Betty J. Souders
July 31, 1927 – October 3, 2012
Betty J. Souders, 85, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Cedar Haven where she had been a resident for over 3 years. She was born in Lebanon on July 31, 1927 to the late William White Pfautz and Ada Leininger Pfautz. Betty was the widow of Richard W. Souders who died in June 1989. She was a fun loving character and was always young at heart. In her younger days, Betty attended many softball games with her husband either playing or umpiring. She loved going on vacations to the Steel Pier in Atlantic City and had a passion for parades often taking her young nieces. Betty never had children of her own but treated her nieces, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews with love, never forgetting to send birthday and holiday wishes. They all meant the world to her and she especially enjoyed seeing the little ones. She is survived by a sister, Gloria, wife of Frederick Shertzer, Lebanon, nieces, Brenda, wife of Thomas Kunder, Lebanon, Sharon, wife of David Hunter, Temple and Linda, wife of Bruce Loser, Hummelstown. Also surviving are 7 great nieces and nephews and 8 great-great nieces and nephews who she adored. Arrangements are entrusted to The Rohland Funeral Home with a graveside service scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Cedar Haven’s Therapeutic Recreation Fund, 590 S. 5th Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Betty J. Souders
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October 8, 2012
My Aunt Betty made the dash between the years she lived and died matter in more ways than she knew. While she never had children of her own, her thoughtfulness and generosity helped shape who her nieces became and she will live on through each of us. Thinking of her family at special times in their lives and always remembering their birthdays was just a part of who she was. She set a wonderful example of the role of an Aunt in a child's life. Thoughts of the time I spent with her will always be among my fondest childhood memories.