Stafford ~ Elizabeth (Betty) Ward, age 93, passed away on December 28, 2020 at the New York State Veterans Nursing Home in Batavia due to corona virus. Betty was born on December 15, 1927 in Batavia, the youngest child of the late Albert and Laura Rumsey.
She was a long time member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stafford, and the Stafford Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennie Lynn (Patrick) Mooney; son, Fred (Joan) Mathers; step-daughters, Diane (Paul) Voightmann and Rita (Pete) Zarbo; grandchildren, Peter, Cory, and Jeffrey Fowler, Emily Radaker, Michael Mathers and Rachel Sanfratello, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husbands, Fred Mathers (1981) and Warren Ward (2019). She was also predeceased by her siblings, Art, Al, Fran, George, and Howard, and an infant granddaughter, Erin Lynn Fowler.
There will be no calling hours due to current covid conditions. Her graveside service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Stafford Rural Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6188 Rt.5 Stafford, NY, 14143