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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Rural Home Cemetery, Town of Big Flats, Chemung County NY
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JACK –MRS. BESSIE MARKELL age of 65 of Olcott Rd., Big Flats, N.Y. Sunday, September 24, 1967.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church of Big Flats.  The Rev. Lewis Newkirk.  Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by husband, James A.; three sons, Dudley of Corning, Leroy of Bath, John of Big Flats; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Ross of Big Flats, Mrs. Shirley Moses of Hoestead, Florida; three brothers, Ernest Jack of Southport, Phillip Jack of Elmira, Lewis Jack of Hornell; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Elmira Heights, 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Baptist Church of Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/25/1967

MILES M. JACKSON age 67 of the Chambers Road, Horseheads, RD 3 unexpectedly on Sunday, October 17, 1976 at his home.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home in Horseheads Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Catlin United Methodist Church (Tompkins Corners) on Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Lewis Bachman officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Flowers are gratefully declined, but those wishing may make memorials to the Catlin United Methodist Church in Mr. Jackson’s name.  Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1976

 

JACKSON Alford H. Jackson

Age 89, of Big Flats, died after an extended illness Fri. Jan. 31, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Alford was born Dec. 20, 1921 in Harvey's Lake, PA, a son to the late Garfield and Fanny (Perrego) Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy (Roberts) Jackson; daughter and sons, Janice Jackson, also of Big Flats, NY, David Jackson of Spencer, NY and Daniel Jackson of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Tom, Tim and Aaron Jackson; step grandchildren, Mark, Brian and David Bieberich; great-grandchildren, Anna and Alexa Bieberich; brother, Robert Jackson of Benton, PA. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Esther Grey and Dorothy Jackson; and daughter-in-law, Janet Jackson. He and his wife were founding members of the Community Wesleyan Church and active there on their board, singing on the choir and known for making his famous popcorn balls for many years. He was a pilot and veteran of the US Army Air Corps and retired from the Elmira Pattern and foundry as a pattern maker. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He was also an honorary Fire Chief with the Golden Glow Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues. Jan. 4, 2011 from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will take place in the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Wed. Jan. 5, 2011. Burial service with Military Honors will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed to the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2011

 

JACKSON - Carlton J. Jackson, 83, of Horseheads, NY and Tavares, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1992, at his home in Horseheads. He was born July 1, 1909 in Troupsburg, NY. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1930 and received his MS degree from Syracuse University. He was a former teacher at Elmira Free Academy, Elmira, NY, a former teacher and principal at Wellsburg, NY, and Big Flats, NY. He was a former district superintendent of the South Half of Chemung County. He retired as a secondary supervisor of the Horseheads Central School District in 1970. He was a member of the Big Flats F&AM Lodge and the New York State Retired Teacher's Association. He was a former member of the Horseheads, Elmira and Mt. Dora, Fla. Rotary clubs. He was active in the Elmira Sullivan Trail Boy Scouts of America and a recipient of the Scouting Silver Beaver award. Surviving are his wife, Louise Jackson; two cousins, Wendall Norton of Friendship, NY and Margaret Payne of Jasper, NY; several other cousins; nephew and niece, Charles [Bud] and Laura Link of Big Flats. Calling hours were held at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, on Monday, Dec. 28. Services were held following calling hours. The Rev. Paul D. Mills officiated. Burial was made at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 December 1992, p10

 

JACQUE –MRS. MARJORIE SAUNDERS age 53, of 2485 Wymere Dr., Horseheads, NY, unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 4, 1986 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Friday, 7 to 9 pm, Saturday, 2 to 4 pm.  Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held there at the convenience of the family, the Rev. Hugh Outterson will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at a later date.  Flowers are acceptable, or Memorials may be made in Marge’s name to the American Cancer Society.  She is survived by her husband, James P. Saunders; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Michael Sando of Elmira Heights, Sgt. Sherry and Sgt. Kevin Grimes with the United States Marine Corp, stationed in Okinowa; grandchildren, Brett and Adam Sando and Danielle Grimes; mother, Mrs. Marie Jacque of Lindley, NY; mother-in-law, Mrs. Martha Saunders of Bonita Springs, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Graham Pelling of Long Island; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.  Marge was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Horseheads, and Horseheads Woman’s Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/7/1986

JARVIS –MRS. LOUISE E. TUTTLE, 85 OF Big Flats and Corning RD 1, this morning, March 9. 1957.  She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning and its Women’s Auxiliary.  Survived by husband, Sidney Tuttle; sisters, Mrs. Ward B. Smith and Miss Florence G. Jarvis, both of Utica.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and Sunday morning will be removed to the family home where friends may call.  Private funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Roger Alling.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1957

EARL JENNINGS AGE 93 OF 191 Canisteo St., Corning, N.Y. Wednesday, November 23, 1977 at Corning Hospital.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral service there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. David Braid officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Torzon of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Hooey of Big Flats and Mrs. Helen Loughridge of Corning; one brother, Uri Jennings of Elmira; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was formerly employed at Hungerford Garage.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/24/1977

IRA JENNINGS, 93, formerly of Big Flats, Sunday, March 24, 1957 at home of son, Earl Jennings of 113 E. Pulteney St., Corning.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mina Webber Jennings; sons, Earl of Corning, Uri Jennings of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Nellie Cappucci of Elmira, Mrs. Helen Loughridge of Corning, Mrs. Hattie Hooey of Big Flats; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Emma Crawford and Mrs. Florence Brown, both of Elmira, Mrs. Sadie Phelps of Endicott; brother, John Jennings of Reading Center.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin Klauser.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1957

