Elizabeth Ida “Betty” Bowersox Farnham

Elizabeth Ida “Betty” Bowersox Farnham, 90, of Phoenix, NY, passed away at Crouse Hospital on Friday morning, December 23, 2011, with her family at her side.

Born to her late parents, Webster and Edna (Kline) Bowersox in South Lansing, NY on October 28, 1921.

A graduate of Cato-Meridian High School, class of 1939. Betty lived most her life in the Phoenix area with her late husband, Charles Laurence Farnham of 69 years, who passed on, December 20, 2009.

For the past two years, Betty resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Larry Bednarczyk.

Betty was a homemaker. She loved to tend to her many flower gardens. An avid reader as well. She especially enjoyed painting, and was a member of the Baldwinsville Art Guild. A member of the Little Utica United Methodist Church.

Besides her late parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Lyle Farnham on July 7, 1988.

Betty is survived by eight sons and daughters, and their spouses, Linetta A. (Thomas) Lindsay of Elbridge, Lynn L. (Wallace) Burns of Landrum, SC, Russell C. Farnham of NY, NY, Douglas L. Farnham of Albuquerque, NM, Janet M. (Larry) Bednarczyk of Marcellus, Brian L. (Sharon) Farnham of Waterbury, CT, Stuart A. (Linda) Farnham of Phoenix, NY, Elizabeth M. (Clyde) Walts of Oneida; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours are on Wednesday December 28, from 5 to 8 pm in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix. The funeral service will be the next day, Thursday in the funeral home at 11 am, with her nephew, The Rev. Everett Bassett, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Chase Cemetery, Lysander.

Contributions to: the Charles Laurence Farnham Academic Scholarship award at PCS Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 445, Phoenix, NY 13135

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