Betty R. Murrock, 98, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY – Betty R. Murrock, 98, Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, at River Hospital in Alexandria Bay.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at the funeral home with Pastor David Woodruff from the Rutland Congregation Church officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in North Watertown Cemetery.

Betty was born on March 31, 1924, in Watertown, NY, daughter of the late Frederick H. and Lucy A. (Staplin) Stackel. She attended Rutland Center School and later graduated from Copenhagen Central School in 1942. Prior to her marriage, she was employed with the US Department of Agriculture located in the old post office building in Watertown.

On Nov. 7, 1959, she married Charles G. Murrock at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family farm known as Murrock Farms, Pearl St. Road in Watertown. She was also an election inspector for the Town of Pamelia for many years.

Betty was a member of the Rutland Congregational Church and the Rutland Club 47.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and playing pinochle.

She is survived by two sons, Darryl (Cinthia) Murrock, Watertown, and Kevin (Carolyn) Murrock, Twinsburg, OH; five grandchildren, Jeffery Murrock, Jennifer Hilpl, Dillon Murrock, Channing Hanneman and Paige Murrock; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a brother, Paul (Lyn) Stackel, Lowville; a brother-in-law, William Murrock, Watertown, and a sister-in-law, Anna Stackel, Watertown.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles on Nov. 29, 1995; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Fred Stackel and Douglas and Irene Stackel; a sister and brother-in-law, Rosalind and Arthur West; and a sister-in-law, Anna Murrock.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the Rutland Congregational Church.

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