ORMOND BEACH, FL –
Elizabeth “Betty” Makely, formerly of Ravena, passed away peacefully
after a long illness with her loving family by her side on April 20,
2009 in Florida. Elizabeth was born on February 24, 1933 in Troy,
NY daughter of the late Ernest and Anna Marie Swartout. She was a
registered nurse and graduated from the Metropolitan School of
Nursing in New York City. Her first nursing position was with the
VA Hospital in Albany, NY. She served as the charge nurse in the
Special Nursing Unit at Albany Medical Center Hospital and later as
the supervising nurse for Capital District Eye Surgery Associates
until her retirement in 1995 to Ormond Beach, Florida.
Betty was an avid
golfer, a member of the Moose Lodge in Ormond Beach and a member of
the Congregational Christian Church, Ravena.
her husband; William A. Makely of Ormond Beach, FL; daughter,
Debra A. Shave (Craig) of Ravena; son, Kevin M. Makely (Terri) of
Gloversville; sister, Kathleen Kuhn of Liverpool; brother, Gerald
Swartout of Binghamton; and grandchildren, Justin and Christopher
Tofinchio of Ravena. Betty was predeceased by her sister Marion
A memorial service
will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, May 2nd at the Congregational
Christian Church, Ravena. In lieu of flowers, please make a
contribution to the Congregational Christian Church, 175 Main St.,
Ravena, NY 12143.