August 2, 2015
Elizabeth E. "Betty" Streets, 99, Mary St., Clayton passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Thursday, August 6, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral service will be at Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton on Friday, August 7, at 11AM with Ft. John Crosswaite, rector, presiding and burial will follow in Clayton Cemetery.
Betty was born in her life-long home in Clayton on October 24, 1915, the daughter of John and Florence Barrett Streets. She was a graduate of Clayton High School, Potsdam Normal School, and received her Masters in Education from Buffalo State College. She was a student teacher at Black River School and from 1937 to 1980 Betty was a 1st grade teacher for the Clayton School System. She was a great supporter of education and made a great impact on her students.
Betty was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and its Altar Guild and she enjoyed being active in many church functions. She was a member of NYS Retired Teacher's Association. Betty enjoyed traveling, dining out, reading, and driving throughout Clayton and its surrounding areas with her long-time friend Bettie Grant.
She is survived by step nephews and their families and several cousins, including William Streets, Marilyn Streets Kime, and Donald "Curly" Bertrand. Her three brothers, Robert, Francis "Tars", and Kendrick Streets, died before her.
The family wishes contributions in her name to TIERS, PO Box 524 or Christ Episcopal Church, 412 Hugunin St., both in Clayton, NY 13624 or NNY Community Foundation, 120 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Betty's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com