Betty Kaffar Rehpelz, 90, died peacefully at home with her family at her side Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. She was a 70-year resident of South Hampton Roads and a native of Worthing, South Dakota. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jr.; and daughter, Elizabeth Anne.
She was a devout Roman Catholic and a member of the Church of the Holy Family. Betty graduated from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing and was a member and current treasurer of its alumni association. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. She was affiliated with her family’s restaurant, Charlie’s Seafood, for most of her life.
Betty was founder and CEO of Rehabilitation Unlimited Inc. and led a team of nurse case managers and rehabilitation counselors in several states throughout the southeast and Texas. She received numerous awards including Rehabilitation Professional of the Year. Betty retired in 2014.
She is survived by her loving children, Charles A. Rehpelz III, Paul G. Rehpelz, Peggy R. Knorr, and her husband, Randy, and Trisha L. Rehpelz, all of Virginia Beach; sister, Rosie Pals of Safety Harbor, Florida; and eight grandchildren, Charles IV, and his wife, Shannan, Alison, Kacie, Jacob, Randell, and his wife, Brittany, Natalie, and her husband, Alex, Josh and Zack. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Anna, Abigail, Charles V, Caroline, Hadley, Cecelia and Jack; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Laskin Road Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., followed by a visitation with the family until 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Church of the Holy Family. Father Rene Castillo will officiate services. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Norfolk.
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