Betty M. (Detweiler) Goss Collins

February 13, 1921 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 98)


Betty M. Goss Collins, 98, of Lewistown, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Ohesson Manor.

Born on Feb. 13, 1921, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Simon K. and Alta Lucretia (Bentz) Detweiler.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her first husband, Carl M. Goss Jr.; second husband, William T. Collins; and a sister, Jean F. Appleby.

She is survived by; a son, Donald L. Goss, and wife, Carol, of Lewistown; stepsons, R. William Collins, and wife, Sandra of Pequea, Thomas Collins and wife, Mona, of State College; a granddaughter, Molly J. Schlegel; step-grandchildren, Karen Giordano and husband, Joe, Holly Gladfelter and husband, Chris, Thomas Jr., and Marty Collins; great-grandson, Cole Schlegel; step-great-grandchildren, Kimberly Giordano, Jennifer, and Eric Gladfelter; nephew, Jeff Appleby and wife, Joyce; and many nieces and nephews on the Goss side of the family.

Betty was a Lewistown High School graduate, Class of 1939.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, in Lewistown.

Earlier in life, she worked as a secretary at R.M. Sassaman Oil Company and later at Service Petroleum.

Betty enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and was an avid reader. Earlier in life, she enjoyed bowling.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Doug Pierce officiating.

Interment will take place at Juniata Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to: Meals on Wheels, c/o Lake Park United Methodist Church, 400 Crystal Spring Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044 or Mifflin County Library, 123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


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July 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn
200 N. Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Funeral Service
July 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn
200 N. Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Interment following funeral service
July 25, 2019

Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown


Meals on Wheels c/o Lake Park U.M.C.
400 Crystal Spring Ave., Lewistown PA 17044

Mifflin County Library
123 N. Wayne St., Lewistown PA 17044

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