg, Pa, 1 brother, MSGT James Keller – Gambrills, Md, 1 sister, Shirley Loucks – Broomall, Pa, 9 grandchildren, Joseph, Kristy, Rochelle, Beth, Mark, Sarah, Jeffrey, Liam, and Rylee, 4 great grandchildren, Alivia, Makenna, Claire, and Emmalyn, and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 5th in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ringtown, Pa, officiated by Pastor Craig Zimmerman.
Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to either: Aurand United Methodist Church, 217 W. Main St, Ringtown, Pa 17967 or the Ringtown Area Library, 132 W. Main St, Ringtown, Pa 17967
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