Leroy R. and Betty S. Felty, of Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at their home due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. On August 30th, they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Leroy was born in Pine Grove on September 22, 1928, to the late John H. and Eva Kreiser Felty Posey. Betty was born in Myerstown on February 17, 1934, to the late Isaac R. and Carrie Binner Schnoke.
Leroy served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired as a mechanic from Indiantown Gap. Betty had worked as a bookkeeper for the former Talbot Hall and as a clerk for North Lebanon Twp. He was a member of the Williams Gove Old Timers Race Drivers Club, the Checkered Flag Fan Club with York Co. Auto Racing, and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR). Betty was also an associate member of those clubs, and a member of the Class of 1951 Myerstown High School. They were both members of the Ono United Methodist Church.
They are survived by their daughters, Peggy F., wife of Charles Wike, of Fredericksburg, and Nancy L. Felty, of Annville; Leroy’s sister, Eleanor Lerch, of Port Ritchey, FL; Betty’s brother, Elwood (Eleanor) Schnoke, of Myerstown; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Leroy was preceded in death by his son, Larry Felty; and brothers, Elvin J. Felty Sr. and Albert H. Felty. Betty was preceded in death by her sisters, Pearl Emery, Ruth Scipioni, and Stella Heim.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at the Ono United Methodist Church, 9 Main St., Ono. There will be no viewing, but a visitation will be held beginning at 9 a.m. until the start of the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church at P.O. Box 126, Ono, PA 17077, or to EMMR, P.O. Box 688, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is honored to serve the family.