Bethany Jane Erb VanZant

EL TORO, Calif. – Betty Jane Erb VanZant passed peacefully on Dec. 29, 2012, at home, in El Toro, Calif., after a short illness.

Born March 27, 1920, in Decatur Township, to Henry and Dorothy Rauch Erb, she was the first born of eight children.

She is survived by: her sons, Robert Jr. (Anne) and Jerry (Susan); daughter, Triff (Bob) Helgeson; brothers, Robert Erb and Leonard (Marilyn); sisters Doris (David) Yetter and Shirley (John) Kauffman; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by: her parents; her husband, Max, of 68 years; and brothers, Henry and David; infant sister, Mary; and grandson, Kyle.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Juniata Memorial Park, 9010 U.S. 522, Lewistown.