August 22, 1939 ~ November 13, 2020

Born in: Philipsburg, PA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Elizabeth Ann Danner, born August 22, 1939, in Philipsburg, PA, passed away in Asheville, NC on November 13, 2020.

Betty was the wife of James E. Danner, who predeceased her June 22, 2017. Together they have four children: Gregory J. Danner (Karen), of Marysville, OH, David E. Danner (Patty), of Wooster, OH, Deborah A. Danner Comer (Mike), of Leicester, NC and Cathleen R. Danner Adams (Larry) of Asheville. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Kathryn Rigard (Wayne), and brother, R. Earl Hanes (Judy), of St. Mary’s, PA.

Betty was preceded in death by her father, Edward Philip Thomas (Virginia), mother, Margaret Lynn Hanes (LaVerne), sisters, Nancy Spencer (Ken) and Helen Bonfardine (Mel), and brothers Gary and David Hanes.

Betty graduated from St. Francis High School and spent 26 years in the Air Force with her husband Jim. She was a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school and Bible school teacher.

Additionally, she volunteered in several projects with the Air Force, museums, and church. Betty was a member of Central UMC and the Deborah Circle.

Private burial will be held at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain.

Memorials may be made to Central UMC, 27 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801, or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Aunt Betty was a firecracker and she flowed with the world around her. She was fun to be around, her laugh memorable. We love her and we missed her and happy knowing that she is in peace with Jesus

  2. Betty was always a Wonderful sister-in-law who loved us all and was always there for us. Jim & her always made our visits fun & enjoyable. We will miss her very much! She was a Great mother, grandmother,& GG grandmother but especially a Great Wife for Jim through all the Good times & hard times. Now they are together again for eternity.


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