Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bette R. Robarts

Wellsville, NY - Bette R. Robarts , age 86, of Sunnydale Avenue passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 28, 1933 in Wellsville to the late Leo and Elsie Cornell Richardson.

Bette graduated from Wellsville Central High School and worked for several attorneys including George Harris, Bill Grastorf, James Euken and Wayne Feeman. She also work for Dr. Harvey Spencer Dentistry and later retired from Air Preheater. Bette spent her time volunteering at the David A. Howe Library and for Meals on Wheels, reading and loved tending to her flower gardens.

Survivors include her son Ross (Brenda) Robarts of Wellsville; her daughter Barbara Ceglia of Houston, TX.; five grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary, Jacob and Sarah Robarts and Chelsea (Korey) Mote; four great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Abigail, Mason and Olivia; six nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, a sister Barbara Owen and her former husband John Robarts.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 12 noon until 2 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm with the Reverend Robert Wheeler presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Bette's name may be made to the David A. Howe Library. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Bette. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. Cory & Sandy Guenter

  2. Barb, Ross and Families
    Remembering her kindness and smile.
    With deepest sympathy,

    Kenny Kemp, Matt and Jehna

  3. Ross, Barb and family
    My deepest condolences. Praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time. Love you!


  4. My deepest condolences to Barb and her family in this very difficult time.

    Chang Su