Friends of the Cemetery

The Friends of Mount Bethel Cemetery is made up of donors to the cemetery maintenance, both financial and those who volunteer their time to the upkeep of the grounds. We rely solely on The Friends to continue our work and maintain the cemetery. If you are already on our Friends list, please consider an increase in your contribution this year, and/or consider a "Leave A Legacy" bequest to the cemetery in your will so that we can meet the many challenges that lie ahead.

The support of our Friends has allowed the following and ongoing accomplishments at Mount Bethel Cemetery in recent years:

Would you like to make a donation?

Mail donation to:
Mount Bethel Cemetery
P.O. Box 231
Columbia, PA 17512
Make check payable to: "Mount Bethel Cemetery"
Please include your email address on the check.

You may also donate via Paypal:

Our plans for the future include:



Mt. Bethel Cemetery Shed Replacement Project

The current shed is in need of a new roof and other improvements to make it into a usable building for storing the cemetery's equipment. The shed is over 100 years old. In the Spring of 2015 the Board decided to replace the shed with a new one. In the Fall of 2015 donations were solicited. Following is a list of contributors to this important project.

Completion of the new shed is expected in early fall of 2016.

Donors Listed below.



2012-Present Donors List


  • M/M Glenn Banner
  • Judy McKonly

CARE TAKER - $250-$499

  • M/M John F. Hinkle, Jr.
  • Mrs Jeanne V. Fisher
  • Barbara L. Laukhuff

CHERUB $10-$249

  • Gib a/ Cathy Geltmacher
  • Claire a/ Albert Storm
  • Ralph Kreiser
  • Frank J. Doutrich
  • Cleon Grove
  • Dean a/ Mary Anne Keller
  • Richard Dombach
  • M/M Wendell B. Stockdale
  • Luther a/ Dorothy Smith
  • Cornelius J. Keim III
  • Kathleen M. Smoker
  • Dr. Martha Stephens
  • Robert G Miller
  • John M a/ Mabel S. Lockard
  • Colleen a/ Joseph Luzader
  • Barney a/ Jane Aston
  • Sue a/ Rich Gerfin
  • Bill a/ Donna Kloidt
  • Anna Kiscaden
  • M/M Kimberly Rhine
  • Jetty Gerfin
  • Tom a/ Sandy Mimnall
  • Joan M. Wise
  • Don a/ Pat Dancause
  • Danny a/ Joyce Shaub
  • Virginia a/ Dorothy Thomas
  • Janet K. Stair
  • Marie B. Libhart
  • M/M Dennis Bachman
  • James H. Thomas
  • Elna S Storti
  • Albert E. Kraft
  • M/M George Brommer
  • Burton Y. Staman
  • Katharine S. Swenson
  • Robert R. McComsey III
  • Jim a/ Linda Shaub
  • Chuck a/ Ruth Ann Williams
  • W. Kraft
  • Edward K. Dinkel
  • Richard F. Bentley
  • Cheryl Ronan
  • Barbara Donan
  • James Gambler
  • Jacquette Vogel
  • Clarissa M. Wolcott
  • Gordon a/ Yvonne Kraft
  • Chris a/ Mary Ellen Bongart
  • Wayne Von Stetten
  • Richard H. Bair
  • Edith L Herman
  • Cindy King
  • Gayle J. Renna
  • Michael a/ Beth Resch
  • James L. Kulp
  • Charles Leader
  • M/M Raymond Eisenberger
  • Donald R. Stair
  • Wilson Bucher
  • Janette a/ Jerry Musser
  • Carolyn T. Reamer
  • Walter E. Loy
  • S. H. a/ R. L. Deke
  • M/M Philip Glatfelter
  • Richard Wiggin
  • Dr/M Frederick P. Sample
  • Jeffrey Groff
  • Robert L. a/ Mary Jane Williams
  • Janet & Steven A. Nash
  • Carol Falk
  • CHS Class of 1952
  • Mary Louise (Jackson) Miller
  • Marian Roy

In-Kind Donors

  • Girl Scout Junior Troop #94
  • Ed Wickenheiser
  • M/M David M. Rupp
  • Mary Wickenheiser
  • John Meshey
  • Kristin Straub
  • Liz Wiker
  • Thomas Watson
  • Kevin M. Kraft
  • David T. Mountz
  • Charlene Bair
  • Kathleen Lutz
  • M/M Ronald N. Mable
  • Cynthia A. Young
  • Jane Moore
  • Jamie Hess
Business/Corporate Sponsorship 2012-Present

PLATINUM -- $1,000 AND UP   

Columbia-Middletown Elks Post # 1074

GOLD -- $500 TO $999

SILVER -- $200 TO $499

  • Catholic War Vets
  • The Von Hess Foundation
  • Columbia Water Company
  • Columbia Fraternal Association
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • LG Mechanical

BRONZE -- $25 TO $199

  • River Valley Disposal, Inc.
  • B & T Sportswear
  • Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbia Lions Club
  • Becky a/ Ken's
  • Sunsnappers
  • Chickies Lodge #307 L.O.O.M.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation Medical Center
  • Nikolaus a/ Hohenadel, LLP
  • Gamby's Disposal Service
  • F. Sahd Salvage Center, Inc
  • S & G Printing
  • Foresters of America
  • Columbia Park Rangers
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