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May 25, 2013

Betsy A. Strong

The Daily Star

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MARYLAND — Betsy A. Strong, 73, of Maryland, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

She was born to the late Raymond and Dorothy Bliss, Sept. 8, 1939, in Oneonta. Betsy graduated from Milford Central School in 1958, with honors.

She married the late Richard D. Barnard in 1958, he passed in 1970. Betsy worked previously at Sears & Roebuck Co. and later retired from Treadwell Lumber Co.

She enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles.

Betsy is survived by two children, Valerie Cornish of Maryland and Starlene Chupp of Boca Raton, Fla.; she is also survived by two grandsons, Joshua and Dustin Cornish of Milford; a brother-in-law, Fredrick Barnard and his wife, Rita of Ilion; and nephews, Jeffrey and Fred Barnard; and nieces, Jan and Lisa; special friend/sister, Eileen Leach and husband Tom.

There will be a memorial held at the Milford American Legion starting at 3pm. Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Betsy was a mother to many and an inspiration to all who knew her.

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Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.