Betty Rude
In Memory of
Betty Jane
1924 - 2018
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Obituary for Betty Jane Rude

Betty J. (Rowley) Rude, 94, of Elm Street, Groton, died August 19, 2018 at the Groton Nursing Facility after a short illness.

Born July 28, 1924 in Girard, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Elsie Durbin Rowley.

A lifelong resident of the area, she graduated from the Dryden High School in 1942 . Moving to the Groton area in 1946 where she worked at Smith Corona she became a child day care provider for 38 years retiring in 1985. She had enjoyed flower gardening, crafts, sewing and her pets. Her true passion was her family and they will deeply miss her.

She is survived by her sons, Rick (Donna) Rude of Groton and Steve (Irene) Rude of Cortland; his daughters, Brenda (Robert) Bundy of Victor NY and Margaret (Richard) Bundy of Syracuse as well as 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, her husband of 64 years, Edward D. Rude, her brother, Kenneth Rowley and her great granddaughter Penelope predeceased her.

Services will be Wednesday. August 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m , at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St, Groton. The family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 p.m prior to the service. Burial will be in the Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden.

Condolences may be made on Betty's guest book at

The family graciously accepts memorial contributions to the local SPCA’s .
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