Betty Patricia Bastian

Betty P. Bastian, 84, Altoona, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Herbert and Dora (Howard) Blair. She married Robert E. “Bob” Bastian on July 27, 1951, in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are her husband; two sons: Robert C. and wife, Jennie, of Cresson and Roger C. and wife, Carlyn, of Altoona; nine grandchildren: Jacki, Jessie, Robert and Piper Bastian and Ben, Heidi, Luke, Donovan and Logan Weir; two sisters: Beverly D’Elia and husband, Dave, of Altoona and Judith Harvey of Manassas, Va.; a son-in-law, Jon Weir and wife, Terrie, of Northglenn, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Weir; a grandson, William Ulrich Bastian; and a brother, Paul Blair.

Betty was a 1947 graduate of Altoona High School. She retired in February 1993 as a bookkeeper from Western Auto Service Center. She was a member of Grace Family Bible Church.

Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Grace Family Bible Church, 2243 Mill Road, Duncansville, officiated by Bill Markley. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

In remembrance of Betty, those who wish may make contributions to Grace Family Bible Church.