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June 23, 2010

Elizabeth Frederick, 96, Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — Elizabeth "Betty" Kehler Frederick, 96, of Lewisburg, formerly of College Park, passed away on Tuesday evening, June 22, 2010, at her home.

Betty was born in Columbia, West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, the daughter of the late Henry Neff Jr. and Lucinda (King) Kehler. She was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Columbia. She was married for 51 years to William Noll Frederick, who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1988.

Betty graduated from Columbia High School in 1931, attended Mount Ida School for Girls in Massachusetts for one year, transferred to Barnard College in New York City and in 1933 transferred to Bucknell University, where she received a bachelor's degree in 1936.

From 1937 to 1953, she was secretary to three Bucknell presidents. She also worked for a lawyer and doctor in Lewisburg, retiring in 1963.

In her earlier years, Betty was active in the Women's Club, the Civic Club, the Lewisburg Garden Club and the Evangelical Community Hospital Auxiliary. In her church, she was a member of the Women's Association and served several times on the board of deacons. She belonged to the Shikelimo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a member of Beta Kappa Chapter of Phi Mu Sorority.

She is survived by a goddaughter, Susan Jackson, of Harrisburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Neff Kehler III.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, in the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg, with the Rev. John H. Shaw III officiating.

A private burial will follow in Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and asks that donations in Betty's memory be made to Evangelical Community Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or to Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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