Wednesday, 22 July 2020 15:24

Beverly J. Goewey – July 20, 2020

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Beverly J. Goewey, 83, of Oswego, died on July 20th, 2020.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late George and Lulu (Noerr) Ruttan.

She worked in Medical Records at the Oswego Hospital and also as a nurse's aide. She was the owner and operator of Greenman Gardens for several years and also worked as a medical assistant at Dr. Norfleet's office for 4 years.

Beverly was a Brownie and Girl Scouts Leader. She also served as President of the Elks Aux for 2 years and a Quartermaster of the Black Nights Drum and Bugle Corps. Beverly was a volunteer for the Home Bureau, and a member of the O.C.V.I., and the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, and needlepoint. Beverly was very active in the Church of the Resurrection.

Surviving are four daughters Judith (David) King of Oswego, Linda (Harry) Purt of Oswego, Janet Knopp (Rick May) of Albany, and Donna (Keith) Sharkey of Oswego; two sons Frederick Knopp (Tom Bliek) and David (Judi) Knopp of Oswego; a sister Carol Todd of Oswego; brother William Ruttan Sr. of Oswego; two sister-in-laws Noreen Ruttan of Oswego and Mildred Freemantle of Oswego; fifteen grandchildren Stephanie (Matthew) Crance, Leandra (John) Williams, Gregory King, Stephen King, Matthew(Angela) Purt, Jason Purt, Nicholas (Jhulini) Purt, Kali Purt (Zach Meyer), Alexandra Jackson, Audrey Jackson, Austin Jackson, Aaron Jackson, Jenna Golas, Heather Curran, and David Knopp; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was predeceased by her loving husband, David J. Goewey in 2011, a brother John Ruttan, sisters-in-law Barbara Gunther and Jane Ruttan, a brother-in-law Alan “Ted” Todd, and a granddaughter Erika Purt.

Calling hours will be held from 3-5 pm on Friday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany Street Oswego.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 am Saturday, July 25th at Riverside Cemetery with Mother Anne Wichelns presiding.

Donations can be made to O.C.V.I at

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