Elizabeth Jane Hain, 94, Bell of PA retiree, accomplished xylophone player, enjoyed painting landscapes

By on October 4, 2017

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Hain, 94, of Manheim, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Ganse) Hecker. She was the loving wife of David H. Hain Jr., with whom she shared 27 years of marriage.

Betty was a 1941 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School. While raising her children, she worked full time as a long distance operator for Bell of Pennsylvania, from where she retired after 40 years of service. She was a volunteer with Lancaster Meals on Wheels for over 19 years.

A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, she served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and was a regular adorer at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Betty enjoyed oil painting farm landscapes and countryside scenes. She was an accomplished xylophone player and enjoyed classical music. Betty loved spending time with her family, and considered time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as her greatest treasure.

In addition to her husband, David, Betty is survived by her children: Theresa Kane and her husband, Stephen, of Bear, Del.; Stephen Swartz and his wife, Gwyneth, of Lancaster; and Mark Swartz and his wife, Sue, of Millersville. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Becky, Kevin, Amanda, Joseph, and Nick; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Stephen.

Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lancaster, with Father Allan F. Wolfe as celebrant. Interment followed at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be offered to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 Saint Joseph St., Lancaster, PA, 17603.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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