HANOVER Bettie M. (Dennis) Chronister, 86, died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Brethren Home Community. She was the wife of Earl F. Chronister, Sr. with whom she celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on May 11, 2012. There will be no viewing. Following cremation with Workinger-Semmel F.H. & Crematorium, Inc., York, a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, at Greenmount Cemetery. A procession will form at 10:45 a.m. at the main entrance to the cemetery. The Rev. Peter O. Ogilvie, chaplain with Compassionate Care Hospice, will officiate. Mrs. Chronister, a homemaker, was born February 1, 1926, in York, and was the daughter of the late Roy D. and Bernadette (Fuller) Dennis. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Peggy Lauer and husband, John of Gettysburg; a son, Earl F. Chronister, Jr. of Mechanicsburg; two grandchildren, Wendy D. du Bois and husband, Philippe of Gettysburg, and John T. Lauer, II and wife, Anna of Lititz; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth Dennis of York and Russell Dennis of Berlin, Md. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 2449 S. Queen St., York, PA 17402. www.workinger-semmel.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Nov. 30, 2012