Betty B. Buck – January 7, 2018

Cohocton: Betty B. Buck of Cohocton, NY passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 with her daughters at her side in the Livington County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born January 9, 1934, at home in Campbell, NY the daughter of Floyd LaVee and Lena Jane (Lewis) Butler. She was a graduate of Campbell High School and earned her Associates Degree from Corning Community College. Betty retired from the Steuben County Department of Social Services where she was a social worker in the Preventive Services Unit.

Betty is survived by her children; Todd (Lee) Buck of McDonald, Kansas, Tammra Buck of Savona, Penelope (Thomas Majka) Buck of Cortland; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and her former husband, Gerald Buck. She was predeceased by her sisters, Iowa (Raymond) Buck, Elaine (Harry) Taft, Alberta “Bert” Bates Wilson (Bill), Janice (Ellis “Bud”) Craft and Joyce (Louie) Buchanan, and her brothers, Lewis Butler, Nolan (Carrie) Butler, Kasson (Ionne) Butler and Jay Butler.

Betty liked to say that she talked for a living, but her passion was helping families keep their children healthy and safe. She loved to share her knowledge and advice, and she enjoyed playing with children and encouraging them to learn and thrive. Once she retired, her grandchildren were a constant source of joy as they entertained her and made her laugh. She also loved reading and surrounded herself with books and her Kindle filled with as many titles as she could fit into it.

Following her wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral service. She asked that friends and family gather for a picnic in the summer to celebrate her life by sharing food, laughter, and stories of our time with her. Plans for the gathering have not yet been finalized. Memorial donations in Betty’s name may be made to the child-focused charity of your choice. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


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