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Betsy Waters, 81 - February 11, 2012


Betsy Morris Waters, 81, of Gothenburg, formerly of Hollywood, FL, died Feb. 11, 2012 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte.
Services will be private.
Waters was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of Ben Wallace Morris and Bess Lucille McKinley Morris. She had one younger brother Benjamin.
She earned a master’s degree in chemistry at the University of West Virginia and went back to get a master of library science degree at the University of Buffalo in New York once her children were teenagers. She worked many years for Moore Business Forms in Grand Island, NY, as a research librarian until her retirement.
Waters moved to Bonita Springs, FL, to enjoy the sun after retirement. As a former librarian, she loved to read and as a researcher, mysteries were the most fascinating to her. She loved to travel and took trips all over Canada and Europe. She met many friends from all over the world that she kept in touch with over the years.
She was active in the Bonita Springs Historical Society as its treasurer and in the United Methodist Women’s Group for many years in Bonita Springs, FL.
Waters was an avid water walker and continued her exercise regime when she moved to Hollywood, FL, in 2009 to be close to her daughter, Susan. In December 2011, she moved again to Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg to enjoy being around her only two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Benjamin and her husband Carl.
Waters is survived by: a son, William Kent of Winchester, ID; two daughters—Susan Leigh Seiler of Hollywood, FL, and Mary Elizabeth “Becky” Cudzilo of Brady; two granddaughters—Savannah Irene Cudzilo and Piper C’Aira Dawn Cudzilo, also of Brady.
Donations may be sent to the Building Fund of Estero United Methodist Church, P0 Box 68, Estero, FL 33928 or to the Endowment Fund of Trinity United Methodist Church, P0 Box 38, Grand Island, NY 14072.

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