Betty E. "Bets" Witwer

Betty E. “Bets” Witwer, 81 years, of Elverson, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Berks Heim, following a long illness.

She was born on Wednesday, January 11, 1939.  Bets was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Margretta G. (Sheeler) Fries.

She was a secretary for 20 years at Rutt Custom Cabinetry.  Bets was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church and the Blue Ball Area Lioness Club, where she served as President and Secretary of the club.  She was a graduate of the Twin Valley High School, Class of 1956.  Her graduating class was the first to graduate from the newly merged school districts.  Bets was a member of the Elverson-Morgantown Lions Club.  She was active as a volunteer at the Welsh Mountain Home, the Elverson Halloween Parade and the reunions of the Elverson Grade School and Twin Valley High School, Class of 1956.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Fries.

Bets is survived by two daughters, Kim Witwer of Flying Hills and Keli Witwer of Kenhorst, a brother Sonny Fries of Elverson and a dear companion, Jim Bollinger of Morgantown.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1 PM from The Labs Funeral Home, Inc., 141 Pequea Ave., Honey Brook, Pa. with Rev. Dr. Carl P. Griffin officiating.  A private interment will be held at Elverson United Methodist Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Bets to Blue Ball Area Lioness Club, PO Box 172, Blue Ball, Pa.  17506.  

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa. 

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Kim & Keli, So very sad to hear this news. Wanted to attend but Jim’s back has been acting up & we had a previous apt. But our thoughts & prayers were with you both. Keep all your favorite memories within easy reach, each time you need a mother’s hug or love, for I’m sure you have many stored away. Big hugs to both of you beautiful girls. All our love to both of you, Mrs & Mr A

~ Joan & Jim aikens
3/2/2020 10:04:28 AM

Jim,My condolences.

~ Sam Acker
3/1/2020 5:10:25 PM

Sonny,Jim,Kim & Keli So sorry for the loss of your loved one . I want to express my condolences and sympathy . Seldom can words provide comfort during difficult times . Hopefully fond memories and time will do what words can not . You guys are in my thoughts . Kevin McGallicher

~ Kevin McGallicher
2/27/2020 8:44:51 PM

We have known Bets for many years, although have not been around her for quite awhile; however, we have always been fond of Bets, knowing her through Lionism. We know that she has been a good Lioness in the Blue Ball Lioness Club & are sure that she served well as a Lion. We wish her family & her companion Jim our condolences & our prayers go out to all.

~ Pdg's Kathy & Tom Ridder
2/26/2020 1:35:23 PM

I was so sorry to hear this news. I have known Bets for as long as I can remember having her and my grandmother Judy Williams as close friends. I have very fond memories of her. My condolences to Kim, Keli, and Jim. She was a special lady.

~ Kristin McCalicher Manuel Rural Retreat, VA
2/25/2020 6:40:47 PM

Kim and Keli I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort knowing your mothers discomfort is no more. My thoughts are with you. JulieHirneisen

~ Julie Hirneisen
2/25/2020 5:04:35 PM

I am so sorry for your loss your mother was a great lady many prayers in a lot of love to get you through this difficult time

~ Nancy Moore Antoniolli Baltimore, Md
2/25/2020 4:33:57 PM

Kim and Keli, so sorry to hear this. Remembering all the good times we had. Krisie and Kelly send their love too. Would love to see you all . Xoxo

~ Sharon and. Ron Stoltzfus
2/25/2020 11:15:48 AM

Hey Kim so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family Jeff

~ Jeff Spotts Madison , Ga
2/25/2020 10:45:12 AM

When my mom was in her last days and Bets had just left after one of her frequent and faithful visits, Mom typed into her little voice machine, "She will never not be family--I love her." I feel the same. "Frash" has always been the kindest, most devoted friend, and will be deeply missed. Deepest sympathy to cousins Kim and Keli, her remarkable daughters who learned caring from their mother the master.

~ Kelly & Gail Anderson Strasburg, PA
2/24/2020 4:54:30 PM

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