DALE E. JOHNS, avid outdoorsman, age 43, of Canal St., Big Flats, Friday, July 3, 1998 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Monday, 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association.  Survived by mother, Laura Johns of Big Flats; daughter, Shannon Carrigan of Elmira; son, D.J. Johns of Elmira; sister, Janet Satterlee of Big Flats; brothers, Larry E. Johns of Corning, Darrell and Kevin Johns both of Big Flats, grandchildren, Jacob, Alex and Joshua, 2 nieces and 3 nephews.  Dale was born May 3, 1955 in Corning, the son of Earl and Laura Graham Johns, Jr.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a S.A.L. of the Big Flats Legion and member of the N.R.A.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

EARL JOHNS JR. age 46 of 2715 River Street, Big Flats, Sunday, March 14, 1976 as a result of an auto accident.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Donald L. Roe, Pastor of Big Flats United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Laura Graham Johns; four sons, Larry E. and Dale E. both of Big Flats, Darrell L. and Devin J. both at home; daughter, Janet Marie Johns of Painted Post; mother, Mrs. Bessie Daniels of Pine City; father, Earl Johns of Elmira; two brothers, Raymond of Elmira, Richard of Catlin; stepbrother, Paul Daniels Jr. of Pine City; sister, Mrs. Linda Harris of Big Flats; one granddaughter.  Mr. Johns was employed for 26 years at the Corning Glass Works.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

EARL JOHNS SR. age 78 of the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Nursing Facility, Monday September 27, 1982.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by sons, Raymond W. Johns Sr. of Elmira, Richard L. Johns Sr. of Beaver Dams, NY; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Harris of Big Flats; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/28/1982.

 

JOHNS Raymond W., Sr.

Age 73 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 27, 1938 in Lindley, NY, son of the late Earl and Bessie (Goodrich) Johns, Sr. and died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 peacefully at home with his loving family at his side. He is survived by his wife Lena; children Cindy and Terry Caswell of Painted Post, NY, Raymond Johns, Jr. of Perry, NY and Nancy and Rick Dennison of Elmira Heights; step daughter Anna & Jackson Murray of Elmira; sister Linda and Robert Harris of Big Flats; step brother Butch and Barb Daniels of Pine City; former wife Lucy Jane Emmons of Pine City; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and his beloved dog Dolly. He was predeceased by 2 great grandchildren. Mr. Johns retired from Kennedy Valve. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, November 28th from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Richard Price will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ray through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011

 

JOHNS Richard L. Johns Sr.
Age 65 of Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly on Thursday November 18, 2010. Rich was born June 8, 1945 in Corning, NY the son of the late Earl and Bessie V. Goodrich Johns Sr. He was retired from the Ann Page plant after 18 years of service and also worked at Biggsy's and Sugar and Spice Restaurants. Richard was a member of the Big Flats Wesleyan Church. He loved Hunting and Fishing. Rich was pre-deceased by his sister: Viola Mae Fultz and brother: Earl Johns Jr. Mr. Johns is survived by his wife Betty Davis Johns; daughters: Melody and Ernie Hartman of Big Flats, NY; Paula Johns and Aaron Stansfield of Beaver Dams, NY; Shelly Johns of Corning, NY; sons: Rick Johns and Darlene Hawxhurst of Corning, NY; Deek and Jenifer Johns of Campbell, NY; grandchildren: Steven Hartman, Stephanie Hartman, Elise and Joe Gardner, Brittany Stansfield, Jenna Stansfield, Bradley Johns, Lillian Johns; great grandchild: Morgan Gardner; brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond and Lena Johns of Elmira, NY; Paul and Barb Daniels of Pine City, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Linda and Robert Harris of Big Flats, NY; sisters-in-law: Carol McCann of Rushville, NY; Delores Rogers of FL; Aunt Lillian Personius of Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday November 22, 2010 from 2-4 PM. Richard's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4PM with the Rev. Bern Lytle officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Rich through donations to the Horseheads Animal Shelter C/O Agape Veterinary Clinic 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette - November 20, 2010

JOHNS –MRS. VIOLA MAY FULTZ, 25 of Big Flats, Sunday, Dec. 15, 1957.  Survived by husband, Elmer Lee Fultz; daughters, Peggy Lee, Kathy Ann and son, Elmer Lee Fultz Jr. all at home; mother, Mrs. Bessie Daniels of Big Flats; father, Earl Johns of Hornby; brothers, Earl Johns Jr. of Hornby, Raymond William and Richard Lee Johns and sister, Linda Mary Johns all of Big Flats; step-brother, Paul Daniels Jr. of Big Flats.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 10 a.m. the Rev. Derwin Hauser.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/1957

MISS ALICE JOHNSON, 36 of Horseheads RD 1, a native of Corning and resident of that city until a year ago.  Saturday, Feb. 14, 1953 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  She was a graduate of Corning Northside schools and a member of Grace Methodist Church, Corning.  Survived by mother, Mrs. Clyde Long of Horseheads; father, Burt Johnson of Miami, Fla.; brothers, T/Sgt. Edward C. Johnson of the Air Force at Wichita, Kan. and Raymond Johnson of Corning.  The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call today and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/15/1953

ALLAN BRUCE JOHNSON age 91, of Gulliver St., S. Corning, Wednesday, August 25, 1971.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, Thursday 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Paul Appel. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Clifford R. Johnson of S. Corning; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was an electrician with the Corning Glass Works; retired in 1945.  He attended Big Flats are schools and the Corning First Baptist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/1971

ANDREW JOHNSON, 87, of Big Flats, Thursday, Dec. 21, 1961.  He was a retired farmer.  No known survivors.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/22/1961

BEATRICE MARIE JOHNSON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Corning died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1936 at 2:30 p.m.  The child is survived by the parents and grandparents.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats where the funeral will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/1936

