Sara ‘Betty’ Rohrer, Lititz H.S. class of ‘40, worked at LGH, was Strasburg Poppy Queen

By on June 18, 2014

Sara “Betty” Leeking Rohrer, born May 16, 1922, formerly of Strasburg, died at Willow Valley Communities, Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Born in Lancaster, Betty was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Helen (Neidermyer) Leeking.

She was the wife of the late Richard E. “Pat” Rohrer, who died in 2003.

Betty graduated from the former Lititz High School, class of 1940, and the former St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical School of Technology, class of 1942. She worked as a Medical Technologist for Dr. Altee and Dr. Stephen Lackey, Sr., and at Lancaster General Hospital, where she was Supervisor of Hematology and Chemistry. Betty was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg. She was active with the Strasburg Heritage Society, Paul R. Strubel VFW Post #8710 Auxiliary and the Strasburg and Red Rose Rod and Gun Clubs. She was chosen Poppy Queen by the VFW and for many years could be seen at the Strasburg Square with her basket selling Buddy Poppies during the Memorial Day Parade. She enjoyed traveling and flower gardening. Betty was a lover of animals.

Betty is survived by a nephew: Gary, husband of Melanie Scott; and a niece: Diane Scott, wife of Ellis Turner, and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Mary (Leeking) Scott.

There will be a Celebration of Betty’s Life at the convenience of the family in the Strasburg Cemetery, Franklin and Funk Street, Strasburg, with Pastor Bob Bronkema officiating.

In lieu of flowers, send a contribution in Betty’s memory to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Bachman Funeral Home, Strasburg, was in charge of the arrangements. Visit

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