Betty J. Manchester

Betty J. "Betsy" "Bets" Manchester, age 75 of Ransomville, died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday November 21, 2017.


Betty was born March 12, 1942 in Clarion, PA, the daughter of the late John and Judy (Smith) Aaron. She was a graduate of LaSalle High School and received her cosmetology license. Betty married Paul H. Manchester on September 8, 1962 and they resided in Ransomville since 1972. Betty worked as a Hair Stylist from her home for many years. As a teenager she had worked at Dairy Queen and through the years had worked at Beutel Greenhouses, Henrich Chevrolet, and Garden Gate Florist in Wilson.


She was was a member of North Ridge United Methodist Church. She liked camping with her family and fishing on the Niagara River with her father and mother.


Her husband, Paul, predeceased her on November 6, 2015. She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Donna) Manchester of Gasport and Brian (Dorene) Manchester of Ransomville; five granddaughters, Brittany, Rachelle (Scott) Solotes, Tiffany, Taylor, and Trisha; and a brother, John Aaron of Niagara Falls, NY.


Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Friday from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 25, at 2:00 PM in the North Ridge United Methodist Church, Town of Cambria, with the Rev. Matthew Worley officiating. Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Ridge United Methodist Church, 3930 North Ridge Rd., Lockport, NY 14094.