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M. Tice April 2009
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
Mrs. Clara B. Cole, 70, of Waverly RD 1 died this morning April 29, 1973, at her home following an extended illness. Born in Virginia, April 24, 1902, she had resided in Waverly most of her life. Mrs. Cole had been an Evening Times route carrier for 17 years. Surviving are her husband, Walter, at home; a daughter, Mrs. James (Betty) Nero of Centerville, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Spencer of Buffalo; a brother, Gordie Churchman of Lockwood. Friends may call at the Russell Funeral Home, 462 Fulton St., Waverly, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Burdette Mason, pastor of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Elmira, will officiate. Burial will be in Lockwood Cemetery.
FELTON ARLINE ESTHER
Arline Felton Simons, 85, formerly of Lockwood, N.Y., died Friday, March 30, 2007 at the Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y., where she had been a resident since 2001. Born Feb. 11, 1922 in Tunkhannock, Pa., the daughter of Judson Clinton and Mabel Race Felton, Arline was predeceased by her parents and three siblings, George Felton, Louis Felton and Della Cramer. Arline is survived by her husband, Art Simons of Lockwood, N.Y., whom she married July 15, 1944. She is also survived by their children, Art (Terri) Simons Jr. of Lockwood, N.Y., and Marcia (Floyd) Jankowski of Horseheads, N.Y.; grandchildren, Duane (Tina) Simons of Lowman, N.Y., and Mike (Melinda) Simons of Lockwood, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Arline was a 1941 graduate of Towanda High School and a 1963 graduate of the Del Kader School of Beauty Culture. She was employed in various silk mills in Towanda, Pa., and the Valley and by Morse Chain of Ithaca, N.Y. A time for gathering with family and friends will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2007 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Arline's life will follow the visitation with Pastor Alan Bill honoring her memory at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lockwood Volunteer Fire Dept., Box 16, Lockwood, NY 14859. ('Morning Times', Sayre, PA; Obituaries; Published: Friday, March 30, 2007) Submitted by Marcia Simons Jankowski. Note: Burial was on April 3, 2007 in the Lockwood Cemetery, Chemung Co., NY.
FREDERICK Edna F. Starkweather
Age 79 of Erin, NY died on Sunday March 4, 2012 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. Edna was born July 25, 1932 in Waverly, NY the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Derby Frederick. She married her husband, Emmons Starkweather and he pre-deceased her on February 22, 1987. Edna was also pre-deceased by her son Christopher Starkweather on August 7, 1983 and by her brother Charles Frederick in 2011. Mrs. Starkweather is survived by her children: Gary Starkweather of Erin, NY, Audrey Starkweather of Ithaca, NY, Sandra & George Snavely of Dryden, NY, Kevin & Brenda Starkweather of Horseheads, NY, Bonnie Forsythe of Candor, NY, Wayne Starkweather of Erin, NY, Luann & Jeffery Gray of Erin, NY, and Melody & Steven Springstead of Van Etten, NY; brother and sisters-in-law: Robert & Judy Frederick of Athens, PA, Marcia (Mrs. Charles) Frederick of Lockwood, NY, and Jerry (Mrs. Leon) Starkweather of Candor, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday March 7, 2012 from 1-2 PM. Mrs. Starkweather's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM. Edna will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Emmons in Lockwood Cemetery in Lockwood, NY.
HOLLENBECK Roberta D. "Bobbi" SYKORA
Age 71 of Virginia Ave., in Elmira Heights, NY and formerly of Caton, NY died December 31, 2012. She was born in Elmira, NY on August 23, 1941 to Harry and Rebecca (Wood) Hollenbeck. Her family included her daughter and son, Kimberly Cain of Elmira Heights, NY, Jay (Heather) Sykora of Brockport, NY; Grandchildren, Nikkolas, Jay II, Rebekka, Jakkalyn, Joshua, John Boy and Audrianna. Brothers, Richard (Rose) Hollenbeck of Elmira Heights, NY, Wayne (Lynda) Holcomb of Casselberry, FL and Roger Holcomb of Elmira Heights, NY; Several nieces and nephews, special friend, Earl Burdick. She was also predeceased by her sister, Audrey (Richard) Savey. Bobbi was a CNA having worked at Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY and more recently at Bethany Village. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads Today, Thursday January 3, 2013 from 6-8:00 pm. Burial in Lockwood Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 3, 2013
