Betty Ives Bartholomew, 90

FULTON, NY – Betty Ives Bartholomew, 90, of Fulton, passed away on Monday August 8, 2016, at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego.

Betty Ives Bartholomew
Betty Ives Bartholomew

A native of Volney, she lived in Fulton most of her life.

Betty retired from Armstrong World Industries in Fulton as a customer service representative after many years.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Volney; member for more than 55 years and Past Matron of Elizabeth Chapter #105, Order of the Eastern Star in Fulton; Past Right Worthy Matron and Past Grand Ruth; a 49 year member of Cairo Temple, Daughters of the Nile and had been an advisor for Athena Triangle in Fulton.

Betty volunteered at St. Luke Residential Health Services for many years.

She was the daughter of the late, Robert and Louise Ives and was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Earl Bartholomew, in 2006.

Surviving are: her extended family, Allyson (Michael) McManus, Colleen (Thomas) Madigan, Jeffrey (Ethel O’Neal) Carter and Lori (Robert) Secreti and “grandchildren,” Taylor and Michael McManus, Jackie Watkins, Christopher, Michael, Thomas and Jeffrey Madigan, Jennifer and Dillon Secreti and Vharie Carter.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, August 12, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with an Eastern Star service at 12:30 p.m.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Shawn Porter officiating and burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, County Route 45 in Volney.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Betty was a very very special person. She will be missed, To her extended family….my sincere sympathies

    A beautiful lady all her life. May she rest in peace. God Bless

  2. Betty, I will miss you. All of us that knew you will hold you in a special place in our hearts. I know you will be joining Earl and will be together again. You had so many friends and associates, memories abound. May the Lord Watch over thee and me , while we are absent one from the other. Sorry Roy and I can’t be there to say our final goodbye. May God Bless

  3. You and Earl are on the road again visiting all your OES friends that have passed before you.You were a wonderful lady Betty B. I know you were greeted with open arms for all the good you have done. I am happy you are at peace now. And God Bless. Same sentiment as Sheryl wrote, May the Lord watch over thee and me,while we are absent one from another

  4. Sorry to here about Betty, she was a great lady and full of energy. Alison and family i would like to send my sincere sympathies. She will be another angle watching over your family. God bless

  5. So sorry for the loss of a very sweet lady. She was very kind and generous to my daughter and I ?

  6. So sorry for your loss. What a kind and beautiful lady and a great neighbor. She will be truly missed. My prayers go out to your family.

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