Betty Jean (Ludwig) Fasnacht, 84, Ephrata, was mother of six, Newmanstown H.S. valedictorian

By on June 5, 2019

Betty Jean (Ludwig) Fasnacht, 84, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at home.

She was born in Lebanon County to the late George and Florence (Clay) Ludwig, and was the wife of the late Ronald J. Fasnacht, who passed away in 2015.

She graduated in 1952 from Newmanstown High School as valedictorian.

Betty is survived by six children: Charles Ludwig of Tucson, Ariz.; Bruce, husband of Jane (Horst) Fasnacht of Lancaster; Kim Zimmerman of Ephrata; Lisa, wife of Bruce Butler of Milton, Del.; David Fasnacht of Palmyra; Ronald Jr., husband of Deb (Martin) Fasnacht of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine siblings: Peg Schoener, Maryann Krach, George Ludwig Jr., Paul Ludwig, Donald Ludwig, Dorothy Boyer, Gloria Gerhart, Richard Ludwig, and Fern Martin.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Kenny Rhine, Mark Ludwig, and Russell Ludwig.

Services were held June 1 at Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata, with Chaplain Nilda Roman officiating. Interment took place in the Millbach Community Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Bridge Youth Center, 153 Wyneberry Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522; or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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