Eleanor E. Melah Krans Eleanor E. Melah Krans

Eleanor E. (Betty) Melah Krans of Perkasie, Pennsylvania died December 22, 2019, at Phoebe Ministries Retirement Community in Richlandtown, Pennsylvania. She was 90 years old.

Betty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Harry A. and Catherine (Gordon) Melah and attended West Catholic High School for Girls.

In 1954, while working as a bookkeeper at the Pentagon, Betty married sailor Goff “Douglas” Krans whom she met at a USO dance in Norfolk, Virginia.

After Douglas’ death in 1985, Betty worked at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, in Horsham, Pennsylvania and was recognized many times for her excellent work in service to the country.

Betty is survived by four children: Denise Krans Haffner (Gene) of Seymour, Tennessee; Annette Krans Shamberger (Mike) of Perkasie, Pennsylvania; Brian Douglas Krans (Teresa) of Sellersville, Pennsylvania; and Janine Krans Jacobs (Fred, deceased) of East Greenville, Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren: Douglas, Derrick, Gregory, Briana, Zack, Shelby, Dylan and Quinn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 2, 2020 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM in the church.

Betty’s family requests donations may be made to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”, and add “ADC-PMC on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Penn memory Center, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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