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Elizabeth “Betty” J. Berninger

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On September 28, 2015 @ 12:05 pm In Obituaries | 4 Comments

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Berninger, 90, a resident of the Mennonite Home, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the home.

She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Berninger who died in 1988. Born in West Allis, Wisconsin she was the daughter of the late Theophilus W. and Mary Catherine Faye Thompson.

Betty had worked for the Department of Worker’s Compensation for the State of Pennsylvania for 20 years. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic church in Lancaster, and had been a member of the Mother’s Club at the church. Betty enjoyed gardening, animals, needlework and cooking. She had been a caregiver to her husband, mother in law and sister for many years.

Betty always had a smile and a compliment for everyone knowing that it could make a difference in their day.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of the Mennonite Home for the excellent care that they provided to Betty over the last years of her life.

Surviving is a son, Robert J. husband of Jinuy Berninger of York; a daughter, Mary C. wife of David Wirth of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Nicole wife of Larry Peace and Adrienne Wirth; and two great grandsons, Elliott and Lucas Peace. She was preceded in death by 8 siblings.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, at 10:00 A.M. at the Chapel at the Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the home on Wednesday, from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in the St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

Condolences for the family of “Elizabeth “Betty” J. Berninger”

Condolence from Judy Hawthorn on September 28th, 2015 9:02 pm

Betty always had an ear to listen and offered a hug when needed. Her smile will be missed.

Condolence from Carol Walton and family on September 29th, 2015 11:53 am

To Mary , Bob and family-
May God bring you comfort and peace at this time. It’s so hard to say “goodbye” even if we know that it’s only for a while. Know that I’m there with you in spirit tomorrow as you lay her to rest. Your mom was special in God’s eyes for all the smiles and kindness that she shared with all of us and her pets. I’m sure she is rejoicing that she is free from that earthly body. Stay strong. I’ll be praying for all of you
Love, your friend Carol

Condolence from Heather on September 30th, 2015 12:05 pm

My deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of being one of Betty’s former nurses. She always had a smile to make my day and will be missed. God bless!

Condolence from Cheryl Ernst on September 30th, 2015 6:40 pm

Bob and Family,

I was so sorry to hear about your mom . I often remember conversations she had with me that in the long run helped teach me to be a better person. I’m glad you had her in your life for as long as you did. I am finally out of T. Hill. It’s taken 5 surgeries and Bob #2 to make me realize how much more there was to life and family that I was missing. I will be thinking of your mom & dad holding hands, free of pain and smiling down on their son and his family every night when Bob and I look at the stars and the planets from the deck. PS: Brenda sends her condolences

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