FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BETTY GILBERT HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 11 A.M. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 AT GROSE FUNERAL HOME. VIEWING BEGINS AT 10 A.M. Betty J. Gilbert WOMELSDORF Betty J. Gilbert, 87, formerly of Mt. Zion, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the wife of John E. Gilbert, Jr., who died July 6, 2005, and Stanley L. Holzman, who died April 27, 1971. Born in Lebanon, on February 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Paul J. Snavely and Hilda E. (Ristenbatt) Fisher. A 1943 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, she was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Womelsdorf. She was employed as a hand presser at Duvid Manufacturing, Womelsdorf & Reading, for about 30 years. She enjoyed gardening and sharing her beloved baked goods with all her family and friends. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda "Cookie", wife of Warren Rabold of Sinking Spring; stepdaughters, Susan Gilbert of Milford, Del., and Linda, wife of Dennis Wood of Jonestown; stepson, John, III, husband of Vickie Gilbert of Fredericksburg; and step-grandchildren, Alicia, John, and Emily. She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine L. Stoever. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. from Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, preceded by a viewing beginning at 12 p.m. Interment at Zion "Goshert's" U.C.C. Cemetery, Lebanon. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 W. High St., Womelsdorf, PA 19567. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Feb. 1, 2014