In Loving Memory

Betty K. Weeter
12/11/1917 - 9/20/2009


Betty K. Weeter, age 91, of Highland Oaks, formerly of Knox, went to be with the Lord at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, September 20, 2009 at the Clarion Hospital following a brief illness.

Born December 11, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edwin and Elsie Holberg Gross.

She graduated from White Memorial High School in Knox and the Feller’s Beauty Academy in Oil City.

On July 26, 1941 she married Eugene D. Weeter. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2000.

Mrs. Weeter worked in the Keystone Elementary School Cafeteria for many years, retiring as head cook. She and her husband owned and operated Weeter’s Christmas Trees in Knox. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking cookies and pies and doing things for others and her church. In years past she taught Sunday school.

Survivors include a daughter and son: Rhonda Salser and her husband, Earl, of Knox and Ed Weeter and his wife, Linda, of Jacksonville, Florida. Three grandchildren: Scott Salser and his wife, Karen, of Indiana, PA; Gregg Salser and his wife, Karen, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Amy Roberts and her husband, Keith, of Columbia, South Carolina. Three great grandchildren: Derric and Elizabeth Salser of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Delia Salser of Indiana, PA. One sister: Beverly Heath of Hilton Head, South Carolina and a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Kiser of Burbank, California. Numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Darlene K. Weeter; three brothers, William Gross, Ron Gross and Gerald Gross; one sister, Rosie Dersham.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc. at 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox. Friends will also be received from 10 a .m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Knox United Methodist Church on Railroad Street, Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the church. Reverend Donald Poole, pastor at the Knox United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Knox Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Knox United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 13, Knox, PA 16232 or Highland Oaks. 101 Maple Drive, Shippenville, PA 16254.

Online condolences may be sent to Betty’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences

From:  Tiby George  

Relationship:  friend

I am sorry for your loss. Actually, for the worlds loss. Though I haven't seen Betty for years, the quiet grace and loving attitude towards all has stayed with me. It has brought me comfort knowing that someone loved me even with the way my life had been. It still brings comfort when I remember her soft arms hugging me when I needed it; so kind and gentle. She was a grandma to all the kids at church and we loved her for it. She will be greatly missed.

Sent:  9/22/2009

From:  Lisa (Goughler) Kiser   Lock Haven PA

Relationship:  friend of family

So sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many happy memories of growing up across the street from Betty & Gene. I was really blessed to have had a neighbor like that, and have so many fond memories of Betty. You were very blessed to have her in your lives.

Sent:  9/22/2009

From:  Michael & Lynne Tharan   New Bethlehem PA

Relationship:  Neighbor, friend, student

As a small boy in elementary school, Mrs. Weeter would sometimes invite me into the cafeteria kitchen for an early morning jelly sandwich and glass of milk as I watched them preparing our lunch for the day. Living a block away at the end of Kribbs Avenue, the same street as Mrs. Weeter and her husband, I recall walking out the street with my Dad when we would select our Christmas tree for that season. Over the years, I returned to select Christmas trees from their seasonal evergreens. Always smiling and one to strike up a conversation with everyone, I will miss her.

Sent:  9/22/2009

From:  Jack Allmendinger Jr.   Fuquay-Varina NC

Relationship:  Friend

I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Weeter from my youth. I have no doubt that heaven has gained another angel.My sincerist condolances to your family

Sent:  9/24/2009

From:  Bob Allmendinger   Columbus Ohio

Relationship:  student

I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs Weeter's passing. As a student of the then new Keystone Elementary building, I fondly remember Mrs Weeter, and the other cafeteria ladies. She was so sweet, and one of many people who worked so hard to make that such a great place for us young kids, that many of us clearly remember them nearly 40 years later! I so much appreciate her to this day, for being so kind to that little boy all those years ago. Thanks, Mrs Weeter! You will not be forgotten.

Sent:  9/28/2009

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