Betty Jane Mull, 81, Ephrata, sewing machine operator, family was her first priority

By on December 2, 2015

Betty Jane Mull, 81, of Ephrata, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center.

She was born in Hershey to the late Enos and Daisy (Rapp) Kellenberger.

Betty was a sewing machine operator. She started at Terre Hill Manufacturing in 1955 and then transferred to Husin Shirt Factory, later known as Ship’n’Shore, in Ephrata, for the next 25 years. In 1984 she went to work for Reamstown Garment for 16 years and in 2001 she moved on to New Holland Lingerie where she worked on uniforms for the 2004 Olympics. She then retired in 2006.

For Betty, family was always her first priority. Spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gave her the greatest joy. In her younger years she enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, and reading. In her later years she enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches, puzzles, and was a lifelong wrestling fan.

Betty is survived by five children: Kathy, wife of Ron Nolt, of Stevens; Karen, wife of Mike Sweigart, of Reinholds; John, husband of Joy Waltman, of Akron; Gary, husband of Dawn Mentzer, of Bird-In-Hand; and Kim Patterson of Lancaster; two step-children: Cindy, wife of Eugene Clippinger, of Ephrata; and Vickie Kissinger of New Holland; eight grandchildren: Kristopher, husband of Katie Nolt; Kody Nolt; Jeff, husband of Dena Waltman; Amber Sweigart; Christine, wife of Rascheed Richardson; Stephanie Adams; Tyler Mentzer; and Kaitlynn Mentzer; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers: Enos Kellenberger Jr. of New Providence; and Edward Kellenberger of Mount Joy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters: Joyce Elaine Waltman and Linda Jane Fromm; a grandson: Justin Sweigart; a step-granddaughter: Amy Meashey; a brother: Raymond Kellenberger; two sisters: Helen Ferguson and Irene Mackey.

Services were held Nov. 30 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. David Swift officiating. Interment was in Conestoga Memorial Park.

Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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