Mrs. Betty Lou Arentz, 79, passed away quietly, on January 13, 2005, after an extended illness. Betty Lou was born on December 6, 1926 in Pgh., PA, the daughter of the late Albert and Della (Hickey) Brangwynne. She married George E. Arentz Jr. on November 11, 1943. Betty Lou was a member and Elder of Calvert Memorial Church, Etna where she taught Sunday School and helped with many of the church's charitable functions. She was also associated with the First Presbyterian Church of downtown Pgh., where she began her love of the bible and her lifelong relationship with the Lord. Betty enjoyed playing the piano and was an avid tennis fan. She retired from M.M.C&P., an actuarial firm in Pgh., in 1994 where she worked as an administrative assistant. Mrs. Arentz was also a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her five children, George E. (Patricia) Arentz III of Tempe, AZ, Nancy K. (Ted) Eazor of Penn Hills, Betty Lou (Mark) Whitling of Poland, OH, Steven J. (Biana) Arentz of Grasonville, MD and Kathy S. (Larry) Sterling of Penn Hills; six grandchildren, Abigail Gabb of Atlanta, GA, George E. Arentz IV of Tempe, AZ, Frank Vecchio of Plum Boro, Cynthia Mock of Etna and Kelly Linton of Atlanta, GA, Ron Whitling of Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth and Steven Arentz of Grasonville, MD; four great grandchildren, Regis Kessler, Tarin Mock, Brandon and Tyler Vecchio. Betty Lou was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Arentz Jr., her brother Albert Brangwynne and by her sister, Anna Mae Costic. Friends may call at the OGRODNIK-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, 333 Butler St., Etna, Saturday 6-9 pm and Sunday 1-6 pm. Services will be held Sunday at 2 pm.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2005