Bettegene Rectenwald, 92, of Ligonier, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law, Michael. She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Long Beach, Calif., a daughter of the late Russell Moshier and Majorie Winkeeper. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ligonier. Bettegene was a Pearl Harbor survivor and served with the Gray Lady Service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John L. Rectenwald Sr.; and two sisters, Pat and Marilyn. She is survived by her five loving children, Cheryl Hofbauer and her husband, Paul, Susan Rectenwald and her husband, Gabriel Yackanich, John L. Rectenwald Jr., Michelle Kent and her husband, Michael, and Michael Rectenwald and his wife, Nancy; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Sims. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Holy Trinity Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. John Foriska as celebrant. Arrangements are by the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 342 West Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658 or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 203, Ligonier, PA 15658.
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