Betty J. Schou
Betty J. Schou, 88, of Binghamton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Elizabeth Church Manor Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; parents, Clarence and Ona; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy D. and Rev. Melvin E. Yearke; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Joanne Dirlam; great granddaughter, Shayla Snedeker. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Cheryl Schou of Nashville, TN; daughters and sons-in-law, Kristine and Jerry Putman of Johnson City, Debra and Lynn Snedeker of Johnson City, Peggy and John Osborn of Binghamton, Beverly Schou and Mike Cooper of Binghamton; brothers, Ray and Anne Dirlam of Texas; sister-in-law, Marjorie Dirlam of Texas; grandchildren, Wendy, Vickie, Sonya, Brad, Eric, Tracie, Jeremy, Rachel, Corey, April, Ryan, Samantha; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Betty retired as a registered nurse from Wilson Hospital where she cared for numerous new moms and babies. She was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Vestal. She will be greatly missed by her family who loved and adored her.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 499 Plaza Drive, Vestal. Her pastor, the Rev. Norma Malfatti, will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Friday at 10am until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Christ the King Church, 499 Plaza Drive, Vestal, NY 13850 or to the charity of one's choice. The family wishes to say thank you to all the staff at ECM, especially for the attentiveness and loving care towards Betty in her final days.