Welcome to the memorial page for

Betty Jane James

June 14, 1929 ~ September 17, 2017 (age 88)

Betty Jane James, 88, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Hanover Hall Nursing Home, Hanover, PA.

Born June 14, 1929, in Brodbecks, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel I. and Florence E. (Rinehart) Zumbrum.  Betty was the loving wife of the late William J. James who died December 21, 1992 and with whom she shared over forty years of marriage.

Mrs. James was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, PA. 

Betty retired in July 1992, having worked for over fourteen years at Sealed Air Corporation, Hanover, PA.  She was a member of the Over Fifty Club.

Betty is survived by her children, Brenda Sherdel of Hanover, PA, Elaine Ruhl of Freeland, MD and Sheila Myers of East Berlin, PA; six grandchildren, Chris Sherdel, Jamie Sherdel, Eric Sherdel, Josh Klinedinst, Nicole Harnish and Amanda Hockensmith; three great-grandchildren, Nyleigh Harnish, Nash Harnish and Bryson Hockensmith; two brothers, Marlin Zumbrum of Thomasville, PA and Jesse Zumbrum of Hanover, PA; two sisters, Romaine Fissel and Shirley Wildasin both of Hanover, PA; and her beloved dog, Dominick.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norm Zumbrum and Clair Zumbrum; and a sister, Mamie Brown. 

A funeral service to celebrate and remember Betty will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc. 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. E. Robert Burkhart officiating.  Burial will be in Marburg Memorial Gardens, Hanover, PA.  A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 127 York Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Paul Lutheran Church
127 York Street, Hanover PA 17331

 Service Information

September 20, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc.
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

Funeral Service
September 21, 2017

10:00 AM
Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc.
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

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