Betty J. Hauze, 99, formerly of Sybertsville, passed away Wednesday morning February 12, 2020 at Smith Health Care Center, Mountain Top, where she had resided for the past ten years.
Born in Berwick, December 19, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Umstead) Watts. Prior to residing at Smith she had spent 56 years in Sybertsville, after moving from Berwick.
Betty had worked as a Machine Operator at the Berwick Shirt Factory, and Sadock's Shirt Factory, Sybertsville. She had also worked as a salesperson at The Boston Store, Boscov's and Stewart's Drive-In. She was a member of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Conyngham. She was a volunteer with the Sugarloaf Township Fire Company, and was an avid fan of Berwick High School and Penn State sports.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband John A. Hauze, who passed away January 23, 2002; four brothers Clarence, Raymond, Roland, and Robert Watts; and four sisters Lois Ginter, Beatrice Samsel, Yvonne Herring, and Fern Brown.
Surviving are her daughter Sharon Shultz and her husband Thomas, Drums; two grandchildren William Shultz and Bryanna Shultz and her companion Blaine Fisher; two great-granddaughters Sakura and Selene Fisher; and many nieces and nephews in the Berwick and Sugarloaf areas.
Her funeral will be held Monday February 17, 2020 at 11 am with a Memorial Service from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums. Interment will follow in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 am until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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