Elizabeth (Sieber) Voelker

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Elizabeth E. "Betty" Voelker, 86, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Reading Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Voelker, whom she married January 27, 1951. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Elizabeth (Drexler) Sieber.

Betty was a 1949 graduate of Central Catholic High School. She was one of the original members of Church of St. Benedict's, being a member for 65 years.

Betty owned and operated Sieber's Kiddie Kastle for 25 years, retiring in 1997. Her mother established the store and it had been in business for 60 years with Betty working there a total of 40 years. A big part of her life was her

business, and Betty loved dealing with people and her loyal customers of the store.

She was a longtime member of Reading Liederkranz and was in the first group that started "The Schuhplattlers." It was also at the Liederkranz where she would meet her

future husband, "Joe," to whom she was married for 67 years.

Betty was a sports fanatic and a diehard Phillies fan,

never missing a game. She also spent countless hours

supporting her children and grandchildren at all of their various sporting events but most especially basketball games.

Family was most important to Betty. She loved spending time at their beach home of 25 years in Rehoboth, Del. She spent countless times there entertaining friends and

family. Some of the most memorable times were spent on their pontoon boat flounder fishing.

In addition to her husband, Betty is survived by four

children: Joseph G. Voelker, husband of Tina, Green Hills;

David M. Voelker, Green Hills; Judy L. Magee, wife of Brian, West Chester; and Cynthia M. Nelson, wife of

Steven, Green Hills. Eleven grandchildren: Steven Voelker, Erin Trostle, Kristen Overley, Lauren Voelker, David Voelker, Adam Voelker, Nicole Schonour, Brad Schonour, Kelly Schaeffer, Peter Nelson and Derek Nelson; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Moyer, wife of Joseph, West Lawn, also survive her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Church of St. Benedict's, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton, PA 19540.

Entombment will be private for family. A viewing will be held Wednesday night at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading, from 6:00 p.m. to

8:00 p.m., and again one hour prior to the Mass in the church at the above address from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Betty's honor to Church of St. Benedict's at the above address, or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc. - West Reading
739 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
610-374-5440
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Published in Reading Eagle from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019