Elizabeth Raker

Elizabeth Raker

June 29, 1932 January 1, 2021

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Obituary for Elizabeth C. Raker (Lewis)

Elizabeth C. Raker, 88, longtime resident of the Oley area, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021. She was the wife of Donald Raker for 64 years until his death in 2017. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late George and Annetta (Dellecker) Lewis.

Graduating in 1950 from Springfield High School, Elizabeth had plans of modeling and attending Temple University prior to unexpectedly contracting polio, but despite this life altering hardship, she and Donald were married and over the years raised four boys. In addition to owning an antique store, being active in the community and at church, working as a secretary and mother, Elizabeth was also President of Don Raker's Bond's affiliated RTR Trucking Company.

Elizabeth's loving and generous nature will be forever remembered by her surviving sons Ben and Todd, by her many grandchildren including Lorena, Luke, Amanda, Jarrett, and Jamie; by her sister Barbara; and her numerous nieces and nephews. She now joins in heaven her husband Don, her sons Jonathan and Robert, her brother George and her sister Ruth.

Contributions in Elizabeth's memory may be made to the Children's Diabetes Foundation, 4380 South Syracuse, Suite 430, Denver, CO 80237.

Services will be private at the convenience of her family. The Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, West Reading is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences, tributes, and fond memories may be expressed at

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    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    391 W. Neversink Road
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Brenda Angstadt

I was saddened to read of Betty's death. I haven't seen her in many years, but she was one of my dearest friends and mentors at New Life Bible Fellowship Church. She drove along with me to doctor appointments in Philadelphia for many months after my diagnosis of leukemia in 1986. We also enjoyed lunch and shopping at Doneckers back in the late 80's. She was gracious and kind and a great Christian woman. My condolences to the family. Brenda Angstadt
Comment | Posted at 01:35pm via Condolence

Benjamin Raker

thank you for paying your condolences Brenda, my daughter and I miss mom so much. With all the turmoil of the past few days, the first instinct I have is to call mom to talk, because that's what I would always do when I needed guidance, or just a shoulder to cry on. She would always listen, always care, always want to help. But of course that's the exact thing I can no longer do. I know she is happy now in heaven, without pain and sickness and sorrow; and I know I should be happy as well, but all I feel is sorrow. Ben and Lorena Raker
Posted at 02:31am

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