Betty J. Zeth, 96, passed on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 at Geneva General Hospital with her son by her side. A Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 27 Fall St., Seneca Falls at a date to be announced in the Spring of 2024. Interment will immediately follow at the church memorial garden. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church in Betty's name.
Betty was born in Seneca Falls, the daughter of the late George and Martine (Christensen) Morehouse. She was a true "Laker", growing up on Cayuga Lake where she spent her youth playing along the lake and waitressing at the family restaurant, Morehouse's. She graduated from Mynderse Academy, Class of 1945 and went on to nursing school at the University of Rochester where she earned her RN credentials. Betty had a 45+ year career in the nursing field with 40 years at Taylor Brown Hospital in Waterloo. Over the years she held the title of Head Nurse on the medical, surgical, emergency, and operating room floors at various times in her career. She always showed kindness and compassion to her patients and was glad to be able to help those in need. Upon her retirement, Betty shifted her passion from nursing to
volunteering, where she volunteered with the American Red Cross, Seneca Falls Historical Society, Meals-on-Wheels, NYS Chiropractic College, and at Trinity Church. In her free time, she liked to make arts and crafts, especially knitting and crocheting because they kept her hands busy. She was also actively involved with the Morehouse Boat Reunions celebrating the fine water craft build by the Morehouse Boat Company.
Betty is survived by her devoted son, George Zeth of Seneca Falls; nieces, Roberta (Gerry) Roets, Judy (John) Stead; nephew, G. Michael (Kathy) Morehouse. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Richard, Robert, and Violet Morehouse, as well as three nieces and a nephew.
God saw you getting tired,
And a cure was not to be;
So he put his arms around you,
And whispered, "Come to me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away;
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.