Betty Jean Bennett

Betty Jean Bennett, 69, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Wilmington, Vermont on January 27, 1947, she was the daughter of Wallace and Stella Bickford. She moved to Ballston Spa in 1976.

Betty worked in the service industry for many years. She was a lover of music and dancing especially bluegrass and country. Betty particularly enjoyed dancing while Ron and Corey performed; her dance card was always full!

She was predeceased by her sisters Joyce and Ruth and brother Alley. Betty is survived by her life partner Ron Zink “Rocky”; her children Brian Ray (Julie) of Milton, Crystel Hontz (Todd) of Gansevoort, Corey Zink (Missy) of Pittsfield; grandchildren Brandon and Tiffany Ray, Ashleigh and Carlie Hontz, Lindsey Hughes, Mason, Cooper, Molly, and Catie Zink; great grandchildren Brantley, Ashlynn, Roxy, Ramar and Alena; sisters Burdys Crawford of Readsboro, Vermont , Sandra Lackey of Wilmington, Vermont; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 30 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 6pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Guest Book

Jeanne McDermott

Thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful family, Betty Jean is at peace now, no more pain and suffering, She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, gonna miss her, love you Betty Jean! May you always Rest In Peace

Alex Clark

Betty Jean (Mom#2) you were such an amazing person, with the most beautiful soul. Your love touched and lifted everyone who knew you. You will be forever missed. I will carry you in my heart. Crystel and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Annette and Doug Tinder

Dear Crystel,

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. May your memories bring you comfort during this sad time. We wish we could be there with you to give you a big hug. With deep sympathy to you, your brother Brian, and your families.

With love,
Doug and Annette

Suzie and Alan Crawford

Our deep sympathy to Betty's children, grandchildren, Mr. Zinc and Burdys and Sandy and their families. O the beautiful memories you all must have of times spent with Betty.

Leo & Pam Scarsi

Dear Ronnie

Leo and Pam are very sorry for the loss of Betty. We wish to send you our condolences.

Louise Lenoise

Betty, my friend, I'll miss you always and remember all the fun times. Love Louise

Marcia Connolly

So sorry for all of Betty's family. She was one of the sweetest and kindest friends I could have ever known! Her WHOLE family treated ME like family! I will forever miss her! Love you always, Betty Jean!!!!!

Nancy Hutchinson

Ronny Zink, Corey and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Betty. She was such a sweetheart, always smiling. A good way to remember her.

Vi and Don Landry

To Betty's Beloved family - close your eyes, she's right there with you in your heart.
Love you all. Vi & Don.

"Betsky", love you to the Heavens and back. I'll catch up with you later when my journey ends. How blessed I am to have you as my "Sister" all these decades. Love you.

Carole Hickam

So sorry for your loss, I know Ashlynn loved her dearly. My prayers are with you. Carole

Belinda Towne Lauderdale

So sad to hear of this loss in our family. Prayers to all loved ones as you gravitate through the maze of grief. May great loving memories give you strength! I am blessed to have known aunt Betty Jean as a loving kind and compassionate soul. God speed into his arms and out of pain forever free in heaven. Till we meet again

Judith E. Way

So sorry to hear about Betty Jeans passing, but I know she is no longer suffering. Love and prayers go out to her family. She was an Angel. I hadn't known Betty Jean very long, but when you were around her you could feel the love radiate all around. Rest In Peace Sweet Angel.

Melanie Edwards

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as heaven welcomes this beautiful soul that was Betty Jean. Peace and comfort to you all.

Marilyn Singer

Dear Corey, Missy and the other family members: Love is a memory that no one can steal, death is a heartache that no one can heartfelt sympathy to you and deepest sympathy.

Marilyn Singer,
Nova Scotia, Canada

Anita Dingman

So sorry to hear about Betty Jean. I was just thinking about her a couple of days ago. She was a wonderful friend.

Valerie Gregory

My deepest sympathy to all the family in your darkest hour.
In memories we find comfort and in time we find peace

Anne Ruggeri

We would like to send our deepest condolences to Betty Jean's family. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Debbie Wilson

Betty was such a sweetheart. I'm so sorry for all. Prayers for healing and peace in your hearts, knowing she is no longer in pain.

Dolores Proper

We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. She was one of the nicest women that I ever had the pleasure of meeting and also one of the bravest.
She fought a hard fight and now she can rest in peace.

Chuck & Dolores Proper


My condolences to all in this very difficult time. She will be greatly missed, I only got to know her within the past few years as I was only a young child when I used to come up and visit. I am very grateful for the time we had to spend together when Aunt Foofee got sick, it was then I realized we had a lot of similarities. This was important to me because my mother teased me often saying I did not take after anyone in the family. She made me feel like I belonged. Aunt Burdys, Aunt Betty and I went out shopping one day and laughed so much we almost got removed from the store. I will always remember her big warm smile, beautiful face, and of course her laughter. RIP my sweet Aunt.

Phyllis Harrison

The angels will carry you home. You are one of the best people on this planet and we will all miss your energy here. Someday we'll all meet again. I love you.

Kathy Pastore-Jordan

Brian, Julie & family,

Our thoughts & prayers go out your family at this most difficult time. She was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed by all. RIP my dear friend