Jettie Grey (Painter) Rivers, age 89, entered into rest on November 10, 2013. Jettie was born on January 1, 1924 in Adamsville, AL, the daughter of the late James Richard Painter and Effie Mae Painter.
She attended school in Alabama. She married Stanley Arthur Rivers, March 18, 1943 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Niagara Falls.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, playing cards and dominoes, baking, canning and gardening. She took great pride in growing vegetables and sharing them with her neighbors and friends. Her zucchini nut bread was enjoyed by many. She was also involved with her sons' school and Boy Scout activities. She worked part-time as a banquet waitress at Niagara Hotel and Niagara Country Club. She also was a member, and served as the publicity chairperson of the Elk's Women's Organization at Local Lodge #348. For over 50 years, Jettie was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, one of Niagara Falls' oldest congregations prior to 2006.
She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Stanley Arthur Rivers, on July 25, 2013. She is survived by her two sons, James (Michelle) Rivers of Oakland, CA and Kenneth Rivers of Laguna Beach, CA; and three grandchildren, Sally (Andrew) Robinson of San Leandro, CA, Kelly Rivers of San Francisco, CA and Joshua Rivers of Oakland, CA. She was one of six siblings and is predeceased by William Painter, Dennis Painter, Cora Lee Estell, Mary Jo Dillard and Elizabeth Hodder, all from Alabama.
In accordance with Jettie's wishes, there will be no prior visitation. A private service will be held at the family's convenience. Interment will be at the family plot in Niagara Falls Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, Inc., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.
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