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Betty J. Perkins

October 22, 2012
The Leader Herald

Mrs. Betty J. Perkins, age 89, died Saturday morning, October 20, 2012, at her home just outside of Gloversville.

She was born July 9, 1923, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Harris and Effie LeGrand VanNort. She was a 1941 graduate of Gloversville High School.

Betty was married on September 6, 1941, to Howard A. Perkins, who died August 17, 1995.

Survivors include: her daughter, Phyllis K. Perkins of Gloversville; three grandchildren, Kelly Bourk, Kerry Bourk and Jeffrey Getman (Tracey); three great-grandchildren, Maddie Getman, Hannah Getman and Nate Getman; five nephews and several cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara A. Carknard; and by a great-grandson, William Bourk-Hodges.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, with the Rev. Dr. R.W. Williams officiating. Interment will take place at Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.

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