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Betty M. Erich-Hanes

October 10, 1928 ~ May 18, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Betty M. Erich-Hanes, 94, formerly of Poplar Road, St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born on October 10, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Salome and Mildred Gerg Dornish.

On February 14, 1947, she married the late Raymond C. Erich, who preceded her in death on December 4, 1995. in 1999, she married the late John W. Hanes, who preceded her in death on June 7, 2012.

Betty attended St. Marys Area Schools and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She retired from Uni-Mart after many years as the manager. Over the years, she was active with the St. Ann's Society, the Rosary Altar Society, and the Senior Center, where she loved to play cards with her friends. Always the social butterfly who made friends everywhere she went, she enjoyed volunteering her time at the hospital gift shop, the Resale Shop, and at the Senior Center. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by 5 children; Yvonne (Gene) Hooper of St. Marys, Leah (Rich) Meyer of St. Marys, Susan (George) Wendel of Erie, Mary Kay (Ernest) Kronenwetter of St. Marys, and Charles (Anna) Erich of Lexington, KY; and by 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 step-sons, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her first and second husbands, Betty was preceded in death by a step-daughter, by two brothers; James Dornish and Charles Dornish, and by one sister; Leah Redmond.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Betty M. Erich-Hanes will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Fr. Thomas Curry, OSB, as celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday, Monday, May 22, 2023 from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM.

Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Senior Center.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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