Elizabeth M. (Bette) Rehill Cox, 89, formerly of North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 29, 2013, at Wesley Village, Jenkins Township, where she had been a guest for the last seven months.
Born March 10, 1924, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hilda Becker Rehill.
After graduating from St. Ann's Academy, Bette graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Wilkes-Barre.
Elizabeth worked at the Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, and was a private duty nurse for many years. She was a very loving, caring and dedicated registered nurse.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Bonczek, who passed away July 23, 2010; and a brother Edward Rehill, who passed away Sept. 22, 2011.
Left to cherish her memory are two loving daughters, Suzanne Herstek and Bette Cox Saxton, both of Kingston; a loving son, David Cox and his wife, Debi, Kingston; son-in-law, Joseph Bonczek, Wilkes-Barre; six grandchildren, Robert Herstek, Cindy Staub, Jessica Preiman, Haley VanCox, PJ Herstek and David Saxton; three great-grandchildren; two granddogs, Dammit and Janet; two sisters, Rosemary Nichols, Scranton; and Hilda O'Hara, Florida; brother, John Rehill, Germany; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may go directly to the church.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maternal Family Health Services, Nurse Family Partnership, 15 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
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