Betty Jane Sorber

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Feb. 22, 2013

Betty Jane Sorber, 85, of Sweet Valley, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the Kindred Hospital of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre.

Mrs. Sorber was born Jan. 14, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, and was the daughter of the late Dana and Thelma Keller Lord.

Betty graduated from Lehman High School in 1945.

For several years, she was employed by the former Native Textiles, Dallas.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Freas (Buck), Clyde and Steve Lord, and a sister, Ruth Rittenhouse.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ronald Sorber, and a son, Ricky Sorber of Sweet Valley.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with the Pastor Kenneth Kreller, of the River of Life Fellowship, Lehman, and the Rev. Raymond D. Purdy Jr., of the Living Word Baptist Church, Fairmount Township, officiating.

Private interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.

Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday.

Online condolences can be made at

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 24, 2013
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