Betty M. Storb Gaston, 88, registered nurse, avid golfer, Our Lady of Lourdes member

By on December 6, 2017

Betty M. Storb Gaston, 88, formerly of Terre Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Brethren Village, Lititz.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. George J. Storb, in 1991; and by her second husband, Jack Gaston, in 2007. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Allen and Mabel (Strausser) Jacoby.

Betty completed her registered nurse training at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lancaster. Her final nursing position was working with her husband in his dental practice in Terre Hill.

She was a longtime member of Galen Hall G.C., and an avid golfer, achieving 6 holes in one. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New Holland.

Surviving are five children: George J. Storb Jr. married to Marcia, Reading; Dr. Lewis A. Storb, married to Michele, Ephrata; Kathleen married to Thomas Leh, Ephrata; Linda Hillenburg, Fulshear, Texas; Karen, married to Dr. John A. Raffensperger, Pittsburgh; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Douglas B. Jacoby, Fort Pierce, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Herbert Allen Jacoby and Robert Jacoby; and a son-in-law: Ronald Hillenburg.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Dec. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New Holland, with Fr. John McLaughlin as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, New Holland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Brethren Village Benevolent Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

The Beck Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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