Elizabeth J. "Betty" (Merkel) Pauley

May 27, 1943 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 76)


Elizabeth J. “Betty” Pauley, 76, of New Ringgold, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of David Pauley. They celebrated 56 years of marriage on July 14, 2018. Prior to retirement, she worked at Heisler’s Egg Farm, Lewistown Valley, as an egg grader for over 20 years. Born in Lewistown Valley, she was the daughter of the late Diamond and Arlene (Hayes) Merkel. Betty was a member of Steigerwalt Church of God, McKeansburg. She was a member of the Zion Church of Lewistown Valley Women’s Guild, she volunteered at the food pantry in Pottsville and she enjoyed the time with the women in her church prayer group. Betty loved her family, playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, swimming and traveling the country and Canada by motorcycle with her husband. She was preceded in death by a grandson Robert P. “Bobby” Dunn. Surviving in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Susan, wife of Randy Kupres, of New Ringgold, and Tammie, wife of James Dunn, of  New Ringgold; two sisters, Mary Ellen Chandler, of Slatington, and Judy, wife of Larry Moyer, of Tamaqua; 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and an expected great grandchild, nieces and nephews. Services will be private with the Rev. Eugene Eckroth officiating. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Steigerwalt Church of God, PO Box 113, Orwigsburg, PA 17961.  Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Online registry and condolences may be signed at


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Steigerwalt Church of God
P.O. Box 113, Orwigsburg PA 17961

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