Betty J. Spertzel
01/15/1930 - 01/13/2018

Betty J. Spertzel, 87, of McSherrystown and formerly of Gardners, entered into God’s eternal care Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of George E. “Ernie” Spertzel who died April 26, 1997.  Born January 15, 1930 in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Lenus and Larue (Bolan) Clair.  Betty was a retired waitress from Bill’s Restaurant in Mt. Holly Springs. She was a member of Plainfield Church of God, the McSherrystown Moose and Hanover Eagles.  Betty was an avid BINGO player and enjoyed her outings with the girls from Cecilian Village, McSherrystown.  She enjoyed life to its fullest and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.  Surviving are two daughters; Debra McClintock and husband Bill of Carlisle and Sharon Lawrence and husband Steve of New Oxford, four grandchildren; Nick and Alex Lawrence, Brenda Baldwin and Kathy Thumma, five great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by eight siblings; Minnie Nickel, Anna Pearl Hollenbaugh, William, Charles “Chud”, Marlin “Dude”, Lenus “Jack”, Richard “Rit” and Gerald “Max” Clair. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with Pastor Sam Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Idaville United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Friends and relatives will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Posted at:01/16/2018 3:03 pm
Robin Nickel -
Deb and Sharon and family, I send my love. I'm sorry to miss the viewing. Aunt Betty is in my heart. What a Wonderful woman with incredible spirit! My mom sends her love as well.

Posted at:01/16/2018 5:05 pm
Carolyn McKenrick -
Sending my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Betty's family. Its been awhile since I have seen Betty or Deb. Was very sad to learn of Betty's passing. Know that people have you all in their thoughts and prayers and share in your loss. The Eppleman Family & the McKenrick Family Carolyn (Eppleman) McKenrick

Posted at:01/15/2018 9:09 am
Tim McCreary -
I am so sorry to read this. Betty was part of the "Farm Family" where my family grew up and worked together on the farm in Gardners with Ernie, Betty, Deb and Sharon. Rest in Peace Betty.

Posted at:01/15/2018 12:12 pm
Jen Rockey -
Deb and family, I did not know her very well, but, mom did. I will always remember her as friendly and smiling. I wish you the best in this time. Jen Rockey

Posted at:01/15/2018 7:07 pm
John and Betty Hollenbaugh -
Deb and Sharon, We are so sorry for your loss.We have such fond memories of your Mom and you girls. Aunt Pat sends her love. Betty and Peanut

Posted at:01/16/2018 12:12 pm
Ruth and Ron Shughart -
So sorry for your loss. Betty sure did know how to make a person laugh. Lots of shopping memories.Debbie and Sharon my thoughts are with you.

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