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Betty Jane Culverwell Gillis Voelpel, 89 went home to the Lord surrounded by family on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was born in Lockport, NY on October 30, 1928. Beloved mother of Alice Perski, Doris Arnold, Kenneth Gillis and Gladys Doxey (predeceased).
She enjoyed Church choir, working as a nursing assistant, the Golden Agers and traveling.
Wife of the late Allen K. Gillis and Harold Voelpel; daughter of the late Robert Preston Culverwell and Bessie Tompkins. She was preceded in death by siblings, Lorraine Rose, Robert Ray Culverwell, John Culverwell, Ella Criswell, Donald Culverwell, Grace Hughes, James Culverwell and Robin Culverwell. She is survived by Shirley (Don) Heineman, Marguerite (Earl) Poyfair and sister-in-law, Sheran Culverwell. She is also survived by step-children, John(Erin) Voelpel and Jane Voelpel. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Betty will be deeply missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the First Baptist Church 6047 East Ave. Newfane, NY at 11 AM. Burial will be in Corwin Cemetery. Memorials to Niagara Hospice 4675 Sunset Dr. Lockport, NY, 14094 or Save-A-Pet P.O. Box 114 Newfane, NY 14108.
Please visit rutland-corwin.com to send an online condolence.
Published on December 15, 2017
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