Betty J. Barthlow, 88, formerly of Lower Heidelberg Township, passed away Feb. 20, 2012, in Atlantic General Hospital, Maryland.
Her husband, Paul Q Barthlow, passed away June 8, 1998.
Betty was born in Lebanon on Feb. 17, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sophia (Miller) Koons.
Betty was proud of being salutatorian of her Lebanon High School class. She was employed by Reading Hospital as a nurse in labor and delivery, and in private duty nursing.
Betty's greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and craft-making. Some of her crafts were donated to the Reading Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Joan E., wife of Michael Schmidt, of Sinking Spring, and Judith A., wife of Harry G. Law, of Dagsboro, DE.
There are three grandchildren: Andrea, wife of 1st Lt. Robert T. Rupp USMC, Michelle Schmidt and Christopher Law; and one great-grand-son, Brenden.
Her sister, Dorothy Gensler, also survives her.
Betty was also predeceased by siblings: Robert, Richard and Mary.
Contributions may be made to Alumni Association TRHSN, P.O. Box 6248, Wyomissing, PA 19610 in Betty Barthlow's memory. Services and burial were private. Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is in charge of arrangements. www.theocauman.com.