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Elizabeth R. (Roach) George

January 25, 1930 ~ August 21, 2018 (age 88)


Elizabeth R. (Betty) George, 88 of Greensburg, passed away, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Redstone Highlands.

She was born January 25, 1930 in Englishtown, NJ, named after both her grandmothers, she was the eldest child and daughter of Harry R. Roach  and Pauline Schroy Roach.

Betty was an Elder and member of Westminister Presbyterian Church where she also sang in the church choir.

Prior to retirement, she worked as a children's Librarian  for Greensburg Library and she was a former member of the library's board.

She was not only a children's librarian but she was also an artist, storyteller, college May Queen, army wife, believer in magic, book lover, kind soul, and kindred spirit. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin F. George and a sister, Ruth Ann Shaffer.

Surviving are her six children, Karen (Jack) Shults, Barbara (Tom) Barozzini, Tamara (Roger) Huey, Wendy (Don) Lee, Toni (J.T.) Leathers, and James (Haruko) George; eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a brother, John Robert Roach; sisters, Barbara Bonesteel and Mitzi Shamble; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8pm  at the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg.

Services will be held on Friday at 10:30am at Westminster Presbyterian Church 1120 Harvey Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601 with  Rev. Donna Havrisko officiating. (Everyone please go directly to the church.)

Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg PA 15601.

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August 23, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kepple Graft Funeral Home
524 N Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Service
August 24, 2018

10:30 AM
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1120 Harvey Ave.
Greensburg, PA 15601


Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund
6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg PA 15601

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