GILBERTSVILLE — Betty J. Coder, 82, of Gilbertsville and formerly of Otego, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at home in Gilbertsville.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1921, in Port Chester, the daughter of John Henry McElroy and Agnes (Drought) McElroy.
She married Clifford Coder in St. Mary's Church in Port Chester, on April 5, 1942. He died Oct. 30, 1996.
She had resided with her daughter, Cheri, for the past four years and had formerly lived in Otego.
She attended the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Oneonta.
Betty is survived by two children, Karin Dale Coder of Largo, Fla., and Cheri Theis and husband, Gerald, of Gilbertsville; her grandchildren, Suzanne Garnsey and husband, John, Christopher and Peter John Hanfmann, Colin, Chelsea and Whitney Theis. And, her great-grandchildren, Jake and Zoe; two sisters, Harriett Studwell and husband, Doug and Catherine Cuddy, all of Port Chester; as well as several nieces and nephews, also survive her.
She was predeceased by a son, Glenn Colin Coder, and a sister, Elenore Admunsen.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Port Chester. She will be entombed with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the Gilbertsville Emergency Squad or the Butternut Valley Health Ministry, care of Christ Episcopal Church, Gilbertsville, N.Y., in her memory.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on August 15, 2003.