Betty R. Widrick, 76, of
Lowville, died Monday afternoon, April 8, at St.
Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica,
surrounded by her family.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at First
Mennonite Church, New Bremen, with Bruce Chartrand, pastor,
officiating. Burial will follow in the First Mennonite
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11,
at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen.
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
She was born July 28, 1936, youngest daughter of Benjamin
and Madeline Yousey Roggie. At the age of 7, she moved with
her family to Clinton Street, where she currently lived. She
graduated from Lowville Academy in 1954. She went to work
for Lowville Central School District on Aug. 1, 1954 as
secretary to Dr. Kenneth E. Ford, who had been newly named
as vice principal.
She married Gerald W. Widrick, son of Leon and Katherine
Lehman Widrick, on Nov. 21, 1959, at the First Mennonite
Church. Gerald worked for Climax Mfg., retiring after 43
years of service. Mr. Widrick died Aug. 10, 2007. They were
married almost 48 years.
raising her family, Betty returned to work at the Chamber of
Commerce from 1972-1976. Then in 1978, she went back to work
as Librarian clerk at LACS. In 1982, she started to work in
the District Office doing payroll. She retired Aug. 1,
Betty was community oriented and filled many positions. She
planned many bus trips for the local senior citizens.
She was very involved in church activities and held several
positions including Sunday school secretary, Vacation Bible
School coordinator, and secretary for Senior Fellowship. She
served on the Board of Directors for the Agape Shoppe for 10
years. She was a member of the Lewis County Educational
Office Professionals, and was a council member at church.
Surviving are four children, Lynn and Charlene Widrick, and
their sons Dallas Sutton, and Connor and Kristen Sutton, all
of Ogdensburg; Neil and Arisa Widrick, and their children
John Van Fossen, Benjamin and Katherine, all of Camillus;
Gail and Nicki Kogut, and their three sons, Victor, Vincent,
and Nicholas, all of Watertown; Kari and John Taylor, and
their children, Rachel and Doug Freeman, Derek Jeffers, of
Lowville, and Zachary Taylor of Florida. She has one sister,
Doris Steria, of Lowville. Brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Pauline Roggie and Verna Roggie, both of
Lowville, Inez Roggie of Natural Bridge, Ruth Widrick of
Beaver Falls, Imelda Hills of Lowville, Douglas and Frances
Widrick of Mt. Bethel, Pa., Glenn and Anna Margie Widrick of
Croghan, and Norman and Betty Yousey of Castorland; two
great-grandsons, and one on the way, and many nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Garmon
Roggie, in 1990, Paul Roggie, in 1996, and Howard Roggie in
2004; and a brother-in-law, Harold Steria, in 2011.
can be made to The Agape Shoppe, 136 Court Street,
Watertown, NY 13601, or First Mennonite Church, P.O. Box
417, Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and