Betty Jane Ludt, 91, of Carlisle, passed to eternal life on Tuesday,
September 10, 2013, at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 2, 1921, in Carlisle,
a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Galbraith and Mary (Natcher) Galbraith, and was the widow of the late John F. Ludt,
III, who died April 23, 2004.
Betty Jane was a 1939 graduate of Carlisle High School.
She was a loving homemaker and also retired from the Carlisle Hospital after 20 years of service, where she was a heart
station technician. Betty Jane was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cumberland County
Historical Society. She formerly volunteered at the Carlisle Hospital and she loved her family, her home
She is survived by two sons; John F. Ludt, IV (wife, Georganne)
of Staunton, VA and William G. Ludt (wife, Jeanne) of Amherst, NH, one daughter, Mary Jane Ludt of Newport, three grandchildren;
Jessica Wilmer, Margaret Ludt and Thomas Ludt, one great-grandson, Tyler Wilmer and several nieces and nephews.
Betty Jane was preceded in death by two brothers; John Galbraith (her twin) and Glenn Natcher and four sisters; Jeanette
Goodyear, Paulnaris Boston, Regina Shenk and Evelyn Sminkey.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 W. Louther St., Carlisle, with Rev. Carol Bowman officiating. A
private burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday
from 10:30 a.m. until time of service and immediately following the service at Betty Jane’s home for a time of fellowship.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may
be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.
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are with you all during this sad time.
Your mother was I fine women and will be missed!
Your mom was
an exceptionally nice woman. I worked with her at the hospital and we sometimes went to events at Dickinson. I will always
With sincere sympathy,
My sincerest sympathy in the loss of your lovely mother. She was a warm and
wonderful person, and she will be dearly missed.
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