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Betty L. (Zehner) Dietrich

April 22, 1923 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Betty Dietrich Obituary

Betty L. Dietrich, 100, of Rock Glen, passed away Saturday evening, February 10, 2024, at The Laurels Senior Living Community in Hazleton, where she had resided for the past three years. 

Born in Sugarloaf, April 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Warren F. and Mildred (Ansbach) Zehner and spent the past 40 years in Rock Glen, after moving from Philadelphia. 

Betty was a graduate of Black Creek Township High School in 1940, and Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1945 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  She then taught at Chalfont Elementary School for 36 years, having retired in 1982. 

She was a lifetime member of the Bucks County Retired Teachers Association and the Bloomsburg Alumni Association.  She was also a member of Black Creek United Methodist Church, where she served on the PPR committee, Trustees, Administrative Board, and Education Committee, and had been a Sunday school secretary for 17 years.  She was also active in the United Methodist Women's group of her church where she served as treasurer for 19 years and had also served 10 years as the church's representative to Hazleton Enlarged Ministries.  She was also a charter member of the PA State Teachers' Association-Retired; a past member of the Twin County Lionettes where she served as Vice President, President, and Secretary.  

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her loving husband, Francis "Bud" Dietrich, who passed on April 8, 1998; seven brothers Daniel, Clair, Fred, Carl, Ben, Wright and infant Roy Zehner; and five sisters, Joyce Torck, Dorothy Gerhard, Alma Hartranft, Evelyn Wagner, and infant Helen Zehner. 

Surviving are her sister, Virginia Shank, Rock Glen; many nieces and nephews; and her two god-daughters, Vicki Harman and her husband Mark, Rock Glen; and Jeanne Calvi and her husband Charles, VA.  

Her funeral will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 11 AM in Black Creek U.M. Church 158 Golf Course Road, Sugarloaf. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West), 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen, on Wednesday evening, February 14, 2024 from 6-8 PM and Thursday morning in Black Creek U.M. Church from 10 AM until time of service.

 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Black Creek U.M. Church, 158 Golf Course Road, Sugarloaf, PA 18249, or the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association, 50 E. Main Street Greenly Center, 3RD Floor, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Online condolences can be entered, and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.

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Services

Public Viewing
Wednesday
February 14, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West)
1265 Rock Glen Road
Rock Glen, PA 18246

Public Viewing
Thursday
February 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Black Creek United Methodist Church
158 Golf Course Road
Sugarloaf, PA 18249

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Black Creek United Methodist Church
158 Golf Course Road
Sugarloaf, PA 18249

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
February 15, 2024

Black Creek United Methodist Cemetery
158 Golf Course Road
Sugarloaf, PA 18249

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