Elizabeth Mae Britt Poehlmann, age 79, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Medina, NY. Born on January 14, 1934 at her homestead of Bigford Road, Medina, NY. She was daughter of the late Oran Bruce and Ethel Mae ( Helsdon ) Britt. Guardianship to Alice (Kitty) Beck.
Mrs. Poehlmann graduated from Lyndonville High School with honors, major of business. She attended Rochester Business Institute (RBI) with an Associate Degree in business. Betty was an RBI Rockette and traveled the state of New York in l952 leading her squad as captain. She had worked at Bausch and Lomb in Rochester, New York, as a secretary. Betty enjoyed her family, flower gardening, canning vegetables and bingo. She was a 4-H Leader. She and Lenny were members of the Medina Moose Lodge.
Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leonhard Poehlmann, in 1998, whom she married on August 27, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Medina, NY.
She is survived by her three daughters, Deborah (Fred) Freeman of Barker, Diane (Martin) Wilson of Chicago, IL and Margaret (Michael) Cleary of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and son Christoph Poehlmann of Lyndonville; ten grandchildren, Rachel (Chuck) Pisarski, Brad (SarahBeth) Caleb, Michael Leonhard Caleb, Alexandra Poehlmann, Jonathan Poehlmann, Amanda Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Martin Tucker Wilson, Brandon Cleary and Brooke Cleary; seven great-grandchildren, Carter and Rebecca Pisarski, Chloe, Gavin, Macy Mae, Lilah Isabella and RaeAnna Caleb; two special relatives, Jean Chatt and Betty (Robert) Garrett of Medina; many nephews and nieces.
There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Medina, NY. Arrangements by the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, Middleport, New York.
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