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Elizabeth E. Streets

August 2, 2015

elizabeth e streetsElizabeth 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


#19 Jayne E. Frazee 2015-09-24 20:50
My great cousin Betty Streets was one of my favorite relatives. She was always so kind and thought only of others. Even though, I haven't seen Betty in years, I will miss knowing she was here on earth. She definitely is an angel in Heaven now and, I know everyone who loved her is comforted by knowing that. I'll always love you, Betty. God Bless you and Keep You.
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#18 Williams Family 2015-08-25 07:22
Condolences to the Streets family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says Jehovah God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
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#17 Mary Siver 2015-08-23 11:12
My relationship with Betty began as a business relationship that quickly turned into a treasured personal friendship. Her love of life and positive energy was contagious. She was truly a "treasure" and will be greatly missed, but remain in all of our hearts.
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#16 Mary Sommers 2015-08-08 07:11
I was so sorry to hear of Betty's passing but what a legacy she has left behind. I was privileged to teach with Betty. At that time the first grade classes were bussed out of the village. I was a brand new teacher but what a wonderful mentor I had with Betty who really made me a teacher. My only daughter was named after her because of the impact she had on my life. She had no children of her own but then she had hundreds. She lived a full life and her generosity knew no bounds. I am proud to have known her!!!!
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#15 Jeffrey Stull 2015-08-07 23:24
Rest in peace Aunt Betty, I will always remember my visits with you, as a young boy in Clayton. The world has lost a wonderful person and The best Aunt ever.
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#14 Marilyn Frazzano 2015-08-07 20:20
Our deepest condolences to Bill, Marilyn and family. Betty was a lovely, sweet lady and I always enjoyed seeing her when I was up in Clayton. Rest in peace Betty & someday I'm sure we'll meet again.
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#13 Adam Stull 2015-08-06 11:41
Aunt Betty, thank you for being one of the kindest and dearest people in my life. I have so many fond memories visiting Mary Street, from when I was a child to visiting with children of my own. You will be missed but I take comfort in knowing you are watching over us. Rest well.
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#12 Mary Alice Robinson 2015-08-05 23:24
I taught with Betty during the 1953-54 school year and I loved her to bits from then on, and looked forward to meeting her at the T.I. antique show every year. She was an outstanding teacher and friend. Mary Alice Burke Robinson
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#11 Mary Luck 2015-08-05 16:33
What a wonderful lady. I so miss seeing her and Betty Grant on their afternoon rides. My prayers to her family.
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#10 Tinka Howe 2015-08-05 08:17
Dearly loved Godmother Betty Streets is now one of Heaven's special angels. We will miss her.
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