Betty Risser

Betty Risser

Wednesday, March 28th, 1934 Friday, June 21st, 2019

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Obituary for Betty L. Martin Risser (Shreiner)

Betty L. Martin Risser, 85, of Lititz, formerly of East Earl, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Brethren Village.
Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Cora (Zimmerman) Shreiner. She was married 9 years on Feb. 27 to Carl H. Risser. Her first husband, Warren Martin, died in 2004.
Betty was a retired seamstress and also worked part time as a driver for special needs children.
She was a member of Conestoga Church of the Brethren where she formerly served on the leadership team for four years. She also volunteered for deaf people (making phone calls), and was a champion for rights of deaf people. She also volunteered at the Brethren Village grocery store, enjoyed Wii bowling, crocheting, playing cards, gardening, and plants. She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and step children’s families.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Thomas C. Martin, Sr. of Ephrata, W. Anthony (Sally Martin) Martin of Gap, and Bradley N. (Julie Sipes) Martin of Clay; five grandchildren, Thomas, Jr., Jason, Karen, and Elizabeth Martin, and Kevin Windemaker; nine great grandchildren; two step daughters, five step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; 5 step great-great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Martha Shreiner.
Preceding her in death are two sons, Jeffrey and Steven Martin; a grandson, Peter Martin; and a brother, Galen L. Shreiner.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at 11 am at Conestoga Church of the Brethren, 141 E. Main St., Leola with visitation from 10-11 am. Interment will be in the Bareville Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Brethren Village Retirement Community, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Conestoga Church of the Brethren
    141 E. Main St.
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    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Conestoga Church of the Brethren
    141 E. Main St.
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    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    Jere A. Cassel
    Kathy Miller
  • Interment

    Bareville Cemetery
    Brethren Church Road
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April Chang

Some would say I met Betty by chance at a concert in Lebanon, but I believe it was the Lord. I cherish the friendship that bloomed between the Rissers and the Hagans Family. We will miss her and pray for the family. Until we meet again in Glory...
April (Hagans) Chang
Comment | Posted at 09:17am via Condolence

Audrey McCarty

Betty was a wonderful lady always smiling and happy
She will be missed. Hold on to the great memorie. She will always be with you in your hearts
Audrey Martin McCarty
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My condolences to the family. Betty was a wonderful woman!
Bertha Stork
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