Betty L. Kauffman, 91, Dempsey’s baker, attended Mount Nebo UMC, enjoyed puzzles, crocheting

By on November 2, 2016

Betty L. Kauffman, 91, raised in Pequea and formerly of Silver Spring and Manheim, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2016, at Lancashire Hall, where she had resided.

Born in Pequea on May 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Beck Lungren. She was the wife of J. Edward Kauffman, who passed away on May 21, 1996; and James D. Althouse, who passed away Oct. 21, 1951.

Betty was a lifetime member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Pequea. She had worked for several years as a baker for the former Dempsey’s Restaurant on Columbia Avenue. Betty enjoyed baking, doing puzzles and crocheting.

Betty is survived by her sons: Donald E., husband of Linda Kauffman, of Pequea; Robert L., husband of Billie Marie Althouse, of Holtwood; and Richard L. Sr., husband of Millie Kauffman, of Manheim; a daughter: Joyce Wood of Drumore; grandsons: James Jr.; Rick Jr.; Raymond Jr.; Rodney; Keith; and Larry Jr.; granddaughters: Jessica, Renee, Amy, Shenna, Ramona, Lisa and Kimberly; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. Betty is survived by her sister: Mary Lungren Siegrist of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter: Marian E. Hertz; sons: James D. Althouse Jr., and Paul T. Althouse; and great-grandson: Dakota Smith.

Services were held Oct. 29 at Mount Nebo U.M. Church, Pequea, with Pastor Chandler Evans officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Betty’s memory to Mount Nebo U.M. Church, 673 Martic Heights Drive, Pequea, PA 17565.

To submit an online condolence, visit thegundelchapel.com. Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, Conestoga, handled the arrangements.

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