Elizabeth R. Michael
NORTHUMBERLAND • Elizabeth R. “Betty” Michael, 93, of Northumberland and formerly of Herndon, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Nottingham Village-Nursing Center Northumberland where she had been a resident since 2014.
She was born in Washington Twp. July 7, 1927, a daughter of the late Arthur and Lena (Reed) Troutman.
Betty was married Oct. 29, 1949, in Himmel’s Church Rebuck to Marlin L. “Rip” Michael who preceded her in death March 6, 1997.
Betty was a 1945 graduate of Pine Park High School, Upper Mahanoy Twp. and a graduate of Central Penn Business School. She worked at Derl’s Milk Bar in Mandata, Pa., after graduating from Central Penn Business School, she worked in Harrisburg as a secretary and then began working in January 1957 for Lee Snyder Agency, Herndon, Pa., where she retired from the current Snyder/Eyster Insurance Agency in December 1999.
She was a member of Himmel’s Lutheran and UCC Church in Dornsife, Pa; Himmel’s Women ELCA, where she was treasurer for some time; Eastern Star, Sunbury; Idella Rebekah Lodge No. 58 Dornsife; active member of the Lower Northumberland County Senior Action Center, Pine Park Alumni and various card clubs.
Betty loved spending time with family: playing cards, traveling with family and friends; her flowerbeds, bus trips, babysitting and being very active in the community. She was known for her famous strawberry pie that everyone loved.
She is survived by one brother, Earnest (Nancy) Troutman of Pillow; 12 nieces and nephews: Peter Troutman and David Troutman, Patricia Kahler, Debra Hyde, Richard Troutman, Rahn Troutman, Bonita McDowell, Angela Troutman, Beverly Hackenberg, Meschelle Troutman, Keith Troutman and Brian Troutman; andseveral great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: two brothers: Derl (Jeanne) Troutman and Percy (Pauline) Troutman; one sister, Thelma (Donald) Romberger; and one niece, Mary Anne Troutman.
Services were held Aug. 3 at Himmel’s Church, Dornsife, and officiating by the Rev. Jane Compton. Burial followed in Himmel’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to Himmel’s Memorial Fund, 107 Covered Bridge Rd., Dornsife, PA 17823. Funeral arrangements are by: Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, PA 17881
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