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BETTY A. MERTZ, 71, OF DOUGLASSVILLE Betty A. (Siletta) Mertz, 71, of Douglassville, wife of Harold R. Mertz, died Thursday at ManorCare Laureldale. Born in Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob Siletta and the late Mary (Moyer) Siletta. She graduated Norristown High School in 1958. She worked for a CPI in Audubon as an executive secretary. She then worked for the Welfare Office in Pottstown, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Cold Point Baptist Church in Plymouth Meeting. She enjoyed taking country drives. Surviving in addition to her husband of 25 years are one son, Michael J. Ostrom, husband of Michelle; one daughter, Kathy A. Bennett, wife of Albert; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; four sisters, Joan Interrante, Donna Didio, Patricia Painter and Jacqueline Annis, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one brother, Michael Siletta. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Morrell Funeral Home Inc., 124 West Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home Tuesday morning. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Parkerford. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to Cold Point Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 5063 Militia Hill Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Arrangements are by the Morrell Funeral Home Inc., (www.MorrellFuneralHome.com).

Published in The Mercury on Dec. 10, 2011
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