Myrtle E. “Betty” Graham, 96, of Lancaster, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
She was the wife of the late Richard Graham who died in 2000. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Blanche Harnish Beyer.
Betty was a homemaker. She was a graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School. Her interests included dancing, bird watching, camping, playing cards and spending time with her family. She and her late husband enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states. Betty enjoyed following the Phillies and was an avid Jimmie Johnson fan.
Betty was a longtime member of Faith United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Unwind Club and the Elks.
Surviving are three sons, Roy D. Swartz III of Lancaster, Dennis C. husband of Lois Swartz of Muncy, John D. husband of Gail Swartz of Lancaster; two step daughters, Susie wife of Jon Barlow and Linda wife of Tom Burke; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Jeffrey A. Swartz.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.