Elizabeth Oliphant

Obituary of Elizabeth Oliphant

Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Oliphant, age 83 of Ransomville died Sunday October 14, 2012 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence in Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.

Betsy was born January 25, 1929 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Leslie E. and Annie (Hailey) Ross. She grew up in Lewiston and was a graduate of the Lewiston Union School and Lewiston High School. She then attended Kelley Business Institute completing her stenographic courses. For a time Betsy worked for Harper Electric Furnace Corp. and the Niagara Falls Power Company. She married Charles Oliphant on July 28, 1951.

Betsy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston. She enjoyed volunteering at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital , reading, gardening, and antiquing. Most of all she loved being with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; her sons, Mark (Kathy), Rick (Helga), Robert, and Bruce (Stephanie) Oliphant; her grandchildren, Aaron, Sara, Eric (Nicole), Bryan (Hailey), Jennifer, Thomas, Charlie, Raymond, and Sydney; and a great grandson, Ronin. She was predeceased by a grandson, Benjamin Oliphant; a sister, Janet Convery; and two brothers, John and Leslie Ross.

Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Streets, Lewiston on Saturday October 20, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 PM in the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Bellingham officiating. Interment will follow in Dickersonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. #1 Ambulance Fund, 145 N. 6th St. P.O. Box 748, Lewiston, NY 14092.