Betty Keeley

Obituary of Betty L. Keeley

Betty Lou (Hartranft) Keeley, 88, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on February 8, 2021, at Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was the wife of the late Irvin H. Keeley, who passed in 2019.

Born in Pottstown, PA, on March 9, 1932, Betty was the daughter of the late Russell Forest Hartranft and Mary Elizabeth (Cehlar) Hartranft.

Betty graduated from Pottstown High School in Pottstown, PA, and worked as a secretary for various companies throughout her life. She had a love for cats, dogs, and babies. Betty was affectionately known as “Granny Bird,” and will be sorely missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Betty is lovingly remembered by her children, Michael B. Keeley, Sharon L. Snyder, wife of Paul, Kevin B. Keeley, fiancé of Jessica A. Witman, and Jody D. Keeley, fiancé of Michael Schaeffer; and her seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her sons, Craig A. Keeley and Mark I. Keeley; and her brothers, Robert Hartranft and John “Jack” Hartranft.

A webcast of Betty’s services will take place on Friday, February 12, 2021, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Please visit to view the webcast. If you have any questions, please call 610-323-8220.

A graveside service (weather permitting) will take place on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 1:15 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association online at

Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at