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Elizabeth "Betty" SILSBY

January 2, 1931 — June 20, 2022

Elizabeth H. “Betty” SILSBY, 91, of Genesee, PA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 20, 2022 in her home.

Born January 2, 1931, in Elkland, she was the daughter of Walter and Helen Martin Davenport.  On December 23, 1948, in Alfred Station, NY, she married William F. Silsby, who predeceased her on November 9, 1998.  She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm for 45 years.  Betty was an active member of Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, serving on the governing board, Ellisburg Community Club, and an EMT with Genesee Volunteer Ambulance for 25 years.  She loved reading, bowling, gardening, crocheting, knitting, quilting, and most of all spending time with her family.  Betty will be truly missed by her family and many friends.

Surviving are:  five children, Norma (Ron) Ray of Greensburg, Ronald (Jeanette) Silsby of Genesee, Bonnie Riggle of Ernest, Sally (Duke) Kio of Ulysses, and Diana Willis of North Port, FL;  son-in-law, Lewis Angood of Deland, FL;  15 grandchildren;  37 great-grandchildren;  six great-great-grandchildren;  a sister, Trudy (Terry) Goodenough of Coudersport;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Dean in 1963;  and three siblings, Lewis W. Davenport, Russell Davenport, and Arlene Harrison.

Friends may call at Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, 2005 Ellisburg Road, Genesee, PA on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM.  Rev. Roy Ward will officiate.  Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery, Stannards, NY.

Memorials may be made to Ellisburg Union Wesleyan Church, 1020 Rag Hill Road, Genesee, PA 16923.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

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