Elizabeth B. Matthews, 93

March 04, 2023

With the sun shining, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elizabeth B. Matthews, 93, entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Landis Homes, surrounded by an abundance of love with her family by her side.

Born in Zindorf, Germany, Betty was the daughter of the late Georg Ludwig Petschler and Elizabeth Schroll, and the step-daughter of the late Freda Worrlein. She was the loving wife of the late John E. Matthews, who passed in November 1994.

Betty loved her travels back home to Germany to visit family, and she instilled her German culture in her children and grandchildren with her never-ending stories and delicious German food. She retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Lititz after many years of service, and later worked at the Manheim Auto Auction in food service.

Betty’s greatest joy in life was her family. She is survived by six children: Rosalie Plank (Dick), Carolyn Heisse (Bob), Patricia Mantey (Morris), Victor Kicera (Denise), Regina Walton (Dave) and Karen Bellavia (Mark). She adored her 12 beautiful grandchildren – Jason and April Plank, Chris Helm, Jackie Seibert, Jeffrey and Andy Goodman, Tyler Kicera, Amanda DiOrio, Kevin Walton, and Christian, Nick, and Aaron Bellavia. She was blessed with 17 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. Betty was so proud of her family and loved watching them all grow into beautiful and thoughtful human beings.

The family wishes to express a special thank you for the wonderful care Betty received while a resident at Landis Homes, as well as the amazing care she received through hospice, especially Darlene Smith, in her final days.

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1331 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA, 17522, with her grandson, Pastor Jeffrey H. Goodman, officiating. Interment at Riverview Burial Park in Lancaster will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Landis Homes Benevolent Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543, or to Hospice & Community Care, P O Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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Condolences to the Family

March 08, 2023

My deepest  sympathy  for the family  of Betty Matthews

March 08, 2023

Sending prayers for your family so sorry for your loss 
Lana Flores

Saturday, April 01, 2023
11:00 AM
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1331 W. Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
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