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Betty J. Mater Durst

October 8, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

LEWISTOWN - Betty J. Mater Durst, 81, of 920 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 3:34 a.m. Saturday Oct. 6, 2012, at the Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.

Born July 8, 1931, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Henry D. and Ethel M. (Liddick) Leidy.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Richard L. Mater, on March 29, 1973, and John K. Durst Sr., on Sept. 8, 2010.

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Betty J. Mater Durst

Betty is survived by: her sons, Kevin L. Mater and wife, Jeanette, of Carlisle, and Robert K. "Kelly" Mater and wife, Carol, of Lewistown; stepchildren, John K. Durst Jr. and wife, Thaila, of Belleville, Harry Steven Durst and wife, Kathleen, of Thompsontown, Daniel Durst and wife, Deborah, of Belleville, Michael A. Durst and wife, Sherri, of Lewistown, and Laurie J. Durst Kozak and husband, Todd, of Lewistown; grandchildren, Jerret R. Mater, Jeanette R. Kocan and husband, Matthew, and Alan R. Mater; 12 stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth E. Leidy, of Altoona, and her stepsister, Linda C. Eckley, of Altoona.

She was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School. She worked part time at the Baltimore Life Insurance Company, in Lewistown, and later as a clerk typist at K.B. Aero-tech for 21 years.

She attended Evangel Baptist Church, in Lewistown, where she was a member of the Evangelders. She was a member of the Juniata County Quilting Guild. Early in life she was a 4-H seamstress instructor and she was a creative and skilled seamstress.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., with Pastor Edward Kauffman officiating. Interment will be in Blair Memorial Park, in Tipton.

Her family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty's memory can be made to the Evangel Baptist Church, 375 W Fifth St, Lewistown, PA 17044.



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