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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Carol Joan Betz, 70 – Pine Grove High Class of 1967

Carol Joan Betz, 70, currently of Hinder Homes, Denver, Pa, where she resided with her daughter Nikki Mellott for the past 2 years, and formerly of Pine Grove passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born on January 31, 1950 in Mechanicsburg, she was a daughter of the late Violet Aungst Hikes.

She was a 1967 graduate of Pine Grove High School and a former member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Carol worked for Zimmerman’s (Burke’s) Variety Store, Red Arrow Quick Pickens, Olde World Cheesecake, and retired from Berger’s Market in May 2015.

She loved sewing, baking and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her husband Glenn A. Betz, Jr., whom she married on Feb. 24, 1968, a sister, Barbara Ann Kimmel.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda and husband Eugene Strouphauer of Pine Grove, Nichole and husband Brett Mellott of Denver; a son, Keith L. and wife Christine Betz of Pine Grove;  seven grandchildren, Ashley and husband Cameron Fickel, Michael Betz and fiancée Shendi, Kaytlyn Frew, Tyler and wife Kaitlyn Athey, Chase Betz, Luke Betz and Jackson Mellott; a great grandchild Brantley Betz; a sister, Sandra Cleary; two brothers, Steven and wife Barb Hikes, Martin and wife Rhonda Hikes; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to The COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134 or in her memory

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


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