Elizabeth M. “Betty” Duffer, 74, of Clay, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Croghan, N.Y., a daughter to the late Alice Walter and Francis Duffer and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1955. Upon graduation, she moved to Fulton where she met her first husband and started her family. she retired in 1993 from General Electric in Liverpool where she worked for nearly 30 years.
She was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of both the Suttle Vernice American Legion and the VFW Post 153, Baldwinsville.
She was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Duffer, who died in 1994.
She is survived by her son, Verner Draper, Jr. of Pennellville; two daughters, Alice (Paul) Burns of Central Square and Joyce (John) Rao of Baldwinsville; several step-children including step-daughter, Darcy (Brian) Beattie-Clute of Fulton; two sisters, Shirley Berrus of Hannibal and Mickey Duffer of Oswego; her former husbands, William Dann of Baldwinsville and Verner Draper Sr. of Fulton; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Burial will be in Fairdale Rural Cemetery, Hannibal.
Contributions may be made to Humane Association of CNY, Inc. 4915 ½ West Taft Rd., P.O Box 38, Liverpool, NY 13088.