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Betty L. (Ransier) Deeley

Born: Sun., Jan. 7, 1923
Died: Tue., Dec. 29, 2015


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 02, 2016
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 02, 2016
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.

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Betty L. Deeley 92, of Blossvale, NY passed away at her home on December 29, 2015. She was born in Syracuse, NY on January 7, 1923 a daughter of Charles & Doris Perkins Ransier and was a 1941 graduate of Camden High School. On March 28, 1948 she married Lawrence ‘Dutch’ Deeley in Pennsylvania. He passed away July 28, 1990. Betty worked for 45 years as a medical secretary first in Rome, NY for Dr. Mac Millen, then Dr. Dake and later, Dr. Sharma in Camden, NY, she retired in 1986.
Betty was a member of the McConnellsville Golf Club since 1941, elected as its first female president in 1991 and was named Honorary Lifetime Member in 1992. She was active in and organizer of the Ladies 18 Hole Golf Association.  She served as Board of Governors for two terms and was later inducted into the McConnellsville Golf Club Hall of Fame.  Betty was also active in the Syracuse Women’s District Association and the Utica Women’s District Association. As an active member of the NYS Golf Association since 1974, she was organizer and chairperson of NYS Junior Girls Championship, the NYS Women’s Championship. She also served two terms as Association Vice President was a former executive committee member and former secretary. Betty was honored and recognized in 2002 for her 25 years of service and leadership by the NYS Golf Association and in 2012 was inducted into its Hall of Fame. Locally, she was a long time member of the Vienna Board of Elections, former member McConnellsville Community Church where she taught Sunday school and had attended the Vienna United Methodist Church. She was also a former director of the Vienna Cemetery Association.
Surviving are a special grand-daughter, Terry & Todd Coady, Blossvale, a step daughter, Jo Ann & James Vredenburg, Mesa, AZ, three step sons, Melvin Deeley, Vienna, James Deeley, Blossvale and John Deeley, Camden, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and two great-great grandsons, a step brother, Richard Tobin, Minoa and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a half-brother, Charles Ransier and a grandson, Douglas Deeley.
Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Saturday from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Interment McConnellsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 11:00am until services at the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Rome Humane Society or Hospice & Palliative Care, New Hartford, NY.

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Christy Schultz
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
I am heartbroken to hear about Mrs. Deeley. She was such a special lady and made a lasting impact on my life. Spending much of my day thinking of her and wanted to pass along my deepest condolences to all her family and friends. Prayers coming your way.

Debbie Moore
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
Rest in peace Betty. You were a wonderful ambassador for women's golf in the State of New York. May every hole you play from this point forward be a hole in one!

Marian Blain
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
I am proud to say that I am one of Betty’s “daughters”! She was a mother to so many of us starting with our NYS junior golf and continuing throughout college and into adulthood. I will forever remember our close friendship and all the NYSGA Events we worked together, especially setting the pins for the 1983 NYS Women’s Amateur by the moonlight. She was not only a true Ambassador for the NYSGA and the game of Golf, but a pioneer and inspiration to all females. Betty was the first female president at McConnellsville Golf Club and the first female inducted into the NYSGA Hall of fame. Prayers and thoughts go out to Betty and all her friends and family. Betty will truly be missed but never forgotten.

Tom Buggy
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
I knew Betty through the NYSGA. She was an extraordinary person of goodwill. My condolences, and those on behalf of her NYSGA fried Louise Gabriel, to her family.

Lancy Smith
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Deeley's passing. She was a wonderful person who always made you feel good when ever she greeted you. Her many years of dedicated service to the NY State golf association, will always be remembered and appreciated, by all of us lucky golfers who knew her. Thank you Mrs. Deeley.

Bob Simon
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
I have been honored and privileged to have worked with Betty for the NYSGA and to get to know her as a person. She always made everyone she was associated with feel valued, and especially the participants in the championships for girls and for women which were events she treasured. I was lucky to know her and will miss her warm presence at NYSGA events.

Matthew D. Haefele
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
My heart sank when I heard of Betty's passing. I know she will be missed greatly by family and friends everywhere. I first met her years ago at a NYS golf event, and always looked forward to her heartfelt greetings. She was a wonderful lady whose contributions to NYS golf, especially women's golf, will be hard to match. Prayers go out to her family and friends.

Beverly Keyes
   Posted Fri January 01, 2016
Betty's smile and cheerful greeting will be missed in the world of women's golf in New York State. She was an inspiration and a good friend to all.

Helen West
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
May Betty's family and friends be comforted by God's promise to 'Swallow up death forever, and wipe away every tear from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) Remembering too the promise of the resurrection hope for both the Unrighteous and Righteous. (Acts 24:15)

Nelda Deelely Eidson
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
I remember her as a lovely lady who will be missed by all her family and those that knew her.

Mary Jo Walsh
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
Betty was a class act. Impeccably dressed and mannered. She reminded me of those actresses from the 40's, like a Barbara Stanwyck type, who was beautiful and stately, and had great strength and independence. Terry, know that she was so proud of you and grateful for you. I heard your name often in Betty's conversation.
Heaven gained a star, and a very good golfer. Betty, you will be missed.

Nolan Swanson
   Posted Tue January 05, 2016
Rest in peace Betty. Your kindness and hospitality at golf events will always be remembered. I enjoyed a breakfast with you in Syracuse before a round, and you were so encouraging and interested. Condolences to the family.

Nolan Swanson
Owner, Pinehurst Golf Club
Westfield, NY

Joe Quillinan
   Posted Sun January 10, 2016
Betty was , perhaps,the preeminent official of the NYSGA during my lifetime.I will miss her smile and presence in the future.My thoughts go with Betty,a wonderful
Human being.

Joe Quillinan

Kim Kaul
   Posted Tue February 02, 2016
Mrs. Deeley will be greatly missed. She always made you feel so welcome at the scorers table no matter what score you had just made. She always welcomed us all and remembered us even at her young age! What she should know is how special she was to all of us who knew her :)

Edward Koslick
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
It has been a pleasure to volunteer along side of Betty for the past years. Her passion for golf was evident at every event and the friendships she formed all lasted a lifetime. She was a kind and gentle person who never had a bad word about anyone. I will always remember and cherish our many travels together throughout New York State for golf events and will miss her.Rest in peace my friend.

Wendy Hodgson
   Posted Sun May 01, 2016
I was so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I had the good fortune of living next door to her in Vienna, when one fateful summer evening she invited me to go hit some golf balls with her. That moment changed my life, resulting in me coming to Arizona and pursuing a career I love. I will always remember Betty as being a very kind, sweet, helping person who loved golf, animals and life. She especially enjoyed helping and watching "her girls" pursue golf and careers, never forgetting them. My heartfelt condolences to her loved ones. Know that she had such a positive impact on so many people, including myself, for which I will be always grateful. She was a great mentor to aspiring golfers and ambassador to the great game of golf.

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