1935 Betty 2012

Betty Downing

August 5, 1935 — September 1, 2012

Betty A. Downing, 77, of State Highway 26, South Otselic, NY, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich.
She was born August 5, 1935 in Columbus, a daughter of Linn J. and Blanche E. Penner Rowe and was a graduate of Morris High School. On July 29, 1961, Betty married Ivan Paul Downing, Jr. in North Norwich. Betty started her career as a telephone operator and worked at several area insurance agencies, retiring from Gates-Cole Insurance Agency in Norwich.
Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church in South Otselic. She loved her pet birds and feeding the wild birds as well.
Surviving are her husband, Ivan Paul Downing; her children, Bonny and Robert VanCourt of Hamilton; Jodie and Nathan Maynard of South Otselic; a brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Helen Rowe of Sherburne; brother-in-law, Doug Gibbs of Rome; grandchildren, Cayla VanCourt and Ashlee VanCourt; step-grandchildren, Kriss Young, Ian Maynard and Benjamin Maynard; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Olive Gibbs, a brother, Albert Rowe; and a granddaughter, Carey VanCourt.
Graveside services will be held at 1pm Friday, September 7, 2012 at the North Norwich Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Thursday from 5-8pm.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the South Otselic Fire Department.


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

6:00 - 9:00pm

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc. Sherburne, NY

10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY 13460

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