Betty Karcher
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Betty J. (Jones) Karcher November 20, 2020 Betty Jones Karcher, the best Mom and Grammie ever and teacher of love, passed away November 20, 2020 at her beloved home in Jamesville. She was born in that same house to Musa and William Jones. She graduated from Fabius-Pompey high school and then Syracuse General Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, and upon graduation assumed the position of Operating Room Supervisor there. On November 12, 1955 she married Glenn Karcher (predeceased), the love of her life. They had three children; Lance (predeceased), Brent, and Bonnie Nyman (Carl). After raising their family, she continued her nursing career at Syracuse China and then General Electric where she retired in 1987. She adored her children and grandchildren Kerrigan (her Tiny Bug), Heather (her Lily Bit), and Molly and Rachel Karcher. Betty was devoted to her family and friends. She loved: all animals, the Adirondacks, Boston, family gatherings and celebrations, concerts, charitable causes, riding her tractor, car rides, baking pies, the holidays - and we would enjoy all the wonderful cookies she would bake. She was an active member of the Community General Alumni Association and worked many years as an Election Inspector. She was a member of the Jamesville Community Church. She kept her mind active by playing board games and solving Crossword puzzles. She worked tirelessly her whole life, and last painted her home when she was 86 years young. She had a loving giving spirit, devoted friends, and she and Glenn lived to help others. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 705 N. Main Street, N. Syracuse, NY. A committal service will be held in the Spring at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Jamesville. To leave a special message for the family, please visit Gathering size within our chapels will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements. Masks are required and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels. Please sign the guestbook at

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 27, 2020
Dear Bonnie, Brent, Carl, Kerrigan, and Heather,
We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We have so missed chatting with her, seeing her smile and getting a wave at the lake these last years. Her "little black dog friend", Pippi, remembers her greetings and pets. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Wishing you fond memories and laughter as you remember you mom and grandmother. The Wake Family

The Wake Family
November 22, 2020
Brent and Bonnie, I remember your folks fondly and well. The description of "lived to serve others" fits that memory and them better than I could ever say. May your good memories lift you through this sad time.
David Coye
November 22, 2020
A beautifully written obituary for a beautiful woman, inside and out. I will miss seeing her out mowing that expansive lawn on her garden tractor and also seeing her sitting in her corner wicker porch chair while keeping an eye on all of us down by the lake. Camp will surely not be the same without her there, that's for sure. She always made sure to tell me to get up there more often !! Neat lady, I loved her, and will miss her. Rest in Peace, Grammie.
Linda Nyman
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