Elizabeth W. Mertz, 96, of Spring Twp., passed away on October 13, 2016, at Manor Care Sinking Spring. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Esther G. Witwer. Elizabeth was employed at Rosedale Hosiery & Knitting and R.M. Palmer Candy. She enjoyed reading and telling jokes and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul F. Mertz Jr.; son, Gregory Mertz; and brothers: Bill Witwer, Benjamin McKnight and Morris McKnight. She is survived by her daughter, Debbra L. Mertz, of Mohnton; grandchildren: TeAnn Hartman, of Mohnton, Michael P. Mertz, of Mohnton, and Eric J. Mertz, of Gibraltar. She is also survived by her brother, Charles McKnight, and sisters, Mary Rodolff and Carrie Beck. Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family. Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Service of Shillington is in charge of arrangements; online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com .
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