Elizabeth I. Soto of Ripley, N.Y. died Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa., following a short illness. Her loving family was at her bedside as she passed into the Lord's hands. She was born on April 14, 1943 in Oil City, Pa. to the late William and Hazel Brown. On November 7, 1962, Elizabeth married Regalado Soto in North East, Pa. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2012. She was employed as a house cleaner until her retirement. During her lifetime, Elizabeth was a member of the Ripley Baptist Church. Her survivors include five children: Tina Blystone, William (Tammy) of Ripley, N.Y., Michael (Hope) Soto of Westfield, N.Y., Carmen Wettekin of North East, Pa. and Rick Soto of Fairview, Pa. Elizabeth is also survived by six siblings: Alena, Pete, and Gene Brown of Titusville, Pa., Christopher Brown of Waterford, Pa., Walter Brown of Westfield, N.Y. and Judy Houser of Dayton, Pa.; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased be her son, Regalado Soto, Jr., and her brother, Joseph Brown, of Titusville, Pa. An 11 a.m. Memorial Service, celebrating Elizabeth's life will be help at the Ripley Baptist Church on Saturday, January 12, 2013 with the Rev. Donald Eggleston officiating. Interment will be in the Quincy Cemetery at the convenience of the family. All arrangements have been entrusted to the Matthews Funeral Home, 104 West Main Street, Ripley, N.Y.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 10, 2013