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Elizabeth J. “Betty” Walker, 85, Stannards


Elizabeth J. “Betty” WALKER, 85, of Stannards, NY, died Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville. 

Born August 19, 1937, in Scio, she was the daughter of Richard and Virginia Barhight Jacobs.  On November 16, 1957, in Scio, she married Donald S. Walker, who predeceased her on May 15, 2019. 

A graduate of Scio High School, she was employed as an operator by Bell Telephone Company before and after her marriage.  Betty was a school bus driver in Whitesville for three years and in Scio for 19 years.  She was a member of the Willing Fire Department Auxiliary and Bible Union Church in West Bingham, PA.  Betty loved to hunt and fish.  She enjoyed fishing with the kids, especially her nephew, Rick.  In retirement, Betty enjoyed her luncheons with her special friends throughout the years. 

Surviving are:  four daughters, Gale (Jerry) Varney of Dansville, Victoria Walker of Wellsville, Lynn Walker of Scio, and Ellen (Lance) Cornelius of Wellsville;  eight grandchildren;  20 great-grandchildren;  four great-great-grandchildren;  a sister, Ilene Nickerson McDowell of Scio;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Kyle N. Walker, on August 8, 1999;  and a brother, Robert Jacobs. 

Friends may call Friday, June 2, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Marty Reisman will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio. 

Memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Willing Volunteer Fire Department.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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