MISS BEATRICE V. JOHNSON age 97 of the Chemung County Infirmary Thursday, January 2, 1975.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services at the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m.  Leslie Norman, Christian Science Lay Reader officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by nephew, David Lewis of Elmira; niece, Mrs. Marie Lewis and great-nieces, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hart, Miss Valoria Beatrice Lewis and Miss Nicola Dorothy Lewis all of Elmira; great-nephews, Melvin Frederic Lewis of Newport News, Va., George H. Lewis II of Elmira, David J. Lewis III of Binghamton.  She was a member of the Elmira Christian Science Church and a retired employee of Moore Business Forms Inc.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1975

CARL ROSS JOHNSON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Corning RD 3 died Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 1938.  The child is survived by the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington of Big Flats; Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Johnson of Corning.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral at the convenience of the family.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1938

JOHNSON –GRACE C. SMITH died Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Davenport at Big Flats, aged 28 years.  She is survived by her father, Grover Johnson, three sisters, Mrs. William Davenport, Miss Leone Johnson, Miss Emma Johnson; one brother Nelson Johnson all of Big Flats.  The funeral was held yesterday.  VanBuskirk Bros. had charge.  –Chemung Valley Reporter 12/15/1910

JOHNSON –HATTIE - MRS. HENRY YAWGER died at the family home in the town of Big Flats on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 4, 1916) aged fifty-six years.  She is survived by her husband a son, Fred at home; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Davis of Corning and Mrs. J. C. Reasor of Big Flats; also a brother, Alonzo Johnson of Big Flats.  The decedent was a member of the Excelsior chapter, Order of the Easter Star of Big Flats and also of the Patrons of Husbandry Grange No. 1106.  The funeral was held from the home Friday at 2 o’clock, the Rev. J. F. Stillwell of Corning officiating.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/9/1916

JOHN E. JOHNSON, 84 formerly of Big Flats, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1954 at Elmira.  Survived by wife, Mrs. May Johnson; son, Arthur J. Johnson of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Ellen Fuller of Paterson, N.J.; brothers, Albert E. Johnson of Danbury, Conn., George M. of Elmira; sister, Miss Beatrice Johnson of Elmira; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads where friends may call today and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1954

JOHNSON –MAY A. DAILEY age 85 of R.D. 1, Elmira, Town of Big Flats, Thursday, April 7, 1983 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  Friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, with funeral and committal services there at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Bernard M. Lytle officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by 1 brother, Ward Johnson of Venice, Fla.; 1 cousin, Shirley Scala of Binghamton, NY; 1 niece, 2 nephews.  She was born April 14, 1897.  She was married to Claude Dailey who predeceased her in 1976.  She was a life member of the Golden Glow Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1983

JOHNSON LUCILLE REASOR
Lucille J. Age 84, of 5455 Denise Ave., Orlando FL, formerly of Big Flats, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006, in Orlando. Mrs. Reasor is survived by her brother, Tom Johnson of Beaver Dams, NY; sister, Lois Shadduck, Waverly. She is also survived by her two granddaughters, Susan Viditz-Ward of Waxhaw, NC, and Kristina Smith of Dublin, NH. Predeceased by husband, Perry; and daughter, Carolyn E. Hunter. Lucille was born in Elmira, NY and was a retired secretary at Vernon Downs race track in New York. She was recently a First Lady with the Bahia Shriners in Orlando, and was also a regular vendor at the local Flea Market where she was kindly referred to as "The Candy Lady". The family request that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Donations by phone call 1-800-ACS-2345 or by mail to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday, September 2, 2006, at 2 p.m. Rev. Beverly Davenport, officiating. Burial to follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/01/06

NANCY K. JOHNSON, 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Spencer Hill, Corning RD Monday, Feb. 25, 1952 following an extended illness.  Survived by parents; brothers, Maynard and Richard Johnson, both at home; grandparents, Gus Johnson of Spencer Hill, Mrs. Charles Harrington of Big Flats.  The body is at the family home where friends may call and where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Carl Eliason.  Burial at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/27/1952

JOHNSON Oscar N.
Age 95, of Spencer Hill Road in Corning, NY, died Monday, March 3, 2008, at Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, Florida. Oscar was born in Corning on February 11, 1913 to Gustof and Dora (Paulsen) Johnson. He married Grace Harrington on August 9, 1935 at her parent's home in Big Flats, and preceded him in death in 2003. He was employed by Corning Glass Works for many years as a melting technician. He traveled extensively for Corning Glass troubleshooting melting problems. After retirement, he consulted for Corning for ten years. He enjoyed traveling with his family to Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in his motor home, and enjoyed wintering in Webster, FL. He especially liked spending time at his cabin in Canada. His survivors include two sons, Maynard (Madho Smith) Johnson of Gatineau, Canada, and Richard (Marilyn) Johnson of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Valburg Hammarstrom and Helen (John) Nichols of Corning; a granddaughter, Michele (Nathan) Howell of Bowling Green, KY; several nieces and nephews. Oscar was predeceased by his brothers, Hans and Adolph Johnson. Friends may call on Monday, March 10, 2008, from 2 until 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. Funeral Services will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Abigail Z. Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery - Big Flats. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 W. William St., Corning, NY 14830 in Oscar's name.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/8/2008.

