Betty Jane Ream, 80 of Elizabethtown,PA passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 22nd 2018.
Betty was born in Akron, PA on 3/22/1938 to Chester and Irene Leed. She had 3 siblings a sister Joanne and two brothers Vernon (Mush) and Sidney. They were brought up in the family farm. She went to Ephrata high school.
Betty was blessed to meet the love of her life when she was young. She married Vernon Ream on 1/28/1956. They had 62 wonderful years together. They began their married life in New Holland, PA. They were delighted to welcome children into their family. They were blessed with Kathy, Colleen, Celeste and Richard. As the years went by the family grew larger with the addition of 8 grandchildren.
Kathy added to the family with her children, David, Justin, John and Adam.
Colleen's children are Cody, Dillon and Austin.
Celeste was blessed with Takoda, the only granddaughter.
Betty and Vernon were delighted when 6 great grandchildren were added. Gloryanna, Gillian, Wyatt, Zachary, Stavros and Ian.
Betty had a special place in her heart for her dog, Rusty. He was her constant companion to the end.
Betty had many adventures in her life. She traveled the world. She and Vernon enjoyed their many trips by plane, train, 18 wheeler and car. She looked forward to the annual vacation with her family. It was a time to catch up and enjoy each other while exploring new places together.
Betty spent many years in the farm in Elizabethtown. She loved Spring time on the farm when the livestock have birth to their young. She made sure that each and everyone was named. She always had a special place in her heart for animals of any kind.
Over the years Betty had many interests. She loved her time with the ladies on the bowling league. She enjoyed card playing nights with family and friends. When the family was young and the world moved slower, she enjoyed when the family would get in the car on Sundays and drive till they ended up somewhere interesting. She could often be found tending to her flower garden. She loved to sit on the porch and watch birds, gaze out over the pond and count the goslings as they parade around and feel the cool breeze.
Betty touched many lives in her 80 years. She was someone who left a lasting impression on everyone she came in contact with. She always spoke her mind. She will love on in the memories of her friends and family.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Compassionate Care for their support in her final days.
A private memorial service is planned for the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue in Elizabethtown.