Elizabeth J. Bixby
September 7, 1925 - June 23, 2012
Elizabeth J. Bixby, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday (June 23, 2012) at Highland Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Bixby was born on Sept. 7, 1925 in Andover to Harold and Lena (Hower) Rice. On Jan. 25, 1947, in Wellsville, she married Clifford P. Bixby, who predeceased her on Sept. 14, 2006.
Elizabeth was a loving and devoted homemaker to her husband and family.
Betty is survived by a son, William (Toni) Bixby of Mansfield, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Rosanne Bixby of Andover, six grandchildren, Dennis Bixby, Thomas Bixby, Heidi Bixby, Christina Bixby, James Bixby and Aaron Bixby and 5 great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Gary Bixby and a brother, Harold Rice, Jr.
Betty loved to hunt and fish alongside her husband. She was an avid BINGO enthusiast. She was a longtime member of Andover United Methodist Church. Additionally, she was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was a charter member of the Andover Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary.
There will be no prior visitation. There will be a graveside service on Monday at 3:00 p.m. in Hillside Cemetery in Andover with Rev. Anita Youtzy of the Andover United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Andover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 726, Andover, NY 14806.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.