PHOENIX, NY – Betty T. Ruetsch, 96, of Phoenix, passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2015, at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, NY.
She was born in the town of Granby (South Granby) to her late parents Emma Harriet (Butler) and Harry Bennett Turner on January 7, 1919.
Betty was a 1937 graduate of Phoenix High School.
She was a fine homemaker.
Betty was an active member of Phoenix United Methodist Church.
She was involved with the United Methodist Women, Sunshine Circle and other activities.
She also was the surviving charter member of the Enterprise Fire Co. Auxiliary, past president of the Mothers’ Club and the Amaranth chapter all in Phoenix.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles D. Ruetsch, on July 3, 1988; her brothers, Staff Sgt. Earl B. Turner, on April 10, 1944 in the Central Pacific, World War II, and Donald H. Turner on September 6, 2011; her sister-in-law, Bette Turner, on September 4, 2012.
Surviving are her son Douglas Earl Ruetsch and his wife Elizabeth “Ann” Ruetsch both of Phoenix; her daughter, Pamela Betty (Ruetsch) English and her husband, Bernard English both of Liverpool; three grandchildren Michael (Trisha) English, Charles Ruetsch II and Douglas (Nancy) Ruetsch II; three great-grandchildren, Sara Ruetsch,
Lily Emma English and Benjamin Kabot; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon, followed by a funeral service, all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main Street, Phoenix.
The Rev. Marion Mae Moore-Colgan will officiate the service.
Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Betty’s memory to: Phoenix Fire Department Auxiliary, 457 Main St.,
Phoenix, NY 13135.