Betty Cline Scholl
Betty Jean Cline was born in Seneca Falls, N.Y., on Aug. 11, 1935, to Lloyd and Jesse (Deal) Cline, and was one of five children. Betty grew up in Seneca Falls, and after all her travels, she still considered Seneca Falls home.
Betty attended Milford Filmore Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1956. It was during this time in Buffalo, N.Y., that she met her future husband, Jerry, and many of their lifelong friends. Upon graduation, she worked at Buffalo Children’s Hospital caring for her patients with the same love and kindness that she exhibited to so many people throughout her life.
Betty enjoyed the many years Jerry spent in the U.S. Navy and the Navy Reserves, forming more friendships with people that she and Jerry would share so much of their life experiences with. To Jerry and Betty, their U.S. Navy family was a foundation upon which they built so much of their lives.
When leaving active duty, Betty and Jerry moved to Westfield, N.Y., where they would spend the next 42 years and raise their four children.
Betty was an active member of the Westfield community, fulfilling various roles on the Westfield Memorial Hospital Board over three decades. She was a member of the Westfield Women’s Organization, an active member of St Peter’s Episcopal Church, and was involved in countless activities and organizations in support of her children’s hobbies and activities.
In 2010, Betty and Jerry moved to New Hampshire to be closer to their daughters and granddaughters. Betty never missed a recital, event, or a ski race of her granddaughters’, including a hike up the course at Pat’s Peak for a better view this past February.
In New Hampshire, Betty continued her community involvement and was a member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, N.H., but her main focus was her girls.
It is hard to convey a person’s impact in an obituary. Even more so in these times of change, when a woman’s role in society seems to be measured against criteria that wasn’t in place for most of Betty’s life. Betty was a friend, mother, wife, sister, and so much more. She spent her life enabling others, often in the background. What made Betty so special was her willingness to encourage other’s dreams, often at the expense of her own, and the joy she shared in the success and happiness of others. Through acts large and small, from sending a card, to making a favorite meal, or getting on a plane to be there when she was needed, Betty was ever thoughtful. Those that benefited from her support and kindness know what a gift Betty gave, and they know how much she will be missed.
Betty is survived by her son, Erich Scholl of Dewittville, N.Y.; daughter, Heather Scholl, son-in-law, Andy Locke and granddaughters: Addison “Addie” and Clara of Hopkinton, NH; daughter Rebecca Scholl and son-in-law, Dave Smith of Morristown, Vt.; daughter, Lynnea Scholl Adams and son-in-law, Dan Adams of Grantham, N.H.; sister, Eleanor (Cline) Marsh of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; brother Lloyd Cline and sister-in-law, Linda of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; and her adopted children: Rob and Amy (Edwards) Rothe and their daughters: Emma and Ava of Hopkinton, N.H.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jerome “Jerry” Scholl; her parents, Lloyd and Jesse; sister, Helen (Cline) Hayes, and sister, Norma (Cline) Bentley.
The Scholl Family would like to thank the staff at Havenwood-Heritage Heights and Bayada Hospice for all their support and loving care.
Gifts can be made in Betty’s memory to the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation or the BAYADA Hospice Foundation. Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation: donations can be made online www. westfieldhospitalfoundation. org or by phone (716-793-2338) BAYADA Hospice Foundation: Donations can be made online https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1441751 or by sending a check payable to the BAYADA Foundation to: BAYADA Hospice Foundation, 194 Pleasant Street, Suite 9, Concord, NH 03301
A private memorial service will be held in the Memorial Garden at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, Nl. H.
A graveside service will be held at Springbrook Cemetery in Seneca Falls, N.Y