Elizabeth "Betsy" E. (Evans) Buchanan

March 30, 1945 ~ May 15, 2019 (age 74)


Elizabeth "Betsy" E. Buchanan, 74, of Lincoln Park, died May 15, 2019 in Kindred Hospital, Havertown.

She was married July 31, 1971 to E. Allen Buchanan, who died April 29, 2016.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on March 30, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Edward H. Evans Jr., and Elizabeth J. (Bonsall) Evans.

Betsy was a 1963 graduate of John Bartram High School, Philadelphia; 1967 graduate of Penn State University and earned her Masters in Education from Temple University.

She was employed as a school teacher her entire working life, working in both Lincoln Park Elementary and West Wyomissing Elementary in the Wilson School District, West Lawn, PA before retiring in June of 2010.

Betsy was a member of Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and doing arts and crafts.

Betsy especially loved the beach and attending all of her grandkids’ sporting events, concerts and dance recitals.

She is survived by two daughters: Elizabeth B., wife of Paul E. Kirkpatrick, Jr., of Glenwood, Maryland and Katharine C. “K.C.”, wife of Jason S. Dianna of Lower Heidelberg Township.

Other survivors include four grandchildren: Megan E. Kirkpatrick, Madeline J. Kirkpatrick, Samuel R. Dianna and Joseph A. Dianna.

There is also a brother, Robert B., husband of Mary E. (Moss) Evans of Matthews, North Carolina.

Memorial Services will be Saturday, May 25th at 11:00 am in Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church, 1 Carlisle Avenue, Reading, PA 19609.

A visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Church.

Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made the Church’s Endowment Fund at the above address.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.

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May 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church
1 Carlisle Avenue
Reading, PA 19609

Memorial Service
May 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church
1 Carlisle Avenue
Reading, PA 19609

Private Committal

Arlington Cemetery - Drexel Hill
2900 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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