Elizabeth I. “Betty” Ellsworth

Elizabeth  I. "Betty" EllsworthElizabeth 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

6 thoughts on “Elizabeth I. “Betty” Ellsworth

  1. Jody, Craig and families, our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time. Betty and you both, have made a large impact on me & my family and it will always be remembered.

  2. Craig and Jody
    We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. Your mother has had a long and full life that has inspired and affected many others in a very positive way. She will be greatly missed by many.

  3. My condolences from an old friend of Jody’s from 50 years ago and 3,000 miles away. Your mother (and your father as well) was a wonderful person. I remember Art and Betty from my youth, having worked at the grocery store for much of my junior year of high school and the following summer. I’m sure that her long life has left countless memories to ease the sorrow of her loss. My blessings to the entire family.

  4. To Jody and Craig,
    Our mothers were best friends for so many years. I lost my mother about 10 years ago, so I know how you must feel. So glad I sometimes follow the Phoenix Memories link on Facebook. Keep your heads up, you mom is now in a better place.

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