Betty L. Lyle, 87, formerly of Locust Street, Warren, Pa., passed on to be with the Lord, on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Rouse Warren County Home.
Betty was born September 21, 1925, in Warren, the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Genevieve Lawson Lyle. She was a lifelong Warren resident and a 1943 graduate of Warren High School. She then worked for the Bell Telephone Company, retiring after thirtyseven years of service. Betty was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church, and the former Epworth United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Bethel Fleming Circle of the United Methodist Women, who made thousands of Health Kits to be used around the world. She also donated her time delivering for the Warren Meals on Wheels Program.
Betty was not only very active in her church, but also in knitting hats and mittens for the Salvation Army. She belonged to the 55 Plus Club, the Bell Telephone Pioneers, was an avid reader, and loved to travel. Her travels took her to the Europe, the Holy Land, and to Sweden to visit her relatives and ancestors. She loved to prepare traditional Swedish food at Christmas time, and was revered for her delicious rice pudding. She enjoyed many friends and especially her family.
Betty is survived by five nieces, Linda Ekey and her husband Donald, Akeley, Catherine Bertch and her husband Keith, Warren, Rebecca Holt and her husband Bob, Youngsville, Joan Grubbs and her husband Todd, Auburn, Ala., and Nanette Nagy and her husband Lannie, Covington, KY; eight nephews, Richard Lyle and his wife TC, Warren, James Lyle and his wife Sandy, Scandia, John Lyle, Erie, Randall Lyle, Warren, Gerald Lyle and his wife Jana, Glenndale, AZ, Dale Lyle and his wife Janet, Warren, Gregory Lyle and his wife Pam, Warren, and Jeffrey Lyle and his wife Michelle, Warren; many greatnieces and nephews, as well as many greatgreatnieces and nephews. Betty is also survived by 3 sistersin law, Doris Lyle, Beverly Lyle and Jean Lyle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Russell Lyle, Ellsworth Lyle Jr., Robert Lyle, Raymond Lyle, and Stanley Lyle.
Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 1624 Penna. Ave. East, Warren, Pa., for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held there on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. John Gerber, and Rev. Seth McClymonds, officiating.
Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church, 1624 Pennsylvania Ave. E., Warren, Pa. 16365.
E condolences will be received at www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.