Betty L. Lyle, 87, formerly of Locust Street, Warren, Pa., passed on to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Rouse Warren County Home.
Betty was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Genevieve Lawson Lyle. She was a lifelong Warren resident and a 1943 graduate of Warren High School. She then worked for the Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 37 tears of service. Betty was a member pf the Covenant United Methodist Church, and the former Epworth United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Bethel Fleming Circle of the United Methodist Women, who made thousands of Health Kits to be used around the world. She also donated her time delivering for the Warren Meals on Wheels Program.
Betty was not only very active in her church, but also in knitting hats and mittens for the Salvation Army, she belonged to the 55 Plus Club, the Bell Telephone Pioneers, was an avid reader, and loved to travel. Her travels took her to the Europe, the Holy Land and to Sweden to visit her relatives and ancestors. She loved to prepare traditional Swedish food at Christmas time and was revered for her delicious rice pudding. She enjoyed many friends and especially her family.
Betty L. Lyle
Betty is survived by five nieces: Linda Ekey and her husband Donald, of Akeley, Catherine Bertch and her husband Keith, of Warren, Rebecca Holt and her husband Bob, of Youngsville, Joan Grubbs and her husband Todd, of Auburn, Ala., and Nanette Nagy and her husband Lannie, Covington, Ky.; eight nephews: Richard Lyle and his wife TC, of Warren, James Lyle and his wife Sandy, of Scandia, John Lyle of Erie, Randall Lyle of Warren, Gerald Lyle and his wife Jana, of Glenndale, Ariz., Dale Lyle and his wife Janet, of Warren, Gregory Lyle and his wife Pam, of Warren, and Jeffrey Lyle and his wife Michelle, of Warren; many great nieces and nephews, as well as many great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers: Russell Lyle, Ellsworth Lyle Jr., Robert Lyle, Raymond Lyle and Stanley Lyle.
Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, from, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 1624 Penna. Ave. East, Warren, PA, for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held there on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John Gerber and the Rev. Seth McClymonds officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church, 1624 Pennsylvania Ave., E., Warren, PA 16365
E- condolences will be received at www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com