Betty T. Ruetsch, 96, of Phoenix, NY, passed away on Tuesday
March 10, 2015 at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton, NY.
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
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, NY.
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,
WW 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,
Douglas (Nancy) Ruetsch, II; three great-grandchildren, Sara Ruetsch,
Lily Emma English, and Benjamin Kabot; several nieces, nephews,
Calling hours are on Saturday March 14, from 11 a.m. until noon, followed by
a funeral service all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main Street, Phoenix, NY. The Rev. Marion Mae Moore-Colgan will officiate
the service. Spring burial in Phoenix Rural Cemetery at the convenience of
Contributions in Betty’s memory to: Phoenix Fire Dept. Auxiliary, 457 Main
Street, Phoenix, NY 13135.