Betty Jane Vagenas of Archbald died Monday November 25, 2019 at the Allied Hospice Center. Her husband of 51 years is Kostas “Gus” Vagenas.
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Born in Archbald, she was the daughter of the late Austin and Bessie Caines Ritter. A graduate of Archbald High School, prior to retirement she was employed as a waitress.
She was a mighty woman of God, and attended the Peckville Assembly of God.
She was a mighty Intercessor and Worshipper. She made worship flags and banners for churches all over the world. She was an active member of the Christian organization Aglow international. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was an excellent hostess and opened her doors to anyone that stopped by. She brought joy and laughter with everyone she came into contact with.
Betty Jane’s family would like to extended a Special thanks to the Staff at Allied Hospice Center for their kindness and exceptional care.
Also surviving are sons William Sembrot and wife Edith, Taylor, Michael Sembrot and wife Arlene, Scranton, and Kostas Vagenas and wife Rocio, Dickson City; several grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Marlene Santarelli and husband Sam, Jessup; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sister Patricia Rafalko.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 am in the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St. Jessup. Friends and family may pay their respects Wednesday morning from 9 am until service time in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Jessup.