Montoursville resident celebrates 100th birthday


Betty J. Schwenke, of Montoursville, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 17.

Currently a resident at Elmcroft of Loyalsock Township, Betty enjoys bingo, crafts, Bible study and attending weekly church services. She also enjoys reading, easy crossword puzzles, and knitting.

Betty is a native of South Williamsport and was the proprietor of The Knit Knook in Montoursville. She spent many years sharing her knitting, crocheting and needlework expertise with scores of customers, many of whom became and remain friends.

She married the late William M. Schwenke on April 20, 1946. They celebrated 55 years of marriage and enjoyed traveling and golfing together.

Betty is the mother of Canda (Michael) Fogarty, of Montoursville, and W. Dennis (Janis) Schwenke of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. She has five grandchildren, Brendan Fogarty (Carly Stancil), of Belmont, North Carolina, Minda Fogarty, of Montoursville, Megan Schwenke (Steve Graham), of Boston, Joanna (Ryan) Earls, of Boston, and Max Schwenke, of Ocean, New Jersey; and one great-grandson, Sullivan Earls, of Boston. Betty says some of the happiest moments of her life so far have been seeing her children, grandchildren and now her great-grandson grow up. She is truly the heart of our family.

Due to pandemic restrictions, a card shower was hosted by her family and a “virtual” birthday party was held via Zoom.


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