VERNON H. JOHNSON age 97 of 452 Underwood Ave., Tuesday, April 27, 1971.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Cornelius.  Burial at the convenience of the family in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Paul Johnson of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Veuian Moore of Elmira; four grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Johnson was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, retired building contractor.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1971

WILLIAM E. JOHNSON age 67 of 860 River Road, RD 1 Elmira Friday, October 23, 1992.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral services will be held at the Regular Baptist Church of Elmira Monday at 11 AM.  The Rev. Don Whipple, a son-in-law and the Rev. Richard Cughan.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside.  He is survived by his wife, Leah; son, Scott Johnson of Elmira; 3 daughters, Mary Lynn (Dale) Wenzel of Elmira, Susan (Don) Whipple of Lafayette, IN, Betsy (Tom) Gorman of Elmira; sister, Betty (Ernie) Plaisted of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; 3 nieces.  He was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew Whipple October 23, 1976.  He was former owner of the Elmira Aeronautical Corporation.  He was an active Charter Pilot for many corporations, a veteran of WW II and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Organization.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1992

FRED H. JONES, 69 Gibson, Monday, Dec. 20, 1943.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lena Hallock Jones; daughters, Mrs. Earl Marriott, Gibson, Mrs. Floyd Maxwell, Corning; sons, Jesse and Claude, Gibson; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; half-sisters, Mrs. John Eichorn, Wellsville, Mrs. Gertrude Decker, Gibson.  Funeral Thursday 2 p.m. at family home.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Elmira Star-Gazette 12/21/1943

JOHN P. JONES age 62 of Tioga, PA, RD 2, Monday July 8, 1985 at Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Calling hours were Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services, Thursday 11 am, at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  The Rev. Stephen Miller, Pastor of the Roseville Baptist Church and the Rev. Douglass Hodge, Pastor of Jackson Summit Baptist Church will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by wife, Margaret Celia Savey Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Dean McKay of Roseville, PA; 1 sister, Mrs. Hazel Combs of Bay St. Louis, MI: 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Lida Cummings of Jackson Summit and Mrs. Velma Mason of Troy, PA; 1 grandson.  He was born December 5, 1924, the son of Clarence and Lula Baker Jones.  He was a former area farmer and employed under the Green Thumb Program of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.  He was Past Master of Tioga Grange 1223.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/1985

KIM FARR JONES age 29 of 809 South Pine St., Horseheads, Wednesday, April 17, 1985.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, today from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Funeral services will follow visitation hours at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Bernard Lytle officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by his mother, Ann F. Jones of Horseheads; father, Paul R. Jones of Oregon; sister, Annette F. Jones of Elmira; brother, Raymond P. Jones of Utica; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Helen Jones of Corning; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was born June 8, 1955 in Romulus, NY, the son of Paul and Ann Farr Jones.  He graduated from Horseheads High School in 1973.  –Elmira Star-gazette 4/19/1985

MEREDITH MABEL JONES, 10 of Corning RD 1, Wednesday, July 16, 1946.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Jones; sister, Marlene; brothers, Merle, Duane, Dale, Ward Jr., Gary, Truman; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jones of Tompkins Corners, Mrs. Elizabeth House of Beaver Dams.  Funeral Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats.  Rev. John W. Wilcox.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1945

 

JONES Richard W. "Rick" Jones

age 60, of Big Flats, died on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was born on May 15, 1953 in Rome, NY, the son of the late Robert and Gene (Bell) Jones. He married Rene Guild on August 27, 1977 in Auburn, NY. She predeceased him on November 21, 2006. Rick was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He worked at the Schuyler County ARC and especially enjoyed the interaction and friendships he created with the residents and co-workers. Previously, he worked for 30 years as a chef, and he was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his children, Ryan (Siobhan) Jones of Romulus, NY, Dan (Carrie Evanoika) Jones of Big Flats, and Katherine Alice "Kally" Jones of Big Flats; granddaughter, Rene JoAnn Jones; sister, Candace Jones of Syracuse; brother, Gary E. (Anne) Jones of Cicero, NY; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Rick's Life will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats. Burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make donations to the Schuyler County ARC, 203 12th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC.  Star Gazette – June 30, 2013

 

WILLIAM J. JORDAN age 93 of Gorton Road, Corning, Tuesday, June 4, 1991 at Corning Hospital.  He was born in Richmond Township, PA November 24, 1897 to John and Daisy Shelman Jordan.  He was married to Eva Ruggles who predeceased him.  He was a retired Gaffer at Corning, Inc.  Survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Betty of Crossville, TN, James and Joanna of Rochester; 2 daughters, Mabel (Mrs. Stanley) Merrill of Athens, PA and Dorothy (Mrs. Charles) Morter Jr. of Corning; 2 sisters, Ava Elliott of Elmira and Mabel Aldrich of Painted Post; sister-in-law, Lucille Jordan of Corning; 26 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by brother, Richard.  Calling hours at the Ackley-Stover Funeral Home, Corning 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday.  Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 10:30 am.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/1991

KADLEC - FORD
Lillie K. Age 93, of Horseheads, NY, and formerly of Big Flats, NY, died on Saturday morning, September 10, 2005. Lillie was born July 29, 1912 in Dodge, NE, the daughter of the late Ludwig and Antonia Vondrachek Kadlec. Lillie retired as a teacher from the Horseheads Central School District. She enjoyed card playing, golf, traveling and her family. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, their Rosary and Altar Society, and involved with the Big Flats Senior Center Group, Elmira area Retired Teachers, Big Flats American Legion Auxiliary, NARFE, and Big Flats Historical Society. Preceding her in death was her husband, Frank S. Ford. She is survived by her nieces & nephew, Josephine (Robert Sr.) Roemmelt, Joan Kadlec and Vincent (Judy) Kadlec, all of Horseheads, NY; great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces & nephews. Family and Friends will be welcomed at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Monday, September 12, 2005, from 3-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads, NY. Interment will take place at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY, immediately following. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing to remember Lillie may do so through memorials to Big Flats Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 28, Big Flats, NY 14814, or to a charity of one's choice.

