Bette A. Stewart

Bette A. Stewart, 92, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 903 South Michael Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Elk Haven.

She was born March 21, 1925, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Bernard and Theresa Wendel Gerber. Bette was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1943.  She had worked with her husband at Stewart’s Jewelers in St. Marys.

On August 24, 1946, in St. Marys, Bette married Girard W. Stewart, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2003.

She is survived by four daughters, Linda Mohr of Hanover, PA, Carol McClard of Simpsonville, SC, Lois Nedzinski and her husband David of St. Marys, and Peggy Faulk and her husband Michael of St. Marys; three sons, David G. Stewart and his wife Nancy of Emporium, Gary W. Stewart and his wife Mary of St. Marys, and Warren D. Stewart of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and by a sister, Verna Peter of Grand Island, NY.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Floyd, and Denny Gerber.

Bette was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She was the manager of the Hospital Resale Shop for over 20 years.  Bette liked to garden and travel, and she especially enjoyed her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 10:30 AM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Bob and Patty Carnes August 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm


Cherie and Rich Lang August 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

Carol and family,
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I know that you loved her dearly. Praise God for the many memories that you and your children have with her. She sure had a lot of grandkids!! God Bless you all.
Rich and Cherie

Lola August 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

What a wonderful woman. She embraced Jim and me like we were one of the family. Pickled corn and the most ooey gooey cinnamon buns. Her energy and laughter were infectious. Love and deepest sympathy to her family.

Dean, Mary & Ryan Hanes August 18, 2017 at 4:31 am

The Stewart Family is in our thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Dean, Mary & Ryan Hanes

Susan Weinzierl August 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

Stewart Family:
Thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you go through this difficult time. Enjoyed listening to all the stories at the West Wind. Continue to cherish the memories.
With deepest sympathies,
Dave, Susie Weinzierl & family

Kathy Ritter August 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Dear Gary and family,

Thinking of you and lifting all in prayer.


D Frey August 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm

I knew the Stewart family because of them living on South Michael Road in St. Marys and Betty was the manager of the Hospital Resale Shop and was very helpful in trying to find what I was trying to find. She will be missed by all and hope the good Lord will give her peace. Delores Frey, Pinecrest Manor

Mary Kate Jacob August 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

D Frey August 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm

I went to grade school with Jean Leithner, his wife. We always remained friends and I send you sympathy. May you now look at the memories you have 0f 54 years of married life. Delores Frey – Pinecrest Manor.

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