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Betty I. Gates

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Betty I. Gates

Myerstown - Betty I. Gates, 88, of Myerstown, and formerly of Lebanon, passed away on Thursday August 9, 2018 at Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of John "Pete" Gates, with whom she celebrated 67 years in marriage this past April.

Betty was born in Lebanon on March 3, 1930 to the late Crawford and Mabel (Simpson) Simmers. She was a Lebanon High School Class of 1948 graduate. She had retired in 1989 as the executive director of the Lebanon Senior Center, Inc. Betty was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lebanon. She was a member of The Lebanon County Council of Republican Women and a former committee person. The greatest love and enjoyment in Betty's life were her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Eileen and her husband Daniel Sidelnick of Cornwall, Jane and her husband Bradley Wary of Downingtown, John and his wife Margaret of Lebanon, grandchildren, Nicholas Sidelnick and his wife Meghan, Brian Sidelnick, Stefan Sidelnick, Courtney and her husband Tom Belle, Drew Gates, Joseph Gates, Mark Gates, four great grandchildren, one great grandson on the way, and her sisters, Marian Donnachie of Annville, and Joan and her husband Lowell Miller of Cornwall. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Donald Simmers, Richard Simmers, William Simmers, John "Jack" Simmers, Pauline Speck, Thelma Bender, M. Elizabeth Embich, Helen Williamson, and Jane Shott.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 11AM from St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. 6th Street, Lebanon. Interment will be held privately at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be a visitation held with the family from 10AM until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to her church.

Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., are in care of the arrangements.
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Aug. 12, 2018
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