Elizabeth Jane Bachman, 87, St. Anthony Catholic parishioner, collected Hummels, a bright spirit

By on September 27, 2017

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Bachman, 87, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Moravian Manor.

Born in Lancaster, she was the widow of John Ellis Bachman, who passed away in 2003. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna Werhel.

A member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, she enjoyed a pinochle card club, bowling with a Garden Spot League, and collected Hummels. She will be remembered as a bright spirit to all who knew her. Most of all she enjoyed being with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons: John E. Jr., husband of Michelle Bachman; Michael E., husband of Donna; Timothy A., husband of Christine Bachman; two brothers: Richard, husband of Catherine Werhel, Lititz; and Donald Werhel of Lancaster; nine grandchildren: Stephen, Eve Marie, Mark, Mary, Jason, Julie, Kelly, Andrew, and Ethan; seven great-grandchildren: Carson, Peyton, Addison, Kaden, Bryce, Grace, and Thomas.

She was preceded in death by four sisters: Rosaire Kiely, Marianne Smith, Doris Brown, Evelyn Kopf; a brother: John Werhel; and a grandson: Alexander Bachman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service from Groff Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 528 W. Orange St., Lancaster, on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel O. Brien officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543; or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17606-4125.

The family would like to thank the staff at Moravian Manor, especially Megan and Emily, for their loving care of Betty.

Visit Elizabeth’s Memorial Page at TheGroffs.com. Groff Funeral and Cremation Services, Lancaster, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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