Elizabeth Choate Kane, Registered nurse, artist, enjoyed family picnics, performing acts of kindness

By on June 7, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Choate Kane got her wings on May 21, 2017 due to heart complications.

She was born in her childhood home in Monson, Maine, on Aug. 12, 1937. She married Joseph G. Kane Jr. of Collegeville on Sept. 13, 1958. They raised their children in the house they built on Yellow Hill Road in Lancaster County for 42 years before downsizing last year and moving to Ephrata, to be closer to their oldest son. She attended St. James Catholic Church, Lititz.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Carlisle Edward and Barbara Beane Choate; her sister: Nancy Hanna; two half-brothers: Edward and Willard Choate, and their spouses.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years: Joseph G Kane Jr.; their four children: Joseph G. Kane III, husband of Kimberly; Elizabeth K. Rosenberg, former wife of Brian; Timothy P. Kane, husband of Colleen; Ame K. Fox, wife of Todd; eight grandchildren: Joseph Kane, Galen Kane, Ryan Kane, John Kane, Keara Fox, Kateri Rosenberg, Andrew Kane, and Alyssa Fox; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Betty graduated from Montgomery Hospital School of Nursing in 1958 and worked as a registered nurse for most of her life. She was endlessly performing acts of kindness, from saving a child of abuse from the trunk of a car, to providing home and assistance to families that had none. She was an accomplished artist and her love of Maine and family inspired many of her creations. Her remarkable creativity was reflected in her sewing, knitting, crocheting, and particularly painting skills. She and her husband, Joe, raised four successful children. She cherished the time she spent with her family, from throwing massive picnics to simply baking with her granddaughters. Her pride, love, and devotion to her family was immeasurable.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 2 at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, with the Rev. James O’Blaney C.Ss.R. as celebrant. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or online at stjude.org.

Arrangements by Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Condolences and memories can be shared at SnyderFuneralHome.com.

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