Betty Jean Garraway

Betty Jean Garraway

January 6, 1938 March 21, 2021

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Obituary for Betty Jean Garraway

Betty J. Garraway, 83, formerly of Wyomissing & Phoebe Berks, Wernersville, passed away March 21, 2021, at the Reading Hospital.

She was the loving wife of James R. Garraway, married for 62 years.

Born on January 6, 1938 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Evelyn E. (Moyer) Rohrer.

She was a graduate of Coal Township High School, Class of 1955.

Betty is predeceased by a son, John W. Garraway in 2006. In addition to her husband, James Garraway, she is survived by her son James, Jr., husband of Deborah Garraway; two grandsons, Michael Garraway all living in Mechanicsburg, PA; Mark, living in Harrisburg, PA, and one great-grandchild, Nolan, son of Michael and Stephanie. All dearly loved by Betty. Other survivors include a brother, John, husband of Joan Rohrer living in Oxford, PA; one nephew, Rodney Rohrer and one niece, Rhonda (Rohrer) Merrill.

Betty also served as treasurer of the ladies Auxiliary of the Barbershop Harmony Society "Pretzel City Chorus" when it was active.

Betty and her husband enjoyed traveling and toured many countries throughout the world.

A viewing will be held for family and friends on Thursday March 25, 2021, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM with service to follow at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading .

Burial will take place on Friday March 26, 2021, at 11:00AM at the Odd Fellows Cemetery located at 2400 Trevorton Rd, Coal Township, PA 17866 (family and friends to meet at the cemetery). Contributions may be made in her memory to Phoebe Berks, 1 Reading Dr. Wernersville, PA 19565. Online condolences may be recorded at

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  • Visitation

    March 25, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
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    March 25, 2021
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Service

    March 25, 2021 | 4:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
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    March 25, 2021
  • Interment

    March 26, 2021 | 11:00am
    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    2400 Trevorton Rd.
    Coal Township, PA
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    March 26, 2021


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Richard Leiby

Dear Jim,
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Betty. Edie and I were fortunate to have known the glowing light that was the essence of Betty. She was always a bright and smiling face no matter where you found her. This is something you will always have whenever you remember your lovely bride. I wish you peace and the comfort of your many friends and family.
Take care of yourself,
Dick Leiby
Comment | Posted at 05:46pm via Condolence

Raymond J Shunk,Jr.

Jim,Jackie and I will miss Betty,her congenial smile and pleasant laugh.
So grateful that the four of us spent some time together,this past year. We enjoyed the stories of both of you,when you were young.Having dinner together,after Parkside shows and on other occasions,while enjoying and singing with the quartet;all good memories. Or as Betty would sa"My Gracious".
We miss her already we both hope,for the Best,for you and your family.
With much Love,

Ray and Jackie Shunk
Comment | Posted at 12:33pm via Condolence

Pat Paarspms

James Garraway
I wish to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loving wife Betty. She and I shared special friendship years with you, Betty and the boys. My special sympathy to your entire family on their loss.
Comment | Posted at 02:37pm via Condolence

Pat Parsons

Thank you Betty for our many years of special memories and friendship. Our memories will live on in my heart; but, I am so very saddened by your loss. I know your pain and discomfort are gone, and for that, am most grateful.
Pat Parsons
Comment | Posted at 02:19pm via Condolence

Bill Kilpatrick

Dear Jim,
Laura and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your dear wife Betty. May God meet your every need in the days and weeks ahead as you and your family deal with your loss. With prayers and our deepest sympathy, Bill and Laura Kilpatrick
Comment | Posted at 01:42pm via Condolence

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