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Betty Anna Lindhorst

January 26, 1930 - October 5, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

October 5, 2020



Birth Date:

January 26, 1930

Birth Place:

Warren Center, Pennsylvania

Service Information:



Lounsberry Cemetery, Lounsberry, New York

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Betty Anna Lindhorst

Betty A. Lindhorst, 90, of Waverly, NY, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on October 5th, 2020 after a long and hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s. 

Betty was born on January 26th, 1930, in the Warren Center area of PA to parents J. Stuart and Christine Jones Rought. She graduated from Owego High school in 1948 and went on to marry the love of her life Walter Karl Lindhorst on August 2nd, 1950. During Walt’s time in the United States Navy Betty worked at the New York State Electric and Gas Company. Together they bought their first house in Conklin, NY and began raising their three children. After a move to Vestal they ultimately ended up in Waverly, NY where Betty and Walt became staples of the local community. 

Together they owned and operated Lindhorst Chrysler-Plymouth in Athens, PA for 16 years until they sold the business to focus on retirement in 1989. During retirement Betty and Walt both enjoyed traveling the world together but were also perfectly content to host their kids and grandkids at their summer cottage for many years. Watching the grandkids play in the lake while Walt grilled his famous ribs and she baked her famous Apple Pie was one of Betty’s fondest memories. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed decorating their home throughout the seasons while she spent some of her time sewing and making her cherished quilts for the family. The holidays always brought out Betty’s baker side as she would fill the room with dozens and dozens of homemade cookies that became a staple of the holidays. 

Due to the advancing Alzheimer’s, Betty was finally moved to Elderwood in 2011. During her time there, with very few exceptions, Walt never left her side. They would spend the days and evenings together, with Walt bringing her dinner every night and staying with her until she went to sleep. This year Betty and Walt celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. 

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, older brother Willard Rought and grandson Shaun D. Workman. She is survived in death by her husband Walter Karl Lindhorst Sr. Her younger sister, Pamela Rought Arnold and her partner Chuck Boughton. Betty and Walt’s daughter, Cheryl and her husband Nathan Workman. Their daughter Danielle and husband Thomas Litchford, and Grandson Sean. Betty and Walt’s daughter Debra and her husband Stephen Antonetti. Their son Nicholas and his wife Christina, and grandsons Ayden and Isaac. Their son Todd Antonetti and girlfriend Alana. Betty and Walt’s son Walter Karl Jr. (Karl) and his wife Tammy Lindhorst.  Karl’s son Erich Lindhorst and fiancé Thena. Karl’s Daughter Kelsey and her husband Dalton Allen. Karl’s Daughter Brittney Lindhorst and her partner Keegan, and granddaughters Lucile and Lennon. Karl’s Stepson’s John and Brad and Stepdaughter Madi Sciera. In addition, Betty had several Brother’s and Sister’s in-law, as well as nieces, nephews, and other beloved extended family. 

At her, and the family’s request, there will not be a memorial service. There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date and time. The family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the amazing nursing staff for the love and care that was shown to Betty during her time at Elderwood. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Betty’s name at The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.   Those wishing to send a message of sympathy or share a memory may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at  

Sympathy Messages

From: Sandra McCarty
I had the pleasure of meeting Betty about Eighteen months ago,when my husband and Betty shared the same dining table at Elderwood. Betty didn't speak but she communicated her thoughts with her eyes. She glowed with joy every time Walt walked in the room. I am glad I had that time to spend with her. Sometimes you meet a person in an unexpected way and they touch your life in a special way. Betty was that person for me,and always will be remembered. My Sympathy to Walt and Family

From: Ellen Summers
My condolences to family and friends  So sorry for your loss Walt. RIP

From: Kelly Decker, LPN
I am so sorry for your loss! Meeting and caring for your wife at Elderwood was a pleasure. Betty was a lucky wife to have you and she will be dearly missed. Please reach out to me if you need anything at all. 
Kelly Jo

From: Sharon Estes Chamberlain
My deepest sympathy to Walt and family. Betty was a sweet person. My dad Gene worked for Walt at LCP.

From: Deanna and Rob Fassett
Walt and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Walt, you took wonderful care of her. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rob and Dee

From: Monty Hughes
Walt, I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a great lady to know and I'll always remember the fun we had on our cruise. May she RIP. 

From: Evelyn Huminik
Dear Walt' 
  I was sorry to heat the news but you had so many good times and a deep love. I met Betty only once and you both seem so well suited. You were always a special person when I worked at the Grand Union.
Just remember all the good times and wonderful years you both had. Life does not give every one the good years like you had. When you get sad remember all the great memories.
Best wishes 
Evelyn H.

From: Jim & Kathy Crease
Wonderful lady.  The love Betty and Walt had was the real thing, I saw it every day at LCP.  The two have a positive and lasting effect on my life.  RIP.

From: Shelley and Joe Mint
Message: Walt, 
Thinking of you during this difficult time. She is smiling down on you. She was blessed to have you as a dedicated spouse that visited her just about every day, that I could remember.  Hugs to you. 
Thoughts and prayers to the family. 
Shelley Mint

From: Kevin Dougherty
May God Bless and keep you and your family in this time of loss.  The Love and dedication you demonstrated for Betty is an example for all of us to follow.  Your family will be in our prayers.

From: Sheila Kingsley
Walt, I am so sorry for your loss!  You sure showed your love for Betty.  What an inspiration for others of how devotion can be. Cherish the memories of the fun times. I always enjoyed our visits at the bank.

From: George Goble and Family
Deepest sympathy from our family to yours

From: Cheryle gray (red)
I am so saddened to see we lost this wonderful women I worked in the kitchen and always looked forward to seeing her and Walt in the lobby listening to the beautiful love stories he would share I know he will be lonely with her gone. They had something few will never experience in their life, love to all

From: Mary Henderson
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Betty. 

From: Bob Nelkin
My sincerest condolences to Walt and the children and grandchildren.  It was my honor and privilege to serve as their CPA and I always looked forward to traveling to Athens several times every year to meet with them. 
Betty was always the bright light of the family, and she will be missed by many people. 
May she Rest In Peace.

From:Mitch and Jan Rought
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was a wonderful lady. Years go by too fast. Love and prayers for your family.

From: Mitch and Jan Rought
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Betty was a wonderful lady. Years go by too fast. Love and prayers for your family.

From: Judie Gillmeister-Scrivener and Janice Gillmeister
We are so very sorry about Betty's passing. She was a wonderful lady. May you and your family all find comfort and peace in your memories of her. God Bless you all.

From: Steve & Ruth Schrader
Our sincere sympathy on your loss. 
Such a great couple. 
We know, Walt, you will her so much.

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