Betty J. Keener, 86, Ephrata, worked at Luther Acres, performed with Nashville Traditions

By on March 16, 2016

Betty J. Keener, 86, of Ephrata, died peacefully Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Ephrata Manor.

Born in Ephrata Township, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Zell Enck. Betty was the loving wife of the late Robert G. Keener, who died in November 2004.

For five years Betty was employed in the maintenance department for Luther Acres, Lititz; previously she worked as a supervisor in several garment factories for 26 years. She was a member of Ephrata Church of the Nazarene. Betty had a life-long passion for music and in her early years was a member of Nashville Traditions, a Country-Western band that played throughout the Lancaster County area. For many years Betty volunteered with her husband at the Lebanon Veterans Medical Center. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds.

Surviving are two daughters: Sandra, wife of Jeffrey Kipp, of Leola; Barbara Witman of Manheim; a son: Perry L., husband of Deb Keener, of Ephrata; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Esta Hoffer of Manheim, Elsie Armer of Ephrata; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are two sisters: Mary Kline, Mae Grassel; eight brothers: Jimmy, Adam, Rich, Eugene, Leon, Charles, John, and Gilbert Enck.

Services were held March 12 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Betty’s memory to: American Lung Association of Lancaster County, 101 Good Drive, Suite 1, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, had charge of the arrangements.

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