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Obituary - Elizabeth L. Lopesz

Elizabeth L. Lopesz

Date of Passing: May 4th, 2008

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Elizabeth (Betty) Lesa Larkin Lopesz, 84, of Waterville, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Harding Nursing Home, with her loving family at her side. She was born March 10, 1924, on her parents, LeRoy and Lesa Hodges Larkin's farm in Hubbardsville. Elizabeth was the salutatorian of the Brookfield Central School, class of 1943 and attended Morrisville College for two years, majoring in Dietetics and Home Economics. After graduaton, she worked as a head cook at summer camps and later as the cafateria manager at Waterville Central School. In 1954, Elizabeth married Norman J. Lopesz and ran a restaurant at Cherry Valley Oil, while Norm ran a gas station on Route 20 in Sangerfield. She later became a full time housewife and devoted mother, raising their three children, Catherine Lesa Lopesz, Roger Norman Lopesz and Douglas Lynn Lopesz as well as caring for her father-in-law, Nicolaus (Michael) Lopesz on their farm on Route 20 in Sangerfield. She was active in church and senior citizen programs. She also founded the Morlope 4H Club and for 10 years was the leader, which taught many kids activities in life, sewing, cooking, horse care and more. Betty did her own canning, gardening, freezing, quilting, etc. She was affliated with the First United Methodist Church in Waterville, since Rev. Hotten was pastor and was formerly a member of the South Hamilton Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Norm; two brothers, Donald Lee Larkin of Hubbardsville and Harry R. Larkin of West Edmeston; a sister, Doris Maie Larkin Edwards of Crossville, TN; all her children; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul L. and Collin D. Larkin. The funeral will be Friday morning at 10 at the First United Methodist Church, Waterville, with Pastor Genett Timlin officiating. Interment will be in Sangerfield Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday evening from 4-7 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.

Condolences:

we are sorry to here about betty she was a good friend
frances

Norm, Joan and I are sorry to hear of your loss of Betty, To you and your family we offer our condolances. Joan knew Betty and became good freinds when Joan was in high school. Stan and Joan
Stan & Joan Krawiec

We just wanted the whole family to know we are thinking of you. We were saddenned to hear Betty was so sick. Remember she is in a better place. God Bless, Ron & Sue
Ron and Sue Tice

Dear Doug, Lisa, and family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother (Betty). Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Carol Zieres, Safety Harbor, FL e-mail: czieres906@aol.com
Carol Zieres

Uncle Norm, Cathy, Roger, & Doug, I am saddened with the news and pray you are comforted in knowing Aunt Betty is at peace. God Bless. Jody
Jody Rys Armstrong

So sorry to hear about Betty. I didn't realize she was so sick. She will be greatly missed.
Erma Voorhees