Betty L. Buchter, 87, Akron Restaurant retiree, Adamstown VFW lifer, loved bingo

By on June 22, 2016

Betty L. Buchter, 87, of Denver, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in West Cocalico Township to the late Victor E. and Ada W. (Lutz) Hehnly, and was married for 45 years to the late Earl I. Buchter, who passed away in 1993.

She retired in 1990 from the Akron Restaurant, where she worked in the kitchen. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed word searches, crocheting, and especially spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a life member of Adamstown VFW.

Betty is survived by a son: Jackie L. Buchter of Ephrata; and a daughter: Debra K., wife of Barry L. Martzall, of Denver; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three siblings: Evelyn M., wife of Richard Landis, of Ephrata; Pauline F. of Ephrata; and Karl V. Hehnly of Mount Airy.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by companion: Norman Long, who passed away in 2011; two sons: James B. Buchter and Larry K. Buchter; and three sisters: Anna M. Nixdorf, Mary Hehnly, and Pearl Hehnly.

Services were held June 17 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Joseph Veres officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Peter’s Porch, 357 Walnut St., Denver, PA 17517

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

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