Betty Barkley

Obituary of Betty Barkley

Betty E. (Frost) Barkley

Betty, 81, passed with peace and grace on September 19th, with her family at her side. She was predeceased by her loving husband Richard "Harry" Barkley in '04; siblings: Dean Frost, Martha (Burton)Cummings, Carl (Helen) Frost, Chester (Patricia) Frost, and Fay (Beverly) Frost. Betty was survived by her two children Nancy (James) Knapp of Bath, NY and Henry (Melissa) Barkley of La Porte, Texas; Grandchildren: Samantha (Derek) Knapp, Jessica (Corey) Hmiel, Aleisha (Matthew) Knapp, Brett Knapp, Colin Barkley, Ashlee Barkley, Aerieanna Jacobs, Donald McCarley, Amber Barkley, and Henry Barkley Jr; Great-Grandchildren: Cadence Ames, Aliyah Knapp, Jocelyn Clark, Xander Clark, Aiden Aiken, Caleb Barkley, Adalynn Landrum, and Ryland Landrum.

Betty was born in Campbell, NY to Chester and Marion (Horton) Frost. She attended the Red School House and graduated from Painted Post, NY. In 1954 Betty married "Harry" the love of her life. They built a family and together enjoyed activities such as traveling, bowling, card playing, dancing, camping, and participating in local parades. Betty enjoyed spending her time gardening, canning, and baking. She was also passionate about sewing, and owned the business The Fabric Box.

Betty kept herself busy at all times. She was secretary and treasurer of Steuben County Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary for 24 yrs. Completely devoted to her faith, Betty was also treasurer for St Thomas Episcopal Church for many years. She excelled in the roles of Steuben County 4H leader and Friendly Home Parties sales associate. In addition to running The Fabric Box she worked at Westinghouse. She then became a bus driver for Haverling where she retired with 34yrs service. Betty loved every child on her route like they were one of her own.

Betty had many joys in life, but nothing compared to the happiness she felt being grandma or "Granny." Beloved friends left behind include Martha Trenchard, Bonnie Salvagin, and The Thorpe Family. Betty touched many lives and left us all rich with memories.

Per Betty's wishes there will be no funeral. There will be a memorial held at a later date (to be determined). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her name to the Steuben County 4H.