Betty Louise Bloss, 91, of Drums, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Gardens at Butler Nursing Home, Drums, where she had been a resident for the past two years.
Born in Sugarloaf Township on Dec. 12, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Clarence L. and Thelda Pauline (Hart) Welsh.
Prior to residing at the Gardens, she had been a resident of Drums for eight years after moving from Dallas, where she had spent the previous 23 years.
Betty and her husband were the owners of Bonanza and CBC steakhouses in Dallas and Bloss Firestone in West Hazleton. In her younger years, she was also involved with her family farm.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Charles M. Bloss, to whom she was married 68 years before his passing on Nov. 12, 2010; three brothers, Harvey, Billie and Drew "Larry" Welsh; a sister, Pearl Shaffer; and an infant sister, Margaret Mae Welsh.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Houseknecht and her husband, Alan, Sybertsville; and Faye Zsilaveck, Sun City, Ariz.; a son, Charles M. Bloss Jr., Hanover Township; four grandchildren, Lynn Watt and her husband, Alan, Wapwallopen; Terry Hoover and her husband, Normand, Covington Township; Adrian Zsilaveck, Cohoes, N.Y.; and Arron Zsilaveck and his wife, Tara, Sun City, Ariz.; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from Harman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, with the Rev. William W. "Chip" Fairchild officiating.
Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran and UCC Cemetery, St. Johns.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sugarloaf Township Fire Company, P.O. Box 80, Sybertsville, PA 18251.
Online condolences may be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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Published by Citizens Voice from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2016.