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Betty Foley Muench

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 28, 2015 @ 11:28 am In Obituaries | 7 Comments

Betty Muench, daughter of the late Warren Hensel & Marion Hess Foley, died peacefully, in her sleep on May 26, 2015 at Pleasant View Retirement Home, Manheim PA. She was 86.

She was predeceased by her husband Charles and sisters Virginia and Colleen.

She is survived by 3 children, Nancy, wife of Jere Brendle, of Washington Boro, Eric, husband of Martha Corrigan, of Manheim, and Laurie, wife of Steve Wanner, of Landisville. Also surviving is her brother Warren “Pete” Foley of Mount Joy,

Grandchildren Sarah, Zachary, Charles & Patrick and step Grandson Chad Vinelli (Erin Armstrong Vinelli), as well as step Great Grandchildren Brooke and Mitchell Vinelli.

Betty grew up in Hershey PA, a graduate of the Class of  1946 from Hershey High School and of Hershey Junior College. She played the string bass in high school, though it was rumored that she did so only to be closer to the tuba section where Chas hung out. Fortunately, that relationship bloomed so that the rest of this story could be told. Her day of death coincides with what would have been her & Chas’ 65th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary Ma & Pa, together again at last!

She began her working career in the personnel department of Hershey Chocolate, then followed Chas to Tokyo during the Korean Conflict and worked for the Department of the Navy.  Her career was interrupted by her three kids, but began again as a teacher’s assistant for IU13 for 17 years and later a substitute teacher.

Betty volunteered for Contact Helpline for many, many hours and, anonymously, helped callers deal with life’s crises. Her experience raising her three children was all the training she needed!

In retirement Betty loved to travel, spending time in the summers at Long Beach Island, playing cards and board games (Rummi Kub!) and honing her skills as an active listener.

She loved and is loved by many and will be missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA.  Friends may greet the family from 3:30 P.M. until the time of the service.  Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating gifts to the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, 223 N. Lime St., Lancaster, PA  17602 or The Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA  17603.

Condolences for the family of “Betty Foley Muench”

Condolence from Tamasin Sterner on May 29th, 2015 11:19 am

I won’t make it to your Mom’s service, Eric. But I wanted you to know I was thinking of you all. Your Mom was always very sweet to me when I visited you on Camp Meeting Road. She made me very comfortable.

Condolence from Kirsten R. Bishop on May 29th, 2015 1:24 pm

Got to know Betty quite well , while serving Contact Lancaster . It was good to have known her – she always had a smile , and was a positive influence !!! Kirsten R. Bishop

Condolence from Tanya H West on May 29th, 2015 7:18 pm

I knew Betty through CONTACT. She motivated and inspired me always with her loving personality and active listening skills. My late husband, also a CONTACT volunteer, adored her.

Tanya Horn West

Condolence from Linda Shank on May 31st, 2015 5:13 pm

To Betty’s family: Betty was a very special person and as a new CONTACT volunteer I was glad to have the chance to get to know her more than 15 years ago. She was kind and welcoming to me as I learned the ropes of volunteering with the CONTACT Helpline. I was impressed by her passion and dedication to CONTACT Helpline. I hope her family and friends are comforted by their memories of a remarkable lady. Sincerely, Linda Shank

Condolence from Linda Shank on May 31st, 2015 5:22 pm

I had the good fortune to get to know Betty when I was a new volunteer to CONTACT Helpline. She was kind and welcoming to me, a new volunteer there 15 years ago. I was impressed by her passion and dedication to CONTACT Helpline. A very special lady is gone, may she rest in peace. Sincerely, Linda Shank

Condolence from Ken and Bess Kniley on June 6th, 2015 1:32 pm

Dear Muench Family.

There was a time when we we as close to Betty and Chas as anyone and we treasure those memories. You have our deepest sympathy and wish to tell you that we loved both of them dearly. Sorry we could not attend services but Bess does not travel too well.

With Love and affection, Ken and Bess

Condolence from Nellie S. Huber on June 6th, 2015 9:37 pm

To the family of Betty Muench: I was saddened to learn of Betty’s passing. We’ve been friends for so many years — in fact, we worked together in the late 1940’s at Hershey
Chocolate and she was Matron of Honor at my wedding in 1951. She and Chas provided wonderful memories for me and my late husband and I wish you the very best during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Nellie Huber

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