Elizabeth C. Rasbridge

February 2, 1929 - July 21, 2020
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Elizabeth (Crosland) Rasbridge, of the Heritage of Green Hills, formerly of Shillington, passed away peacefully at 91 years of age on July 21, 2020 with her three children by her side. Born in Bethlehem, Betty was the daughter of the late Kenneth R. Crosland and Ruth E. (Reese) Crosland Francis. Her beloved sister Barbara Crosland Hunter preceded her in death. Betty was the devoted wife of Robert B. Rasbridge with whom she shared 69 years of marriage.

Family meant everything to Betty. She was a loving mother to her daughter Lisa, wife of Robert Mochan of Sinking Spring; daughter Lynne, wife of Richard Bainbridge of Ocean Pines, MD, and son Lance, husband of Chhorvy Sin of Dallas, TX. She was affectionately called Nan by her eight grandchildren: Timothy Mochan, husband of Courtney, and Benjamin Mochan; Andrew Bainbridge, husband of Nicole, Matthew Bainbridge, husband of Leslie, Emily Katcheves, wife of Alexander, and Adam Bainbridge, fiancé of Mariah; Dylan Rasbridge and Kim Chheng.

Betty was further blessed with eight great-grandchildren: James, Caroline, Colton, Harper, Addison, Jack, Steven, and Elias. Betty was a passionate educator.  After graduating from Liberty High School in Bethlehem and Kutztown State Teachers College, she began her 24-year teaching career. While teaching in the Governor Mifflin School District, she touched the lives of countless kindergarteners and first graders.

Betty was a devout Christian and faithful member of the Memorial Church of the Holy Cross for 66 years. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women who honored her with the UMW Mission Recognition Award in 2003.

A gifted pianist, Betty shared her musical talents with many. She was a member of the Berks Senior Orchestra for years, and she generously volunteered countless hours to entertain in local nursing homes. Her passion for music has been instilled in many of her children and grandchildren. In her retirement years, Betty and her husband traveled extensively both abroad and throughout North America. Their proudest accomplishment was having visited 49 states in their RV.

Other enjoyed pastime activities included knitting and counted cross stitch. Betty became quite accomplished at both and her handiworks were often given as gifts.

Mom has shared a legacy of love, kindness and generosity that will endure in all of us.

Services will be webcast on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM. To view her service, go to www.kleefuneralhome.com, find the Elizabeth Rasbridge obituary and click on the webcast tab. The Reverend Mandy Miller will officiate. Private interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Church of the Holy Cross, 329 North 5th St, Reading, PA 19601. A public Celebration of Life service will be held in her church at a later date.

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Date: Monday, August 3, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

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Memorial Church of the Holy Cross

329 North Fifth Street
Reading, Pennsylvania 19601

 

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Born: February 2, 1929
Died: July 21, 2020

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Lana Gene Fick posted on 8/6/20

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Lana Gene Fick posted on 8/6/20

Dear Bob, I was so sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. Our Betty was truly a treasure; so full of love for everybody. I feel so blessed that God saw fit to have our paths cross. I've met so many Amazing people. at the ManorCare; but none more thoughtful and giving as you and Betty; you were always so wiling to share your God given talents to lift the spirits of our residents and they truly loved you both; as we all did. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know exactly what you are going through. the 16th of this will be the 7th anniversary of Terry's passing and it feels like yesterday. Betty was so loved and will truly be missed. We "were" blessed to have had the love of our Lives for as long a we did. And this is "not" the end. only the "Beginning!!" We'll be together again. God be with you, always. Lana

 

Holly Altenderfer posted on 8/3/20

So sorry for your loss. What a long and music and love filled life. I remember Betty as a younger woman at Holy Cross leading the cherub choir, as a lovely hostess when my family came Christmas caroling and as an excellent pianist when I heard her playing at the Heritage. Wishing you God’s peace and blessings. Holly (Cooper) Altenderfer

 

Felicia Hunter Morrice posted on 8/3/20

We were so very saddened to learn of Aunt Betty's passing. Uncle Bob, Lisa, Lynne, Lance - and their families - are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. So many fond memories of Hunter family visits with the Rasbridge family over the years. I particularly remember the family home in Shillington, and many visits there. Dad (Bill Hunter) is now buried next to Betty's sister, Barb, in the Bellwood cemetery, where they both always have beautiful flowers on their stones. Much love to you all at this time. Felicia (Hunter) and Bob Morrice, Canandaigua, NY.

 

Grace E Weber posted on 7/27/20

So sorry to read of Betty’s death. We learned to know Betty and Bob when we bought their house on Broad in 2009. Betty left her gracious touch and vibes in this house and we are grateful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life and grieve your loss. Grace and Nelson Weber

 

Susan Byrne Lis posted on 7/26/20

Lisa, Lynn, and Lance, my condolences on the passing of your Mother. I always remember your Mom and Dad fondly when we all lived on Franklin St.

 

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