Ann (Callaghan) Bettinger

February 26, 1949 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 69)

        Ann Bettinger, 69, formerly of Minersville, passed away Monday afternoon at the home of her daughter.

       Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late James and Catherine Steffanic Callaghan.                                                   

     Ann was a graduate of Nativity BVM High School.  She was a member of the former St. Kieran’s Church and was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Minersville. She worked for the Yuengling Brewery and also the former St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Minersville. She was a CYO coach, a Girl Scout Leader and was very active in church activities.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas, and infant son John and by 2 brothers, James and Joseph Callaghan.

   She is survived by 2 daughters, Carla Cappella and her husband Thomas, Schoentown and Susan Castle and her husband Michael, Minersville; a son TJ Bettinger, Schoentown; 9 grandchildren, Cody, Callie and Theresa Bettinger, Tommy, Trevor and Caitlin Cappella and Ayla, Aimy and Michael Castle; 2 sisters, Catherine Clifford, Ashland and Elizabeth Quinn, Heckschersville; 3 brothers, Harold Callaghan, Heckschersville, Robert Callaghan, Minersville and Charles Callaghan, Tamaqua; a companion Dave Hoenich, Minersville; nieces and nephews.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1PM Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 539 Sunbury St,,  Minersville, with Father Christopher M. Zelonis officiating.  Friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation Thursday evening from 6 to 9PM and Friday morning from 7AM to 12:30PM at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. Internment will be in Queen of the Universe Cemetery, Peach Mountain,

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