Betty Jo  Chase
RICHFIELD SPRINGS - Betty Jo Chase, a native of Florida, who served for many years as a nurse's aide at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, passed away following a brief illness Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2019, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was 69.
Born Jan. 29, 1950, in Milton, Florida, Betty was one of nine children of Clarence and Leona (Mack) Richardson.
Raised in Santa Rosa County, she graduated from Milton High School and then attended nursing school in Pensacola.
For a time she was employed as a nurse's aide at Santa Rosa Hospital as well as West Florida Hospital.
On Oct. 25, 1969, Betty married David Harry Chase Sr. in a candlelight ceremony at the Olivet Baptist Church in Milton, Florida. They continued living in Florida and began raising a family. In 1983, they moved to Cooperstown, where David was born and raised.
For 23 years, Betty served as a nurse's aide at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, until retiring in 2007.
In her leisure, Betty enjoyed books, reading and spending time with her family.
Betty is survived by her husband of 50 years, David H. Chase Sr. of Richfield Springs; their children, David H. Chase Jr. and Anoel Kelly of Cooperstown; two grandchildren, Amber Kelly and her partner, Dina, and Benjamin Kelly and wife, Sandra; and three great-grandchildren, Jessamiah, Adelynn Sawyer and Rowen. She is further survived by a sister, Wanda Irizarry and husband, Alex, of Pensacola, Florida; a brother, Oscar Richardson and wife, Carol of Fairhope, Alabama; a sister-in-law, Ellen Eisinger Richardson and a brother-in-law, Richard Brimble, both of Milton, Florida; David's siblings, James E. Chase and wife, Edna of Fly Creek, Beverly Anton and husband, William of Venice, Florida, and Mary Richardson of Milton, Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by both of her parents, brothers, David Scott Richardson, W.C. (Nadine) Richardson and V.L. "Bobby" Richardson; and sisters, Dora Francis Brimble, Jewel (Joe) Raffaelle and Carolyn Sue (LaVon) Wright.
Family and friends are invited to call and pay their respects at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown, from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Following the visitation, a funeral service will be offered at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Perdue, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, officiating.
As an alternative to flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation at and the American Diabetes Association at
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on October 29, 2019


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Kimberley Adee
Nov 07, 2019
Dave, such a sorry surprise to see Betty's obituary. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You always made such a cute couple! My prayers are for your peace and comfort.
Jolene Chase
Oct 30, 2019
Betty was the hardest working woman I have ever met, no matter the obstacle we'd get the work done no excuses. She made it a pleasure going to work knowing we had a solid team we could depend on while working the surgical floor at Bassett! Although I haven't seen Betty in years, I often think of what a wonder no nonsense lady she was. She will never be forgotten. Sending my love to David and your family.
Laurel O'Brien
Oct 29, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this. Betty was such a genuinely sweet person. I worked with her at Bassett for years and she was wonderful at her job. Someone to admire. I'm sure she will be missed by many.
florence m strong
Oct 29, 2019
to d avid, family im sarry for your lose she was a wonderful person and she will be missed. she tought me everything i know as a aide from her. was plan on visiting know couse i have time know im retired also your in my tought and prayers
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