Betty Coats

Obituary of Betty E. Coats

Betty J. Ellsworth Coats was born to T. Ward Ellsworth and Ruth Givens Ellsworth on June 22, 1924. She was born in Cortland and has lived here all her life. Betty graduated from Cortland Senior High School. She has worked at Marion Margaret Ice Cream Store, Rose Clothing Store, and retired as payroll clerk from Crescent Corset Company. She was a member of Homer Avenue Methodist Church. She was baptized and married on January 6, 1945 to Branch Coats at the First Methodist Church of Cortland. She was a member of RSVP and loved to knit and care for her flowers. Betty is survived by her sons Richard (MaryBeth) Coats of Cortland, Gary (Deborah) Coats of Cortland, and James (Darlene) Coats of Buffalo; grandchild Chad (Melody), Matthew (Johanna), Andrew, Adam, Amanda, Mac (Maureen), and Emily (Brandon), as well as twelve great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Branch and her sister Barbara Ames. A calling hour will be held on Sunday July 21st from 2 to 3pm with a funeral service to begin at 3pm, at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. On behalf of the family, they would like to thank those at Walden Place for the care and kindness they extended. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice or the SPCA. To offer online condolences, please visit
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