DelVal mourns the loss of Elizabeth R. ‘Betty’ Diamond
Dec 03, 2015
Elizabeth R. 'Betty' Diamond of Ottsville, formerly of Doylestown, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 86.
Born in Doylestown, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary Helveston Rohrman.
She graduated from Doylestown High School. Her education also included French Language Training, Peace Corps Training Camp, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and private vocal and organ lessons in Doylestown.
Elizabeth was the Head Bookkeeper with Sears Roebuck Co. in Abington. She also had been employed with Cedar Brook Farm, Ottsville as a Shepherdess, Peace Corps Volunteer Chad, Africa, Part-Time Treasurer, Diamond International Consulting Services Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa., Part-Time Secretary, Penn State University, Department of Kinetics, University Park, Pa., Nockamixon Township Auditor, Ferndale, Pa., Sunshine Feed Store, as a Clerk, Doylestown, and as a Cashier and Secretary, Kenny's News Agency in Doylestown.
Elizabeth traveled extensively to 50 different nations around the world as well as throughout the United States.
Elizabeth had many interests and hobbies which included collecting domestic brooms from around the world, collecting hand fans from around the world, playing the organ, singing, bird watching, cooking, baking, freezing and canning foods, and sewing.
Elizabeth had been involved in many organizations which include Soprano, Acappella Choir, Telford, Pa., Soprano, State College Choral Society, State College, Pa., Organist and Choir Director, Doylestown United Methodist Church, Doylestown, Guest soprano Soloist, various churches, organizations, events, weddings and funerals. Guest Director of Music, Upper Bucks County United Church of Christ and Lutheran Church, Riegelsville, Pa., 55-year member of Plumsteadville Grange (4th Degree), Bucks County Pomona Grange (5th Degree), Pennsylvania State Grange (6th Degree), National Grange (7th Degree), Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Doylestown United Methodist Church, National Association of Peace Corps Volunteers, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Chairlady, Bucks County Make It With Wool Organization, and President of Methodist Youth Fellowship for Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
Elizabeth's involvement and dedication was recognized by the following organizations: Nominated for National Peace Corps Association Sergeant Shriver Humanitarian Award, James E. and Elizabeth R. Diamond Wing, Life Sciences Building, Delaware Valley University, Friend of 4-H Award, Bucks County 4-H Clubs, Mark of distinction as Friend of Pennsylvania State Grange, Outstanding Dedication and Leadership for Promoting Pennsylvania State Grange Youth and Young Married couples. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for dedicated service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad, Africa, and by the Peace Corps, Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, James E. Diamond. They were married for 55 years. Elizabeth was the sister of the late William J. Rohrman Jr., and is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the auditorium of the Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Building. The family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. at the Delaware Valley University Student Center Building, Moumgis Auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Elizabeth can be made to the James E. and Elizabeth R. Diamond Endowed Scholarship c/o Delaware Valley University, 700 East Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901.
To send condolences to the family, please visit: shellyfuneralhomes.com.