COAL TOWNSHIP — Elizabeth “Betty” B. Van Natta, 97, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Huntingdon, Nov. 3, 1921, a daughter of the late John and Clara (Burns) Bert.

She was a graduate of Huntingdon High School and attended secretarial school.

She was married in the Episcopal Church in Hagerstown, Maryland, to Dr. Thomas M. Van Natta Jr. who preceded her in death in 1982.

She was a very active member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Nedra (Van Natta) Templar and her husband, Michael, of Shamokin; two grandchildren, Thomas Templar and his wife, Tiffany, of Shamokin, and Celine Templar and her companion, Dean Hollenbach, of Sunbury, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.


VAN NATTA — Elizabeth “Betty” B. Van Natta, 97 of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Relatives, friends, and neighbors are invited to attend a graveside service at Mount Rock Cemetery, 35 Oakland Ave., Lewistown, on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m., with the Revs. Robert Zorn and Cindy Carlisle officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made to the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown 17044. Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor, and Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, Roger G. Barr, funeral director are assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences to the family go to or

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