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Betty L. (Ronk) Wilhelm

October 29, 1940 ~ December 15, 2018 (age 78)

Betty L. Wilhelm, 78, of Lewistown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.

Born Oct. 29, 1940, in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Rittenhouse) Ronk.

She is survived by: her husband of 55 years, James D. Wilhelm; children, Brian Wilhelm and fiancee, Tracy Ewing, of Bellefonte, and Brent Wilhelm and wife, Deb, of Enola; two beloved granddaughters, Laura Wilhelm and Gretchen Wilhelm, who brought her much joy; and siblings, Hazel Miller, and Carl Ronk and wife, Linda, all of Mattawana.

Betty was a Rothrock High School graduate, Class of 1959.

She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Yeagertown for many years.

In her earlier years, Betty worked at Lewistown Candy and Tobacco.

Betty enjoyed gardening and had a wonderful green thumb. She loved fresh cut flowers and flowering gardens. She was also a delightful cook who loved to bake, especially for her family, and her apple pies were the best.

Betty was a wonderful friend to many. She made special times more special. She also loved to laugh and loved a great story.

A receiving of family and friends will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 132 N. Main St., Yeagertown, with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m., with Reverend Philip C. Tundell officiating.

Interment will take place at Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 132 N. Main St., Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Burnham.


Donations may be made to:

Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church
132 N. Main St., Yeagertown PA 17099


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