Elizabeth I. “Betty” Ellsworth, 93, of Phoenix, NY
passed away on Thursday January 16, 2014 at the
Syracuse Home Association, Baldwinsville. Born in
Phoenix, NY on June 3, 1920 to her late parents,
Ora V. (Dolbear) and Claude P. Wallace. She was
the valedictorian of her graduating class, Phoenix High
School, class of 1938.
Betty was owner/operator of
Ellsworth’s Red & White Grocery Store, and Econ-Wash
Laundromat, both located in downtown Phoenix, for
many years, before closing and late sold. She also was
owner of the coin-operated car wash located on Davis St..
Betty was a member of the Phoenix United Methodist
Church and it’s Women’s Fellowship organization; Ladies
Auxiliary of the Phoenix Memorial Post 5540, VFW; Eastern
Star; Century Club member served as an officer; Topics Club;
treasurer of T.O.P.S. organization; and an avid bowler.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband
of 36 years, Arthur R. Ellsworth on Sept. 18, 1976; predeceased brothers,
Karl Wallace and Ralph Wallace, her three sisters, Mary Fryer, Marjorie Myers,
and Geraldine Miklada all in 2012.
Surviving are her daughter, Jo Anne “Jody” Brooks Ryan and
her husband, Harvey Ryan; her son, Arthur Craig (Mary) Ells
worth of Pennellville, NY; four grandchildren, Heather (Jim)
Stagnitta, Aaron Brooks, Amanda Ellsworth, and Kevin
Ellsworth; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth “Beth”
Stagnitta, and Emilee Stagnitta; one brother, Earl “Cactus Bob”
Wallace of Baldwinsville; one sister, Eleanor Fisher of Fulton;
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. in
the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with
the Rev. Lauri J. Craig officiating. Burial will be in Phoenix
Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St.. Phoenix, NY 13135.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday Jan. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. in
the funeral home at 431 Main St..
Contributions in Betty’s memory to: Century Club, or the
Phoenix Public Library, 34 Elm St., Phoenix, NY 13135