Meadville Tribune

January 15, 2013

Beatrice V. (Betty) Lindner

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Beatrice V. (Betty) Lindner, 99, of Meadville, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. The last surviving sister in a family of eight siblings, she was born in Hartstown on Nov. 26, 1913, to Walter D. Keene and Rena Hobart. She married Henry J. Lindner on June 22, 1952, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1982.

Betty was a graduate of Linesville High School in the Class of 1931 and was the final member of her high school class to pass on. She was of the Protestant faith. She was employed at Talon Inc. as an inspector for 43 years. Betty enjoyed reading, traveling, bird watching, and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

She is survived by three great-nieces, Lisa Bradley-Schoeck of Erie, Wendy McLaren of Crimora, Va., and Anita Stefanelli of Erie; a great-nephew, Timothy Johnston of York; a stepson, Henry J. Lindner of Pitman, N.J.; a stepgrandson, James Lindner of Gainesville, Fla.; as well as many great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Winona Hamm, Charlotte Bradley, Gladys Johnston and Virginia Gould; a brother, Earl Keene; two infant siblings, Evelyn and Alvin; and two nephews, Richard K. Johnston of York and Alvin J. Bradley of Meadville.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral and committal service will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Joe Kaufer officiating.

Entombment will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township.

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