Elizabeth Jane (Cornell) Kvasny

Born: Wed., May 21, 1924
Died: Tue., Jun. 27, 2017

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Elizabeth “Betty” “BK” Jane (Cornell) Simma Kvasny

A Loving Mother, Grandmother, & Great Grandmother -

Elizabeth “Betty” “BK” Jane (Cornell) Simma Kvasny, age 93, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Binghamton, NY, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  Betty was born on Wednesday, May 21, 1924 in Binghamton, NY to the late Ervin R. Cornell and Iva Arvilla (Everett) Cornell.  Betty was the widow of John Joseph Simma, who died on February 12, 1957 and of Joseph Kvasny who died in 1998.  In addition to her parents and husbands, Betty is preceded in death by her son, Roger John Simma; her brother, Roger Cornell; and her two sisters: Dorothy Boyle and Ethel Holbert.

Betty’s survivors include her two daughters: Betty Ann Harris and her husband, Don, of Mechanicsburg; Dorothy Lee Baker of Deltona, FL; her four grandchildren: Ann Marie, Steven Harris, Daniel Colpitts, Donna Nickerson; her five great grandchildren: Jackson, Jacob, Samuel, Sarah, Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Betty retired from Binghamton General Hospital in New York, after 20 years of service working as a nurse’s aide in the nursery.  She touched many lives during her working career and Betty absolutely loved her time spent in the nursery caring for newborns.  She was a lifelong member of the Catholic faith.  Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother; they will all miss her dearly. 

Betty’s family will be remembering her life privately.  Scattering in St. Peter Lutheran Church Memorial Garden in Mechanicsburg will be at the family’s convenience.  Cremation was private.

Betty’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Betty’s full obituary and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Jean & North Leppert
   Posted Sun July 02, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss Betty was always a force of nature I hope it was that way through her life I worked with her at BGH & we lived on the Eastside as well Her sense of humor & lightheartedness was always entertaining I'll never stop laughing about one of our trips home from a 3 - 11 shift in the winter on a very cold night when the doors of my station wagon froze Oh if only you'd been there as I tried to get her into the back as the hatchback was the only way we could get into the car & then of course she had to then help me get to the front seat which wasn't easy we were laughing so hard & I'm almost 6" tall Then there was how do we get the tailgate closed as you can imagine the laughter only got more raucous it's a wonder we didn't wake all the babies as I tried to kick the door open from the inside Then of course Betty decided it was easier for her to ride home in the back I was able to close the tailgate but not the front door so I drove us home holding the door closed The many fond mermories of your Mom truly warms my soul God Bless you all She was a wonderful woman

Betty Connerton
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
BettyAnn, Don & Families,
I feel so fortunate to have had Betty in my life. She has been one of my favorite people for the last 27 yrs. She was not only the best baby sitter I ever hired, she was a true friend. We will forever cherish the memories we have of our beloved Betty. She was another Grandmother to my kids and they loved her as if she was. She was amazing to them and told them the best stories. Betty lived an incredible life. She was such a good friend to all she came in contact with. Her humor was unmatched. Life well-lived, Betty! I love you and I'll miss you! Thanks for being such a big part of my life!

John & Betty Bergin
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
So sorry to the family for your loss. Betty was truly a wonderful person–one of a kind. My wife Betty and I both knew Betty at Binghamton General in the late 1960s and early 70s when she worked in the newborn nursery. Anyone who observed Betty in the nursery knew that this was someone really truly loved her job and the children she took care of. She was also a bit of a"Mother" to the staff with whom she worked. To those whom she did not know it was always a ready smile and a good word. To those she did know it was all of that and a hug as well. We have fondly remembered her over these years and she will be sadly missed. God bless her and all of the family.

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