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Ruth Elizabeth "Bettie" Besanceney

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Besanceney, Ruth Elizabeth


Age 95 passed away quietly in the skilled nursing facility of St. Joseph's Hospital on Thursday, September 12, 2013. She was born on December 29, 1917 in Elmira, New York to Earl and Bernice (Rowley) Mosher. Bettie is survived by her only child Charles Francis Besanceney (Carrie) of Youngstown, NY; granddaughter Jennifer Anne Latham of Owasso, OK; grandsons, Todd Andrew Besanceney of Switzerland and Matthew Ryan Besanceney of Buffalo, NY; and great granddaughters, Zoe Camille Latham and Sophie Madeline Latham of Owasso, OK, and Josephine Scout Besanceney and Madeleine Sage Besanceney of Switzerland. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their offspring. Bettie was pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 56 years Norton (Nort) Besanceney, and brother Edmund Mosher and sisters Isabelle Mosher, Evelyn Gardner and Mary Kosmicki. Bettie was a graduate of Elmira College and had taught at the high school level in East Bloomfield, NY after graduation. She had been a lifetime member of Christ's United (formerly Hedding) Methodist Church. She was an enthusiastic square dancer, golfer, bird-watcher and traveler. Later, as her health declined, she became more focused on her family. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Private viewing for family members only will be held one-half hour prior. Reverend Alan Dailey will officiate. Memorial donations in Bettie's name may be directed to a .

Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, 2013
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