Elizabeth “Betty” Runge (nee Bechtel), age 87 of Blackwood (formerly of Haddon Heights), passed away peacefully at Home on April 3, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Rodney C. Runge. Loving mother of Leah (Ed) Downs. Devoted Grandmother of Kristi (Steve) Howe, Laura, Patrick, Megan, Alexis, Ryan, and Sarah Slemmer. Dear great grandmother of Alex, Kylie, Ava, Jacob, and Allie. Also survived by her brother William Bechtel, 3 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Donald Bechtel.
Betty grew up in Allentown, PA and received her RN from Thomas Jefferson University Nursing School. She was a volunteer at the Indian King Tavern, Haddon Heights Ambulance Corps, Options for Women, and Senior Citizens United Community Service. She was also a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church where she sang alto in the choir.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:30am-10:30am at the DuBois Funeral Home, 700 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106. Funeral Service 10:30am at the Funeral Home. Interment will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Betty’s name to Options for Women, 1500 N. Kings Highway, Suite 110, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Condolences and memories may be shared at duboisfuneralhome.net.