Antique Vintage 19

Betty J. (Gerberich) O'Neal

October 12, 1929 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 90)


Betty J. O’Neal, 90, of Columbia Cottage, Palmyra and formerly of Hershey passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020.


Born October 12, 1929 in Palmyra, she was the daughter of the late Earl D. and Amanda Carrie Gerberich and widow of Paul H. “Pete” O’Neal since May 1999.


Retired from H. B. Reese Company, she was a member of Fishburn United Methodist Church, and a former volunteer at the Hershey Medical Center Gift Shop and Londonderry Village.  Betty took painting lessons from Clyde Stacks and operated an antique booth at Ziegler’s in the Country, Hershey.


Surviving are her daughters Linda M. Schlader (Jeffrey) of Hershey and Colleen R. Knutsen (Erik) of Palmyra; grandson Joshua J. Schlader (Dana McCafferty-Schlader); and granddaughter Jeriah B. Schlader (Sammy Sellers).


A private funeral service will be held at her church with interment in Fishburn Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fishburn United Methodist Church, 1215 Fishburn Road, Hershey, PA 17033 or Hospice for All Seasons, 280 South Hill Drive, Grantville, PA 17028 or Columbia Cottage Employee Appreciation Fund, 103 North Larkspur Drive, Palmyra, PA 17078.


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