DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Elizabeth Anne Deal
Elizabeth F. Deal (Betty Anne), 91 years of age, passed away February 1, 2021, at Summit Place of Kings Mountain. She was born in Neenah, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.E. Fritz, and was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Deal, brothers Charles Joseph Fritz, W.Richard Fritz Sr., R. Douglas Fritz, and sister Alice Fritz Riley. Betty Anne was educated in the public schools of Wisconsin, North Carolina, and South Carolina. She was a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University, and it was there that she met and married her beloved husband, Donald J. Deal. They enjoyed 68 years of marriage together until Donald's death in 2019.Betty Anne had a beautiful alto voice and was an accomplished church organist. She served several churches as organist over the years, including Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain , which she served for 25 years. Betty Anne was an avid reader and excellent cook. Before her retirement, she was employed by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, after several years of teaching in the Gaston County Schools. She and Donald enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and Europe during their retirement years. Betty Anne is survived by her two sons, Joseph Deal of San Francisco, CA, and John Deal of Kings Mountain.
A graveside service will be conducted at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mike Varn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 600 Crescent Circle, Kings Mountain, NC, or to the Donor’s choice.
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