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Mary E. “Betty” Rieker, 95

February 09, 2021

Mary E. “Betty” Rieker, 95, of Lancaster was reunited in heaven with her late husband James D. Rieker on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late A. John Henkel and Elizabeth C. (Zimmerman) Henkel. She was the loving wife of James D. Rieker who passed away in 1991.

Betty graduated from St. Joseph Parochial School and then went onto graduate in 1944 from Lancaster Catholic High School. She worked for the School District of Lancaster for a couple years and later went onto work for over 25 years at the former St. Joseph Hospital in registration until later working for over 16 years at General Internal Medicine in Lancaster before retiring.

She was a faithful member of Faith United Church of Christ in Lancaster where she was very active in fellowship. Betty volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed reading, crocheting, golf, bowling, playing pinochle, going to Lancaster Barnstormer baseball games, watching Notre Dame football games and spending time with her family on vacations.

Betty is survived by 3 sons, Pastor John Rieker husband of Blanche of Lititz, James Rieker husband of Donna of Horseheads, NY, Thomas Rieker husband of Carla of Mountville; daughter, Mary Armstrong wife of Jack of New Providence, PA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a brother, Eugene Henkel husband of Mary Ann of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Henkel and sister, Anna Marie Gallagher.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 with her son, Pastor John Rieker officiating. Services will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Interment will follow in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 6-8PM on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the funeral home and again from 10-11AM on Wednesday before the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Faith United Church of Christ, 1204 Wabank Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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February 17, 2021

Mary and Jack
So sorry to learn about Betty’s passing.  Enjoyed knowing her from the hospital.  I know Jean liked her, too.  Condolences and prayers to you and your family.  
Jerry Ober

February 17, 2021

To Mary and Jack…I have many precious memories of Betty when she worked at St. Joes Hospital in the registration department as I was a nurse there along with Mary. Betty was such a loving,delightful woman with a beautiful smile who lived a long devoted life of service to Jesus and is now in His Presence! My thoughts ,love and prayers to you..Janet(Kunkel)Shirk..Gordonville,Pa.

February 16, 2021

Dear John, Jim, Mary, Tom and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the death of your mother and grandmother. Aunt Betty was a beautiful person inside and out. Love and hugs to all of you. Dave and Ann Henkel

February 14, 2021

Dear John, Jim, Mary and Tom,
I have many happy memories of time spent together as a family when we were kids and the antics of our parents on their many golf outings.  Aunt Betty was gathered into her heavenly family as Jesus met her on her home going last week.  1st Thessalonians, 4:13. Please know I will keep all of you in my prayers in the days ahead. John 3:16-18.
love, Linda (Weaver) Hershey

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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Lititz, PA 17543
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