KAHLER –ELEANOR L. KAHLER ROBERTS age 67, Westfield, NJ formerly of Horseheads, NY suddenly April 3, 1991.  Survived by husband, Dr. Dudley Roberts of Westfield, NJ; daughter, Dr. Susan Roberts of San Francisco, CA; son & daughter-in-law, Richard & Lynn Roberts of Palmyra, PA; brother & sister-in-law, Harry & Ann Kahler of Horseheads, NY; aunts, Gladys Kahler of Big Flats, NY and Dorothy Kahler of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren, David, Missy & Kathleen Roberts; and several nieces & nephews.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 AM at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ.  Committal service will be held at 11 AM Monday, April 8, 1991 at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Eleanor was a graduate of NY University, a former school teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1991

KAHLER  Harry Lowe Jr. Beloved Father and Grandfather Age 80 of Horseheads, NY died very peacefully at home on Sunday August 7, 2005. Mr. Kahler was born in Big Flats, NY on June 18, 1925 the son of the late Harry Lowe Kahler and Florence Gowan Kahler. Harry was a veteran of WW II serving his country with The US Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate Third Class attached to The US Marine Corps as a Combat Medic in The Pacific Theater from 1943-1946. Harry received The American Theater Medal, The Victory Medal, and The Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal upon his honorable discharge from The US Navy. Harry attended Union College prior to entering the US Navy and after his discharge. Harry married his wife, Ann Patterson Kahler, on March 31, 1951. Harry worked at the Dean & Lee Feed Company in Horseheads which his father and uncle founded and ran for several years. He was a member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY . Harry was an Amateur Radio Enthusiast who also enjoyed gardening and fixing televisions. Harry retired from Hardinge Brothers in Elmira, NY as a Shipping Supervisor in 1995. He loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Harry was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 47 years Ann Patterson Kahler on July 18, 1998. He was also pre-deceased by his sister and brother-in-law Eleanor & Dudley Roberts; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rosemary & Bud Longwell; and brother-in-law Walter Patterson. Mr. Kahler is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Atty. Mark Patrick and Rosemary D. Kahler of Austin, TX; daughter and fiancé: Sheila Ann Kahler Fusare and William J. Mayhew of Horseheads, NY; son: Thomas Harry Kahler of Tampa, FL; grandchildren: Bryan Kahler and Amanda Kahler of Austin, TX; Laura Fusare of Charlottesville, VA and Amy Fusare of Horseheads, NY; great granddaughter: Emily Ann Fusare of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law: William Patterson of Evansville, Illinois; nieces and nephews: Julianne & Tom Combs of Elmira, NY; Dr. Susan Roberts of Washington, DC; and Richard & Lynn Roberts of Harrisburg, PA; several grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special friend Bob Cloos. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday August 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Kahler's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday August 11, 2005 at 10 AM. The Rev. Edward Kennedy will officiate. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Kahler.

HERBERT W. KAHLER age 89, of 233 Segar Rd., Horseheads, NY, Thursday, January 31, 1991 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the funeral home, Sunday 2 pm.  The Rev. Jeffrey S. Bell, officiating.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorial contributions to the charity of ones’ choice in Mr. Kahlers’ memory would be greatly appreciated and acknowledged by his family.  Survived by his wife, Dorothy Rickey Kennon Kahler; step-daughter and son-in-law, Linnie Belle and Kenneth McKee of Horseheads, NY; step-grandchildren, Lisa McKee and Brian McKee both of Horseheads, NY; nephew, Harry Kahler of Horseheads, NY; niece, Eleanor Kahler Roberts of Westfield, NJ; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and a very special friend, Roy Dimmick of Horseheads, NY.  Mr. Kahler was born March 23, 1901 in Big Flats, NY, the son of Oscar and Mary Lowe Kahler.  He owned and operated Dean and Lee Feed Mill in Horseheads until his retirement.  He was a member of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge 364 F&AM, Horseheads Elks Lodge 2297, the Elmira Eagles, REACT and the Vigilantes Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/1/1991

KAHLER Thomas Harry
Age 43 of St. Petersburg, Florida formerly of Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly on Thursday January 18, 2007. Thomas was born July 26, 1963 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Harry Lowe Kahler Jr. and Ann E. Patterson Kahler. Tom was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Elmira, NY and received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. He was a platform manager at Sun Trust Bank in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Thomas was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing his baby grand piano for family and friends. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Mark P. & Rosemary D. Kahler of Austin, Texas; sister: Sheila A. Kahler Fusare of Horseheads, NY; nephew and nieces; Bryan Kahler and Amanda Kahler of Austin, Texas, Laura Fusare of Hershey, PA, and Amy Fusare of Horseheads, NY; grand niece: Emily Ann Fusare of Horseheads, NY; grand nephew: Dylan Hulslander of Horseheads, NY; uncle: William Patterson of Evansville, Illinois, several cousins including Julianne (Tom) Combs of Elmira, NY, Dr. Susan Roberts of Washington, DC, and Richard & Lynn Roberts of Annville, PA, and a host of caring friends. A Gravesite Memorial Service will be held on Sunday April 29, 2007 in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY at 11 AM. The Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

KAKRITZ –MRS. BERTHA MINER – Mrs. Theodore Miner, 34 died at Jersey Shore, this morning (September 16, 1929) at 2 o’clock of burns received when oil became ignited in the kitchen of her home.  She is survived by her husband, Theodore Miner; two daughters, Emma and Mary; two sons, Dermont and Theodore; all of Jersey Shore; the father, Karl Kakritz of Dutch Hill; a brother, Frederick of Elmira; three sisters, Miss Clara Kakritz of Elmira; Mrs. Minnie Dickinson of Alpine; Gertrude Kakritz of Dutch Hill.  The remains will be removed to Elmira and will repose in the Harrington Funeral Home.  Funeral later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/1929 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

