Betty Jane Gochnauer, 88

December 28, 2018

Betty Jane Gochnauer, 88, of Willow Street, PA passed away December 28, 2018 at Lakeside at Willow Valley Communities. She was the daughter of Arthur and Mildred (Landis) Haigh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Gochnauer.
She graduated from Lancaster General School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse and spent over 40 years working in private duty and in the Otolaryngology and Maternity departments at Lancaster General Hospital. She is survived by her son, Samuel R. Gochnauer, daughter in law, Loretta, and grandson Ryan. She is also survived by her sister, Judith Wenger, spouse of Sidney, and brother, Jere Haigh, spouse of Carole, and four nephews and eight grand nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Betty Jane’s Life will be held January 9, 2019 at Grandview United Methodist Church, 888 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. Service will start at 3:00 pm with reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Seeing Eye, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963 or online: or to Water Street Mission, PO Box 7508, Lancaster, PA 17604-7508.

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June 03, 2019

I just found out today BJ passed away. I been calling to visit I didn’t hear from you now I know why.First time I met you was 23 years ago at Lancaster general Hospital  when I had my first baby Maria and you teach me how to take care of my baby and you begin to visit me all this years . BJ  you the greatest and nicest person I ever met you will be missed . today is very sad day to me .our condolences to BJ’S Family 
Sotier Saad

March 21, 2019

Sincere sympathy and sadness on learning of Betty Jane’s death. Ginny Hart

January 10, 2019

Thoughts,prayers and our deepest condolences to Bj’s family

January 08, 2019

Sam and Lori, You have my most sincere sympathy on your lose of your Mother. I worked many years with her in OB and always enjoyed her presense. I am not baking cakes anymore but always enjoyed trying to fulfill her requests.  Gloria Burkhart (Cake Lady!)

January 07, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the family of one of my dearest friends, Betty Jane. I will really miss our Saturday morning coffee and all of the fun we had on 3rd new at LGH. Til Harvey and Family

January 07, 2019

BJ was a lifelong friend of Jane Darrenkamp, our Mother/Mother in Law, having gone to nursing school together. She kindly cared for Lynn after the delivery of our daughters, Jayne & Whitney, at Lancaster General Hospital. She was a blessing to us thru the years! Our hope and prayer is that she would be enjoying her eternal reward after living life well.

January 07, 2019

I sat next to Betty Jane for years at Salem Hellers. We never really talked but was missed when she didn’t come as often. I had major surgery and she always sent a note to hear how things were. For the last 3 years she always wanted to hear how my tests were and what the doctors had to say. I sent a Christmas  card and didn’t hear from her now I know why. She was always so nice to me. Bless Betty Jane . Colleen Baker

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
3:00 PM
Grandview United Methodist Church
888 Pleasure Rd.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
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