GOSHEN - Betty W. Springer, 95, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2012, at Emily's House, Waterford Crossing.
Feb. 7, 1917 - Oct. 11, 2012
GOSHEN — Betty W. Springer, 95, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11, 2012, at Emily’s House, Waterford Crossing.
She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Richmond, Va., to Henry S. and Mary Ann (Burkholder) Weber. She grew up near Lititz, Pa., and had lived in Goshen since 1951. She married Nelson P. Springer on Aug. 18, 1951. He died June 16, 2004.
A member of College Mennonite Church, she worked as a secretary at Eastern Mennonite College, Mennonite Central Committee and served as editor of the children’s paper Beams of Light at Mennonite Publishing House (1946-1954). She later worked at Goshen General Hospital in the admitting department and the laboratory.
She was a volunteer leader for Campfire Girls and enjoyed welcoming international guests in her home.
After moving to Greencroft in 1989 she served in numerous volunteer capacities, including the promotion of recycling.
Surviving are four children, Ken of Kansas City, Mo., Beth (James Farrand) of Salem, Ore., Joe (Jo-Ann Brant) of Goshen and Tina (Peter Kenagy) of Albany, Ore.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Henry S. Weber of Lititz.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Eva Carper, Helen and Esther Weber; and two brothers, B. Franklin Weber and Levi B. Weber.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at College Mennonite Church.
Scattering will be at College Mennonite Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Merry Lea Environmental Center, Goshen College.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.