Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

October 12, 2012

Betty W. Springer

Feb. 7, 1917-Oct. 11, 2012

GOSHEN —  Betty W. Springer, 95, died Thursday afternoon at Emily’s House, Waterford Crossing.

She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Richmond, Va., to Henry S. and Mary Ann (Burkholder) Weber. She grew up near Lititz, Pa., and lived in Goshen since 1951.

She married Nelson P. Springer Aug. 18, 1951. He died June 16, 2004.

A member of College Mennonite Church, she worked as a secretary at Eastern Mennonite College, Mennonite Central Committee and served as editor of the children’s paper, “Beams of Light,” at the Mennonite Publishing House from 1946 to 1954. She later worked at Goshen General Hospital in the admitting department and the laboratory. She was a volunteer leader for Campfire Girls and enjoyed welcoming international guests in her home. After moving to Greencroft in 1989, she served in numerous volunteer capacities, including the promotion of recycling.

She is survived by her four children, Ken, Kansas City, Mo. Beth (James Farrand), Salem, Ore., Joe (Jo-Ann Brant), Goshen, and Tina (Peter Kenagy), Albany, Ore.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Henry S. Weber, Lititz, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Eva Carper, Helen and Esther Weber; and two brothers, B. Franklin Weber and Levi B. Weber.

A memorial service will take place Nov. 3 at a time yet to be determined at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, with scattering of her cremains at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Merry Lea Environmental Center, Goshen College.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

 

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