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Elizabeth Meek Stewart
  • November 23, 1915 - December 23, 2016
  • Hartford, Connecticut

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Elizabeth Meek Stewart, 101, formerly of Wethersfield, died Friday, December 23, 2016 at Avery Heights in Hartford. Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio on November 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Edna (Judkins) Meek. Betty graduated from St. Clairsville High School, Class of 1933, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in 1937 from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH and a BS in Library Science in 1938 from Carnegie Library School, Pittsburgh, PA. She worked as a Reference Librarian at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, WV from 1938-1949. On August 13, 1949, she married Sidney P. Stewart and the couple moved to Connecticut. Betty continued her career working with the Hartford Public Library in the Art and Music Department from 1950 – 1980. She and Sid moved to Wethersfield in 1952 and after his death in 1983, Betty maintained her home there until moving to Avery Heights in 1999. She was a member of First Church of Christ in Wethersfield since 1952 and volunteered at the First Church Library and as a member of the Avery Heights Library Committee. Betty is survived by a niece Leslie S. Dews (Robert) of Gloucester, MA; a nephew, Craig M. Stewart (Hedda) of Columbus, OH; and a Goddaughter, Joanna S. deBear (David Hajdasz) of Cheshire, CT.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Chapel at Avery Heights, 705 New Britain Avenue, Hartford. Burial at Village Cemetery, Wethersfield will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Public Library, c/o the Development Office, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103-3075. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.