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Betty Jean (Bleyer) DuBois
July 8, 1937 ~ October 22, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Betty Jean DuBois, 86, of Lewistown, entered the gates of Heaven at 10:24 a.m., Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Geisinger- Lewistown Hospital.
Born July 8, 1937, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Lillian B. (Knepp) Bleyer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Specht, and sisters, Shirley and Donna Bleyer.
Betty is survived by: husband, Luther Franklin “FranK” DuBois Jr., whom she married Aug. 5, 1960; four children, Patricia Swailes-DuBois and husband, Don, of Mifflintown, David DuBois and wife, Sandra, Daniel DuBois, and Bertha DuBois and fiancé, Scott Brought, all of Lewistown; eleven grandchildren, Erin Meixel and husband, Scott, Kelsey Kane and husband, Zack, Lance DuBois and wife, Deidra, Chad DuBois and fiancé, Natalie Lavelle, Amanda Priznar and husband, Damian, Clay DuBois, Dalton DuBois and fiancé, Brianna Joleigh, Aiden DuBois, and Ashley Eminheizer; 14 great-grandchildren, Colt, Grace, Quinnley, Walker, Wyatt, Luke, Claire, Bryce, Martin, Marshall, Morgan, Emmalize, Gabrielle, and Luthor; and seven siblings, Harold “Butch” Bleyer and John Bleyer, both of Lewistown, David Bleyer, of Mifflintown, Ronald Bleyer, of Elizabethtown, Phyllis Snyder, and Gary Bleyer, both of Mifflintown, and Tim Bleyer and wife, Marie, of York; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a high school graduate and served in the U.S. Army as a registered nurse.
Betty was employed by the Pennsylvania Association of the Blind, and later did home nursing.
She was a member of Parkview Church of the Brethren.
Betty loved her large family, especially all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Christmas was her favorite holiday. Betty was a faithful Christian and loved her country.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 North Main Street, Lewistown, followed by the funeral service at noon, with Pastor Teresa Fink officiating.
A graveside service will take place at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with military honors by VFW Post 7011.