CARL F. KAKRITZ, 79 of Dutch Hill, Thursday at 11 p.m. at a local hospital.  Survivors, daughters, Mrs. Millie Dickinson of Odessa and Miss Clara Kakritz of Elmira; son, Fred, Elmira; sister, Mrs. Edward Gruber, Elmira; brother, William Kakritz of Pine City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Body is at the Harrington Funeral Home where funeral will be held Saturday, 3 p.m. Rev. Paul P. Frohne.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/1943

MISS CLARA K. KAKRITZ of Coral Gables, Fla., formerly of Elmira.  Funeral Thursday (Apr. 17, 1947) at 3 p.m. at the Harrington Funeral Home.  The Rev. Paul Frohne.  Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1947

FREDERICK A. KAKRITZ of 681 Union Place Thursday, September 21, 1972.  Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services at the funeral home, Monday at 11 a.m. Rev. Lynn F. S. Tschudy.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Heart Assoc. will be appreciated.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy M. Speers, Mrs. Jack (Bernice) Weston, Mrs. William (Florence) Kirkpatrick all of Elmira, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Briggs of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Minnie Dickinson of Odessa; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/22/1972

KAKRITZ –MRS. GERTRUDE KAKRITZ MINER – Mrs. Theodore Miner died Wednesday, June 5, 1945 at 8:15 a.m. in the family home at Dutch Hill, Town of Southport.  She is survived by her husband, Theodore Miner; two sons, Richard and Robert at home four step-children, Dermont, Theodore, Anna and Marion Miner; the father, Carl Kakritz; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Dickinson of Alpine, Miss Clara Kakritz of Elmira; a brother, Frederick Kakritz of Elmira.  Mrs. Miner was a member of the German Evangelical Church.  The body is in the Harrington Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held in the family home Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/5/1935

KAKRITZ –MRS. MINNIE F. DICKINSON age 91, formerly of Lisk Road, RD 1 Odessa, NY, Friday, July 4, 1986 at Three Rivers Health Care Facility, Painted Post.  Friends are invited to call Sunday, 7 to 9 pm. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Funeral services there Monday at 2 pm.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Mrs. Dickinson was predeceased by her husband, Edwin in 1951 and a son Allan J. Dickinson.  Surviving are 4 sons, Louis R. Dickinson of Alpine RD 2, NY, LeRoy E. Dickinson of RD 1 Alpine, Melvin G. Dickinson of Macedone, NY, Carl R. Clearwater of RD 1 Odessa; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lois Maine of RD 1 Watkins Glen, Mrs. Vera Lisk of RD 1 Odessa.  Mrs. June Juska of Pine Valley; 28 grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren.  Memorials may be made to the Three Rivers Health Care Facility Memorial Program in Painted Post.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/5/1986

KEENEY –MRS. ANNA C. MORTON age 86 of Chemung County Infirmary, formerly of Pioneer Trailer Court, Horseheads Friday, December 20, 1974.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning Sunday 2 to 4.  Funeral service immediately following calling hours.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stuart (Nellie) Clark of Horseheads and Mrs. Otto (Wilma) Warren of Troupsburg; sons, Richard O’Brien of Canisteo and Russell of Bath; two sisters, Mrs. Lyman (Eva) Smith of Pomona Park, Fla. and Mrs. Charlotte Lane of Elmira Heights; brother, Edwin Keeney of Orange City, Fla. and Guy Keeney of Lenore, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, North Spencer, New York.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 12/22/1974

KEENEY –MRS. CHARLOTTE D. (KEENEY) LANE age 93, formerly of Horseheads and Elmira Heights, NY, Monday, December 1, 1986 at Three Rivers Health Care Center, Painted Post, NY after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held there on Thursday 2 pm.  The Rev. Gary M. Butler will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Reva and Charles Bolton of Toronto, Canada, Eva and Clayton Green of Russell Springs, KY; also Mrs. Arberta Lane Keeney of Watkins Glen, NY; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Lane was born September 16, 1893 in Tioga County, PA, the daughter of the late Rev. Richard and Nellie (Carl) Keeney.  She was predeceased in January of 1972 by her husband, Carl J. Lane and in May of 1960 by a son, Clair Lane.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/1986

KIES Robert L
Corning, N.Y. — Robert L. Kies, 78, of Columbia St., Daysprings I, Corning died Monday, September 14, 2010 at home.  He was born March 14, 1932 in Corning the third of five children of Harvey and Bessie Kies. After working at the Food Mart through high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and was a Drill Sergeant. In 1955 he moved to Detroit where he spent over fifty years in graphic arts. His hobbies included western movies and the Detroit Tigers. Robert is survived by three children, Christopher Kies of Sterling Heights, MI; Thomas Kies of South Carolina and Tracey Lawson of Ohio. A fourth child, Bonnie, died earlier this year.  He was also survived by his sister, Pauline Ambbrosone of Corning, a brother, William (Jackie) Kies of Campbell and six grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his brother, James and  sister, Marie. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. - Corning Leader, September 17, 2010

KELLER –CAROLINA KELLER LOCKNER age 80 of 533 Gaines St. Saturday, September 11, 1971.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral home Sunday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Rodolph (Esther) Martiny of West Hampstead, Long Island, New York; son, Harold Lockner of Horseheads RD; brother, Fed Keller of Kirkwood, New York; sister, Mrs. August (Gertrude) Nellitz of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the First United Church of Christ.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/12/1971