MEISSNER Albert C. Meissner
78, formerly of Lockwood, died Tuesday November 23rd at his daughter Dawns' home in Oneonta Alabama. Born August 29, 1932, the son of the Late Hattie (Walker) and Albert Meissner, brother of the late Arthur Meissner, and loving husband of Karen Meissner. Albert worked as a machinist for Emerson Electric in Ithaca, NY. and a groundskeeper at Tomasso's in Waverly, NY. He was a member of the North Barton Grange for 64 years and a Past Master. Albert is survived by his wife, Karen Meissner, Oneonta, AL. his three children; Marvin and Dana Meissner of Camillus, NY , Connie and Joe Horton, of Hammondsport, NY and Dawn and Johnny Kelsoe, also of Oneonta, AL. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Richard Campbell, Carl Campbell, two great grandchildren Cara Campbell, and Cody Chandler, and his very special companion his dog "Scooter". A Memorial service to Celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1st at 2 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. Mr. Carlton Tubbs will officiate. Family and friends may call on the family from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lockwood Cemetery. Please visit TheLucknerFuneral.com to sign the book of condolence. Sayre Morning Times - November 27, 2010
PEET Ruth Louise Wilson
80 of Waverly, New York died peacefully on Monday October 8th, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania on January 30th, 1932, the Daughter of Stanley Peet and Beatrice (Betty Collins) Knowles formerly, the wife of Robert (Bob) Wilson. Ruth is survived by her five sons and their wives: Dan and Barb Wilson of Waverly, NY, Ken and Cindy Wilson of Heath Springs, SC, Duke and Sharon Wilson of Crosslanes, WV, Alan Wilson of Waverly, NY and Jeff and Kristi Wilson of Mooresville, NC. Additionally, She is survived by 12 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren. Ruth "Mom ", as she is known by many, especially by all of those that have known her through her dedication and support of Waverly athletics ranging back to the mid 1960 ’s! Mom was the original "Soccer Mom " and could always be seen in the stands at any home or away game. It did not matter if the sun shown or the rain poured Mom would be there with an encouraging word whether you won or lost. From the early morning practices or that extra lap, she waited patiently until the last kid was assured a ride home! Mom, has always been there and she will always remain in our hearts as the example of true humility and love. You will be missed but never forgotten. A time of gathering with family and friends will be Thursday, October 11, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Charities. Funeral home obituary – October 9, 2012
PETERS Margaret Elizabeth (Peters) Kerr
age 36, of Van Etten, N.Y., died unexpectedly, Saturday October 13, 2012. Born January 27, 1976, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of Mary K. Lamphere Peters and (the late) Thomas N. Peters, Sr., of Van Etten N.Y. Margaret was married to Robert Kerr, the love of her life. She graduated from Spencer Van Etten High School where she was named a Mark Twain Scholar, Corning Community College and Schuyler-Corning BOCES in Elmira, N.Y. Margaret was the Van Etten Town Historian, a member of the Van Etten Festival, and a social member of Department #24 Community Fire and Rescue in Van Etten. She worked as a photographer and reporter for the Broader View Weekly in Van Etten. She is survived by her husband of nine years Robert at home, her mother Mary K. (Lamphere) Peters, Van Etten; sister Janice (Scherer) Lewis and her husband David, of Binghamton; her brothers, David Peters and Thomas Peters Jr., both of Florida; brother in law Chad Kerr and his wife Heather of Las Vegas, Nev. Also surviving her are her Uncle Charles Lamphere, Milan; aunt Ruth Dixon, of Sayre; special cousins, Theresa and Joe Fravel, of Waverly; as well as several nieces, and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Van Etten VFW at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Internment at Lockwood Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In Lieu of flowers donations may be directed to the Van Etten Festival. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times – October 17, 2012
PICKERING Daniel F
New York Times – March 28, 1882
Daniel F. Pickering, a prominent Republican leader, ex-Sheriff and Postmaster, and one of the most highly respected citizens of Chemung County, died at his residence, in Elmira, N.Y., at 6 o’clock last night, from typhoid pneumonia.
