Betty Kickery

Betty Marie Kickery

1933-2012 PITTSFIELD Betty Marie Kickery, 79, of 70 Lyman Street, Pittsfield, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Van Rensselaer Manor in Troy, N.Y.

Born in Great Barrington, on September 26, 1933, a daughter of Fred and Gertrude Arnold Phelps, she as educated in Pittsfield schools.

Mrs. Kickery was a homemaker.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved being with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and canning, knitting and crocheting.

Her husband, Roy W. Kickery, whom she married March 3, 1953, in Great Barrington, died July 28, 1999.

Mrs. Kickery is survived by a son, Wayne M. Kickery, of Greenfield, Mass. two daughters, Cheryl A. Shaw of Pittsfield, and Barbara A. Kickery and her partner, Paula Honiker, of East Greenbush, N.Y.; a brother, Fred Phelps and his wife, Connie, of the state of Florida, and a sister, Nancy McDonough of Mississippi; eight grandchildren, Melanie Cimini, Becky Winters, Karen Norton, Nikki Shaw, Jamie Kickery, Stacy Kickery, Cayla Clayton and Anne Clayon, sixteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by a sister, Doris Reynolds.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Betty Marie Kickery will be held Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m, at DERY FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Sigmund Sadzinski officiating.

Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Kickery may be made to the or to the hospice of one's choice, both in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 10, 2013