Betty E. Sollenberger, 79

March 13, 2009

MAY 29, 1929-MARCH 11, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Betty E. Sollenberger, 79, who had been living with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and James Eaton of 4625 Railroad Road, and formerly of 3583 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday March 11, 2009, at her home.

Born May 29, 1929, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Bruce and Mary Jones Rupert.

Her husband, Roy L. Sollenberger, died May 29, 2006. They were married Nov. 18, 1949.

She was a 1949 graduate of Chambersburg High School.

She helped her husband in operating the family farm in the Mercersburg, Pa., area.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Mercersburg, and was a member and one of the founders of the Farm Women's Group 6.

She is survived by two daughters Mary Alice Eaton of Chambersburg, and Ruth Ann Stevens of Bath, Pa.; two sons, John E. Sollenberger of Thurmont, Md., and Jay R. Sollenberger of Greencastle; two sisters, Doris Allen and Helen Bernecker, both of Chambersburg; one brother, Edgar Rupert Jr. of Orrstown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Jones.

A graveside funeral service will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Cemetery in Chambersburg. The Rev. Todd Riser will officiate.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care And Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son funeral Home of Greencastle.

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