FREDERICK A. KELLER age 90 of RD 1 Kirkwood, N.Y., Sunday, May 25, 1975 at Binghamton General Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Oltof Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral service there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy.  Burial in Rural Homes Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Eldora Hine of Kirkwood, N.Y. with whom he resided; sister, Mrs. Gertrude Neilitz of Elmira and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Keller was a former service man for Hygeie and former greens keeper at Elmira Country Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/27/1975

WILLIAM KELLY
 William G. Kelly, 78, of Big Flats, NY, died Friday, December 24, 1993. Mr. Kelly was born on December 29, 1914 in LeRoy, PA, the son of Sevellon and Mabel Kelly. He was a veteran of World War II and retired as an electrician after 30 years at the Bendix Corp. in Horseheads in 1976.  He was a lifelong member of the Civilian Conservation Corp. and a long time member of the Big Flats Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Madeline; daughters and sons-in-law, Joan (Fred) Stock of Dryden, NY and Debbie (Wayne) Mitchell of Horseheads; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary (Marsha) Kelly of Elmira and Sheldon (Pat) Kelly of Beaver Dams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vera (George) Bruce of Troy, PA, Jean Williamson of Salinas, CA, Mildred (Joseph) Santucci of Horseheads, Eula (George) Horton of Palm Coast, FL and Sally (Carl) Schnautz of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Clendon (Luella) Kelly of Green Castle, PA and Dean (Arlene) Kelly and Horseheads; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on December 27 with the Rev. Melanie Cole officiating and interment to be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. (TGR, Thursday, January 6, 1994)

KENNEDY Brian P.
Age 68, of Easterbrook Drive West in Big Flats, NY, died Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Buffalo, NY on May 10, 1941, he was the son of George and Mary (Homa) Kennedy. Brian was a graduate of Canisius College in 1963. He married Carolyn Gauss in 1990. Brian worked for over 30 years for the Dresser-Rand Company, and retired from Painted Post in 2006 as a director of trade finance. He was an avid Bills fan, loved to read, travel, and play golf. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two daughters, Marty (Steve) Chenetz of Portville, NY and Molly (Scott) Marsh of Great Valley, NY; a son, Brian (Ann) Kennedy, Jr. of Elmira; stepchildren, Paul (Amy) Durkin of Aberdeen, MD, Steve (Jill) Durkin of Painted Post, Sue (James) Sonner of Corning, and Karen (Phil) Mazzarese of Horseheads; 16 grandchildren; two nephews, Sean Higgins and Eric Higgins; cousins, Ida Wygant and Joan Melligan; many special friends, including Tony and Merlyn Cavallaro and Richard and Carolyn O'Dell; and his dog, Gidget. Brian was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Michael Higgins; and a cousin, Ed Wygant. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad Street in Horseheads. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Memorial contributions may be made in Brian's name to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Salvation Army Citadel, 32 East Denison Parkway, Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 6, 2009

JOHN KENNEDY – The funeral of John Kennedy will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home in Big Flats.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 10/22/1907

MELVIN D. KENNEDY JR. age 80 of Steege Hill Rd., Big Flats, Tuesday, October 2, 1984 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats Thursday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services to be held there Friday at 11 am with Rev. Gary Fredericks officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Ministries of one’s choice.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) DePlie of Big Flats, Caroline Kennedy of Big Flats, Mrs. Joseph (Patricia) Schichtel of Big Flats, Mrs. Darrell (Carol) DePue of Elmira, Jeanette Maria of Elmira, Sheila Kennedy of Elmira; sons, William Kennedy of Van Nuys, CA, Robert Kennedy of Union Springs, NY, Clifford Kennedy of West Corvina, CA; sister, Nora Boda of Sebring, FL; brother, Ernest Kennedy of Corning; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  He was born May 16, 1904 in Tioga, PA, son of Melvin and Elnora Button Kennedy.  His wife of 54 years, the former Cecile Ward predeceased him; October 13, 1983.  He was formerly employed as a school bus driver for the Corning School District.  He was retired local farmer, member of the Corning Red Cross and the Corning Civil Defense.  He and his wife were longtime supporters of the Jimmy Swaggart Children’s Fund.

ERVIN L. KENYON, 67 of 215 Steuben St., Painted Post, Friday March 22, 1957 at his home.  He was a retired Ingersoll Rand employee and life member of Montour Lodge F&AM.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Emily Casperson Kenyon; sons, Edward L. and Merl, both of Painted Post, Alan of Gang Mills; brother, Elmer of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Jean Hearst of Coloma, Calif.; seven grandchildren.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Painted Post where friends may call today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/1957

EVERETT KILMER age 76 of 225 Richards Rd., Caton, NY, Monday, August 18, 1986 at home.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Masonic service at 8 pm.  Service of Thanksgiving held Wednesday at 11 am in Christ Episcopal Church.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice Association.  Survived by wife, Esther House Kilmer; sons, John of Lawrenceville, PA, Joseph of Painted Post; daughters, Mary of Niagara on the Lake and Christine of Erie, PA; sisters, Mrs. Homer (Eulalie) Morton of Woodhull, NY, Mrs. Edwin (Norine) Symonds of Addison, NY; brothers, Percy of Black Canyon City, AZ, C. Leland of Whiting, NJ, Neal of Washington, PA, Dorr of Homer, NY.  He was a retired Supervisor with the Research and Development Division of Ingersoll Rand of Painted Post.  He was US Weather Observer for many years, served as a Republican Committeeman, former Steuben County Supervisor for the Town of Corning.  He was the first Chairman of Steuben County Planning Board, Steuben County Representative to the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Corp., past Master of the Woodhull Lodge #777 F. & A.M., served several terms as President of the Southern Tier Dahlia Society, charter member of the Corning Garden Club & Southern Tier Rose Society, member of Christ Episcopal Church and a Vestryman and Lay Reader there for many years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1986

