Nancy Joanne Betz, 84, of Danville, PA and
formerly of Elysburg PA entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior and
reunited with the love of her life on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Emmanuel
Nursing Center in Danville PA. She was born July 15, 1934 in Danville PA
the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen D. Ranck Hill.
She graduated from Shamokin High School.
She was preceded in death by her devoted
husband of 57 years, Freeman H. Betz whom she married March 19, 1955.
In her earlier years, Nancy was employed by the
Shamokin School District as secretary for the Guidance Department, for the
school nurse, and later as the bookkeeper. When her children were born, she
devoted herself to making a home for her husband and children. She worked
at Geisinger Medical Center as a receptionist in the Emergency Department
from 1972 – 1979 and then as a Patient Representative until 1995, from where
She was a member of Elysburg Presbyterian
Church where she was very active serving people. She was a volunteer for
the American Red Cross and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the
Danville/Tri-County After 5 Club where she served as Prayer Advisor along
with many other positions.
Nancy was an avid reader and loved birdwatching.
Nancy leaves behind a legacy of loving God, loving her family dearly, and
loving and serving people in any way she could throughout her life. The
greatest joy she had in life was when she was with her children and her
grandchildren whom she adored. She will be greatly missed by them all.
She is survived by two sons; Chris Betz of
Lansdowne VA and Carl A. Betz and his wife Donna of Danville PA; two
daughters; the Reverend Allyson J. Estes and her husband Tracy of Asbury NJ
and Lee A. Gordner and her husband Jeff of Bloomsburg PA. Also surviving
are 10 grandchildren; Megan and her husband Jonathan Trenary; Kelsey Betz
and her husband James Naples; Derek Betz; all of Virginia; Myleah, Miles and
Clara Estes of New Jersey; Samuel and his wife Alicia of Montoursville PA;
Kendra Gallagher and her husband Corey of Lewisburg PA; Morgan Betz and her
fiancé Aaron Clemons of Damascus Maryland and Lydia Gordner of Bloomsburg
PA; two step-grandchildren, Jeremy Gordner and his companion Julianne Gay of
Millville PA and Jered Gordner and his wife Kristey of Marietta PA; three
great-grandchildren; Aidan, Emelia and Isabelle Betz and one
step-great-grandson, Emmett Gordner as well as twin girls on the way in June
and one other in August. She is also survived by two nieces.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph
“Ted” Hill and one sister, Dorothy Jane Hill Neely.
Per Nancy’s request, a private graveside
service will be held at the convenience of her family at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Elysburg
Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund 320 West Valley Avenue Elysburg PA 17824.
Arrangements are under the direction of
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.