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January 25, 2014

Betty Ann Beken Adams

Betty Ann Beken Adams

SOUTH KORTRIGHT — Betty Ann Beken Adams, 76, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, with her family by her side.

Betty was born on March 1, 1937, in Bloomville, the daughter of Edwin E. Beken and Laura (Gavett) Beken.

She was a graduate of South Kortright Central School and SUNY Plattsburgh, with a B.S. in Elementary Education. While in college she was a member of the Lady Cardinals basketball team and involved in many campus activities.

Betty married John R. Adams on July 4, 1959. After college, Betty taught in Norwich, and Trumansburg, before they returned to Delaware County to enter the dairy farming business. She also taught at the South Kortright Central School for 24 years before retirement.

Betty enjoyed many outdoor activities and especially golf, where she was a long standing member of the Delhi College Course Lady’s Association. She and John also enjoyed their time spent together for part of winter months in Sarasota and annual trips to Maine.

Betty leaves behind the special people in her life including, John, her husband of 54 years. She also leaves behind daughter, Beth, Hobart; and son, Scott of Hobart; as well as granddaughters, Laura Adams-Durgin, Rachel Adams and Krista Northrop; and several great-grandchildren. Betty also leaves behind a sister Ella Mae Finifizio, her husband Ralph; sister-in-law, Norrie Beken; and several in-laws by marriage; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Beken.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Jan. 31, 2014, at the Bloomville Methodist Church, with Pastor Romana Abelova officiating. Refreshments will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to O’Connor Hospital, 460 Andes Road, Delhi, NY 13753 or a charity of one's choice.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.



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