Elizabeth M. “Betty” (Brubaker) Zook, 94, of Lititz, Pa., formerly of Strasburg, died July 15, 2023, at Landis Homes. Her husband, Floyd I. Zook, preceded her in death in 2003.

Born Jan. 31, 1929, in Duchess, Alberta, she was the daughter George L. and Ruth N. (Shetter) Brubaker.

She was a homemaker and schoolteacher. Her 17-year teaching career included Linville Hill Mennonite School, Belleville Mennonite School and Locust Grove Mennonite School, where she started the kindergarten program. She was cited by Who’s Who of American Teachers for her accomplishments. She was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church at Morgantown.

Her gifts of creativity in art and crafts blessed many people through her handmade cards, crocheted animal book kits and other crafts. She loved volunteering as a Star Comforter and Friendly Visitor, showing her lifetime of care and concern as she visited many residents at Landis Homes.

Surviving are five children, Lois Ann (J. Lemar) Mast of Morgantown, Duane E. (Genie Wills) Zook of Tyler, Texas, Ronald E. (Judy Garber) Zook of Lancaster, Larry J. (Dawn Root) Zook of Manheim and Robert G. (Ethel Yoder) Zook of Allensville; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a brother, George O. Brubaker of New Holland. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Harold Brubaker, John A. Brubaker and Edna (Brubaker) Mellinger.

Interment was Mount Pleasant Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Landis Homes Caring Fund.


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