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Elizabeth "Betty" Barner

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Barner, Elizabeth "Betty" RENSSELAER Elizabeth Ann Brackett Barner, 82, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. She was born in Fulton to Robert and Mildred Brackett on January 22, 1932. She was a volunteer as well as leader for many programs and activities. She was a longtime member of the Bible Study Fellowship program and a group leader for many years. She was awarded an honor by the association as top leader. Betty formed deep and lasting friendships and became a mentor to many. Her life and her love of God have been an inspiration to others. Over the years many have thanked her for her words of encouragement, which helped them to take new steps of hope and make life changing decisions. Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry E. Barner. Betty and Harry had nine children, listed with their spouses, Ginger and John (Bruce), Stephen and Jeanne, Susan (deceased) and Richard (Christiansen), Harry Jr. (Bud), Phil and Sandy, Paul and Elvie, Tim and Amy (deceased), Marie (deceased), and Bobby (deceased). Betty is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by three siblings, Roberta Bouck, Brenda DeGroat, and Robert Brackett, all from western New York. All are invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of her life to be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Pineview Community Church, 251 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany at 6 p.m. The family respectfully requests no flowers be sent. Those wishing to remember Betty in a special way may make contributions to Barner Learning Center, c/o Paul Barner, through Pineview Community Church. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 16, 2014
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