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Betha Young


October 11, at the Middletown Home, Lower Swatara Township.

She was born on July 16, 1916 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Kurtz Botts.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Middletown, a former Sunday school teacher, and a graduate of Middletown High School, class of 1935.

She was the widow of Frank W. Young.

She is survived by her only niece and caregiver Karen K., wife of Robert Mrakovich, Middletown; and several great-nieces and nephews.

A Tribute to her life was held on Monday at the Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, with Pastor Britt Strohecker officiating.

Burial was in Middletown Cemetery.

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