Betty Mae (Wentzel) Epler, 96, a four year resident of Phoebe Berks and formerly of Kenhorst, passed away with family by her side on January 3, 2023 in Reading Hospital after a short illness. She was the widow of Willard C. Epler, with whom she enjoyed 48 years of marriage before his death in 1995. Born in Reading, daughter of the late Helen (Seidel) and Leo Wentzel, Betty raised three children, and while they were in public schools worked several years at the Cumru Intermediate School, and until her death continued her lifelong love of gardening, sewing, singing, playing cards and attending her favorite Fightin’ Phils and Royals games.
Betty is survived by her children Gregory (Megan) Epler-Wood of Burlington VT, Pamela J. Peck (John Dent) of South Hadley, MA, and Cathy L. (Tom) Gilbert of Vero Beach, FL. She's also survived by two grandchildren, Rose Peck (Dr. Zongqi Xia) of Pittsburgh, PA and Christopher (Kim) Peck of Springfield, MA. Betty was recently able to fully enjoy a visit by her great grandson, 13-month old Nevin Xia over Thanksgiving. She will be greatly missed. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Reading Hospital medical team and Tower Health Hospice.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 391 W. Neversink Road, Reading, PA 19606. Please arrive at 10:50 a.m. and park in the procession line just inside the cemetery entrance.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her memory to a charity of your choice.
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