Bette Kovich

Obituary of Bette Jayne Kovich

Bette Jayne Kovich, age 96 of Pocono Pines, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, April 2, 2021 at Wesley Village, Pittston, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pocono Pines on March 2, 1925 and was the daughter of the late George E. and Mary Sansenbach Newhart. Bette graduated from Tobyhanna Township High School in June, 1943. She worked on a military base in Rome, NY where she met her first husband, Dennis Lewis. Bette was active in Girl Scouts as a Troop Leader with her daughters. She was a founding member of Clymer Library, Pocono Pines and volunteered with St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church, Pocono Pines. She was best known for her handmade gifts and handicrafts. Her spirit was best exemplified when at the age of 83 she drove to visit her daughter and family on vacation in Tennessee with her close friend, Jackie Boltz. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who would do anything for her family. Her sharp wit and spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the fortune to know her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Michael J. Kovich, who passed away on March 17, 2005. Bette is survived by son, Dennis N. Lewis of Summerset, PA; daughters, Dawn L. Dierkes and husband Michael of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Daryl Rother of Dallas, PA; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Pocono Pines, PA. Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Memorial donations in Bette’s name may be made to the Clymer Library, 115 Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines, PA 18350. Online condolences can be made at
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