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Elizabeth “Bette” K. Boschert | 94

October 27, 1926 - December 28, 2020

Elizabeth “Bette” K. Boschert, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, passed away at her home Monday evening, December 28, 2020.

She was born October 27, 1926 in St. Marys, the daughter of Kathryn (Grant) and George E. Kronenwetter.

On November 18, 1950 Bette married August R. “Gus” Boschert in the Sacred Heart Church.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Gregg J. Boschert; a daughter, Jane E. Boschert; and a brother, Joseph G. Kronenwetter.

She is survived by her children: Wes (Sharon) Boschert of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Julie (Stephen) Carr of Ocean Ridge, Florida, and Bill, of Akron, Ohio, as well as her sister, Jane K. (Jerome) Rupprecht.

Bette had five grandchildren: Gus (Jen) Boschert, Andrew Boschert, Blair (Ryan) Brown, Merrill Carr, and Max Carr; and two great-grandchildren: Luke and Owen Boschert.

She was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School Class of 1944. Bette then earned a degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University graduating in 1986.

Bette was actively involved in the St. Marys community.  She served on the finance committee of the St. Marys Women’s Club and later served as its President in 1961.  She was a longtime member of the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary where she also served as its President.  Bette was a member of the Business and Professional Women Foundation of Elk County.

Bette was a Member of the St. Mary’s Parish serving on both the Parish Council and the Bereavement Committee.

Bette retired from the First Commonwealth Bank (Deposit Bank) in 1994 where she had worked for 25 years. She was an avid bridge player, loved reading and enjoyed exercising.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West Eighth Street, Erie, PA  16505.

Events

Visitation

January 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

January 6
10:00 am
St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Final Resting Place

January 6
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

8 Comments

  1. Dear Wes, Julie and Bill,
    I remember both of your parents fondly and remember walking by your home every day from school, many times with Wes.

  2. Dear Wes, Julie and Bill,
    We are sorry for the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful neighbor friend. I always enjoyed stopping over for a chat with her in her cozy kitchen. I also went to swim aerobics with her and Mrs. Woolley and I decided right then that I wanted to be just like them when I grow old!
    We both will remember her with a smile.
    Chris and Carl

  3. Julie & family,
    Your family was blessed with such a kind and beautiful mother. Each time I saw your mom, whether it was at the store or church, she always spoke to me. It wasn’t that long ago, she stopped and told me she had pictures of her and my mom. Sure enough a few days later, I received them in the mail.
    I’ll keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With sympathies,
    Susie Weinzierl

  4. Wes, Julie and Bill,

    I would like to send my condolences on the loss of Bette. I truly enjoyed talking with her each time I came to their home to visit with Bill. It has been a long time, but I cherish those memories.

    Andy Mallison

  5. Wes, Julie & Bill,
    Sorry for your loss. Bette was a fun person. I loved her laugh. I had many great conversation with her & your Dad. You are in my prayers.
    Charlene, Jim & Ashley Mulcahy

  6. Julie and All of the Boschert Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to see her in November. She always had a smile on her face! (She loved shopping at Peebles!)
    With Sympathy,
    Diane Krug

  7. Wes, Julie, Bill,
    Very sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. I always enjoyed our many conversations over the years. She was always a caring, happy, and classy lady. My deepest sympathies.
    Tim & Donna Wehler

  8. Dear Boschert Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I have so many fond memories of Bette from being my Brownie Leader, to playing Bridge with her.

    Ellen and Leo Lenze

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