TEMPLE Audrey Temple
88, died January 11, 2011 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich NY. Born September 21, 1923, in Brooklyn NY the daughter of the Late Mildred (Lane) and Joseph Temple. Audrey was also predeceased by her brother Thomas Temple, and her sisters: Jo-Ann (Vurnis) Selph, Barbara (George) Woodcock, Margaret(Peggy) Presher and Betsy (Harry) Sargent. Audrey attended the New York School for the Deaf in Brooklyn NY. She was a resident of the Valley for almost fifty years and attended the Gospel Chapel in Waverly. She resided in the Chenango County IRA home where she attended ARC day habilitation programs All of her housemates grew to love her and will miss her deeply. A special thank you to Audrey’s caseworker and her nurse, the two Patty’s that that took special care of her as well as all the staff at the Chenango IRA. Surviving Audrey are her brothers; Joseph King (Shirley) Temple of Sebring FL. Leslie (Linda) Temple, of Waverly and Richard (Doris) Temple, also of Sebring, FL. Also surviving her are numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday January 18th at the Luckner Funeral Home 449 Park Avenue Waverly NY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow the calling hour at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lockwood Cemetery. Funeral home obituary – January 15, 2012
WELLS Dorothea E. Irvine
98, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on January 9, 2012, at her home in Lockwood, N.Y., with her beloved daughter by her side. Born on June 9, 1913, in Fort Plain, N.Y., Dorothea enjoyed a long and full life as she lived to serve her beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, whose free gift of salvation she personally accepted as a young teenager. Her life was greatly impacted by her first pastor, the Rev. C.J. Mason, at Colonie Alliance Church, in Colonie, N.Y. Dorothea began preparation for her life of service to the Lord at the Albany Bible School, then attended the Missionary Training Insatiate, now Nyack College, in Nyack, N.Y., where she graduated in 1938. While there, she was attracted to a fellow student, whose prayers captured her attention. She and David M. Irvine were married on June 3, 1939. David and Dorothea spent the next several decades faithfully serving the Lord together in full-time Christian ministry. Following home missionary service in Prestonsburg, K.Y., the Rev. Irvine went on to pastor Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) churches in Danville, Ind., Wardensville, W.V., (at Faith Mission Church, a C&MA affiliated church), Harrison, Ohio, Wheeling, W.V., and Oneida, N.Y. Following a semi-retirement in 1977 to Lockwood, N.Y., the Rev. Irvine also briefly served as pastor of Halsey Valley United Methodist Church. Dorothea and her husband enjoyed 45 years of marriage together before the Rev. Irvine died in August, 1984. Dorothea was a founding member of Chemung Christian Fellowship in Chemung, N.Y., and was previously an active member of North Waverly Chapel and Athens Wesleyan Church. As a member of the North Waverly Chapel, Dorothea taught Children’s Church, ran the Bible Memory Program, and also served as Chairwoman of the Missionary Committee. Dorothea was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. and Emma E. Wells; her beloved husband, the Rev. David M. Irvine; her twin sister, Marion G. Wells; sisters, Elizabeth (Robert) Rapp and Jane (Dr. Wade) Coggins; and two sons, infant twin son, Richard Charles in 1943 and her 16-year-old son, John Everett in 1961. Dorothea is survived by her brother, the Rev. William (Eleanor) Wells of Waverly, N.Y.; son, David (Carol) Irvine of Winchester, Va., and her daughters, Betty (Carl) Salo of Lockwood, N.Y., and Barbara (Nick) Nichols of Penang, Malaysia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, David (Dr. Lisa) Irvine, Melinda (David) Williamson, Dr. Karen (Dr. Bobby) Meador, Laurie (Jason) Spivey, Bob Salo, Holly Nichols, Heather Nichols, Christian Nichols, and Brittany Nichols. Great-grandchildren are Samuel and Emily Irvine; Jordan, Brett, Luke, and Nathan Williamson; and Wyatt, Lydia and Lily Spivey. Dorothea’s faithful commitment to prayer will be sorely missed. She daily prayed for her family, church, and missionaries around the world, and consistently wore out missionary prayers manuals. Her life Bible verse, Psalm 37:5, was more than just a verse — it was her life experience, for indeed, she committed her way to the Lord and delighted in trusting him. She was a Godly example to her children and they “arise and call her blessed” — Proverbs 31:28. A service celebrating Dorothea’s life will be held at Chemung Christian Fellowship on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Randy Stilson officiating, assisted by Dorothea’s brother, the Rev. William C. Wells. Prior to the service, family and friends may call beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Dorothea’s memory may be made to Chemung Christian Fellowship. Caring assistance is being provided by Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times – January 11, 2012
Robert William Wilson, 75, of Acme Road, Waverly,
N.Y., died Friday, July 9, 2004 at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1928 in Waverly, he
was the son of the late Florence (Every) and George Wilson. Robert worked as a
plumber and electrician for Charm Pools in Waverly. He lived for
his music, playing his guitar and performing with the band Bob and Jack and the
Blue Grass Strings. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and will
be will missed by all. He is survived by: his loving wife, May (Samuelsen)
Wilson, at home; sons, Dan (Barbara) Wilson of Waverly, Kenneth (Cindy) Wilson
of North Carolina, Dennis (Sharon) Wilson, also of North Carolina, Alan
(Cassie) Wilson of South Carolina and Jeffrey (Kristi) Wilson of Utah; 12
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty (Val) Nowak of Mays
Friends may call Tuesday, July 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Gray, pastor of the Greater Valley Assembly of God, Sayre, officiating. Interment will follow in Lockwood Cemetery. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
? Florence B. Pickering
Was born November 30, 1918 and died April 13, 2011 at her daughter's home in San Marcos, CA, where she was under Hospice Care. Florence formerly lived in Horseheads with her husband, Dan Pickering, who predeceased her in 1971. They were both retirees from Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights. She is survived by three children; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother and sister. Her daughter, Bernadina Bowers and family held a Memorial Service for her at the San Marcos Lutheran Church, April 19, 2011. A service in the East will be planned at a later date. Star Gazette – May 1, 2011