Betty Thomas Francis Seidel November 6, 1924 - February 11, 2018
Betty Thomas Francis Seidel, of Country Meadows, Allentown, formerly of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at age 93, under the care of Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice. Born in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of William S. and Mildred V. (Schafer) Thomas. Betty was the wife of Donald S. Francis (died May 2000) for 54 years and Dr. Donald C. Seidel (died October 2017) for 15 years. A graduate of Hamburg High School, Class of 1942, she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hamburg and Trinity Lutheran Church of Kutztown, where she served on the church council and taught Sunday school for 37 years. Survivors: daughters, Dr. Cynthia Bechtel and husband, Richard, Southborough, Massachusetts, Lorraine Landis and husband, William, Seipstown, Pennsylvania, Martha Nolan and husband, Gregory, Allentown, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Dr. Brett Bechtel, Paducah, Kentucky, Shane Bechtel, Scarborough, Maine, Erin (Landis) Smith, Cockeysville, Maryland, Carolyn (Landis) Kunicki, Denver, Colorado, Ryan Nolan, Henderson, Nevada, Sean Nolan, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Tyler Nolan, Allentown, Pennsylvania; ten great grandchildren; many loving nephews and nieces. Betty was preceded in death by five siblings, Ruth Thomas Matz, Mildred Thomas Mattson, Dorothy Thomas Fryer, the Reverend William Thomas, and Anna Thomas Kaag, and grandson, William Francis Landis. Services: A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME, INC. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 99 Church St. Hamburg Pennsylvania 19526, or Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St. Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530.
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