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Obituaries - Elizabeth Ziegler, 87, formerly of Phoenixville


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Elizabeth “Betty” (Ewing) Ziegler, 87 died on October 3, 2013 in Marietta, Georgia. Formerly of Fairbanks, Alaska and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, she was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Elsie K. and Earl R. Ewing. She was preceded in death by them, her loving husband, Howard W. Ziegler, her son H. Todd Ziegler, her infant daughter Holly Beth Ziegler and her brother, Raymond Ewing. She is survived by daughters Marsha,wife of Richard Lorenz, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Karyn Janssen of Fairbanks Alaska and a son, David Ziegler of Marietta, Georgia, seven grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, two nieces, a nephew, and a cousin. Betty lived most of her life in Phoenixville Pennsylvania as a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She graduated from Phoenixville High School in 1943. During and after World War II she was employed at B.F.Goodrich where she met her future husband Howard. They were married on May 31, 1947. After most of the children were grown, she worked at Sears, Roebuck and Co. She was an active church member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Chester Springs. She and Howard enjoyed taking the family on camping trips which included two trips across the country in the 1960’s. Betty was an avid reader most of her life, and also spent much time creating ceramics, sewing clothes for herself and her children, and creating knitted and embroidery items for her home and for others. At age 60 she and Howard moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she and Howard celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in May of 2012. To maintain contact with Pennsylvania family & friends she could often be found at her computer, even up into her mid 80’s. She remained in Fairbanks until August 2013 when she moved to Marietta, Georgia. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Peter Lutheran church, 1239 Clover Mill Rd. Chester Springs, PA, with Rev. Ron Wesemann presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: St. Peter Lutheran Church 1239 Clover Mill Rd. Chester Springs, PA 19425, or the March of Dimes.