The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 21, 2014

Betty P. Wentz Krieger

FLORIDA — KRIEGER – Betty P. Wentz, 90, North Hutchinson Island, Fla., passed away peacefully at home Jan. 20, 2014, with her family by her side. Born March 11, 1923, in Windber, to the late Irene Repine Wentz and Orange Beal Wentz. Betts completed cosmetology school in 1960 and later opened Salon Mamselle in Johnstown, where she resided. Member of Roxbury United Methodist Church, Johnstown, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was active in the United Methodist Women’s Society. In 1971, Betts and her husband retired to Buffalo Mills to enjoy the country life, where she attended Bedford Presbyterian Church. She began wintering in Florida and attended Northside Baptist Church in Fort Pierce. She resided in Cranberry Township, Pa., with her daughter and continued gathering more friends for several years. Survived by her children, Carol “C.J.” Neuhoff, Bernard (Annette) Krieger, Gary Krieger and Brenda Krieger; sister, Dorothy Roseman McQuaide; brother, Delbert Wentz; grandchildren, Kim (Gary) Wallace, Beth Keebler, Eve (Ryan) VanBuren, Bernee (Bill) Stauffer, Tiffany, Crystal, Ali and Caci Krieger; and great-grandchildren, Danielle (Blake) Wallace Miner, William Wallace, Isabel, Indiana, Isaac and Ivan VanBuren and Joshua Keebler; also great-great-granddaughter, Reagan Marie Miner. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Bernard W. Krieger; son, Daniel L. Krieger; brothers, Cyrus Wentz and Orange Wentz Jr.; sister, Harriet Lohr; and great-granddaughter, Lindsie Irene Wallace. Betts led a very active life and loved entertaining family and friends. She was quite famous for her extravagant home cooking topped with assorted pies. Betts also enjoyed bicycling, horseback riding, skiing, traveling and shopping. Spending winters at ocean resorts and beach combing was a favorite pastime. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Betty P. Krieger to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, Fla. 34997 or Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach, Fla. An online guestbook may be signed at

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