CLAYTON J. KIMBALL SR. 90 of 2783 Canal Street, Big Flats, Monday, December 31, 1984 at the Don and Rozanne Stringham Boarding Home, Centerville, PA.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Wednesday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 9 pm With the Rev. Bernard M. Lytle officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He is survived by son, Clayton John Kimball, Jr. of Big Flats; two sisters, Ledith Hardiman of Horseheads and Lena Reinart of Akron, OH; one brother, Max Kimball of Bath; one sister-in-law, Genevieve Benjamin of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  He was born December19, 1894 in Elmira, son of Frederick and Emma VanOrder Kimball.  He was married to the former Clara E. Markle who predeceased him in 1981.  He was a retired conductor for the Erie Railroad and a member of the American Legion Skinner Ernest Memorial Post 1612, the Big Flats Lodge F&AM 378 and the Corning V.F.W.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/1/1985

MAX CHARLES KIMBALL age 93, formerly of 814 Cedar St., Elmira Wednesday, September 4, 1985 at the Bath VA Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Friday 6:30 to 8:30 pm with funeral and committal services there at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Robert Edmunds officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sisters, Ledith Hardiman of Horseheads, Lena Reinert of Akron, OH; nieces, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Kocurek of Horseheads, Catherine Bush of Elmira Heights.  Max was a retired Erie Railroad Conductor with 45 years of service; member of the Big Flats Lodge #378 F. & A.M.  He was the oldest living member of the Corning Consistory, member of Kalurah Shrine.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1985

KIMBLE- Mrs. Cassandria (KIMBLE) Miller, 87, of Big Flats. Friday Oct. 12, 1945. Survived by seven nieces and three nephews. Funeral Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats. Rev. Travis. Rural Home Cemetery. (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

KIMBLE –EMILY J. WEBB age 91, of 5159 Chambers Road, Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, April 27, 1993 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Saturday 1 to 4 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Larry W. Parker officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband, Leslie W. Web. Sr.; two daughters and son-in-law, Beverly and Edward Novick of Horseheads and Barbara Bryington of Horseheads; son and daughter-in-law, Leslie Jr. and Sandra Webb of Big Flats; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Emily was born May 14, 1902 in Catlin, the daughter of Calvin and Kate Acker Kimble.  She married Leslie W. Webb Sr., on March 31, 1937.  She attended the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center.  Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1994

KIMBLE - Mrs. Esther K. Benjamin, aged 80, died at her home in Big Flats, Sunday afternoon, September 15, 1935, after an extended illness. She was a member of the Big Flats Methodist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Smith of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Mary Hill of Montour Falls, and Mrs. Mina Bennett of Big Flats; three sons, Clayton of Corning, William and Raymond of Big Flats; a sister, Mrs. Casanderia Miller of Big Flats; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held in the Big Flats Methodist Church, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ford Crippen officiating. Burial in rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

FRANK P. KIMBLE of Middle Rd., Horseheads, Thursday, June 12, 1947.  Survived by wife, Maude; sons, William of Horseheads, Arthur of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Kent of Horseheads; brother, Samuel of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Claude Davenport of Montour; grandchildren, Darla Ann Kent of Horseheads, Lindy Lee Kimble of Horseheads.  Body is at the Davis Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1947 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)

STANLEY W. KIMBLE age 57 of 840 Underwood Avenue, Elmira, NY on Thursday, May 23, 1991 as the result of an automobile accident.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10:00 AM.  The Rev. Russell Lee officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Those wishing may remember Stan through memorial contributions to the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital Foundation for the Cancer Center.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley Heineman Kimble; twin daughters & sons-in-law, Deborah & Bernard Cuer of Elmira, NY and Diane & Gary Moffe of Elmira, NY; step-children, Sally Heineman of Elmira, NY, Mark Heineman of Corning, NY and Nancy & James Sherwood, Jr. of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Brian Moffe, Marisa Moffe, Matthew Moffe, Katie Cuer, Kevin Cuer; 4 step-grandchildren; sisters & brothers-in-law, Esther & Donald Reik of Sarasota, FL, Daisy & William Johanson of Danby, NY; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Robert & Marjorie Gould of Englewood, FL; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Kimble was born January 6, 1932 in Ithaca, NY, a son of William B. and Edith May Webber Kimble.  He was the President of Kimble Plumbing and Heating in Elmira, NY and he was a member of local 267 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union.  He was the President of the Southern Tier Contractors Association and was a trustee for the Pension, Welfare and Education Commission for the Contractors Association.  He was on the Board of Directors of Eastern Metal and a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Elmira, the Elmira Country Club and Elmira Elks Lodge #62.  He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1991

CHARLES H. KING, 73 of 117 W. Hudson St. Saturday morning Oct. 16, 1943 at a local hospital.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Wilson Funeral Home where services will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m.  Rev. John F. Bellville.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1943

EDWARD KING of Caton died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1936 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Burt Johnson at Corning.  Mr. King was born in the Town of Westfield, Pa., Sept. 29, 1849 and married Miss Adell Rowley in 1881.  They resided in Westfield many years before moving to Big Flats, later Corning and last to Caton.  Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Short of Little Marsh, Mrs. Guy Harris and Mrs. Eugene Hurd of Caton and Mrs. Johnson of Corning; a son, Clifford of East Lindley; 20 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Devilo King of Westfield and Ward King of Portland, Ore. And a number of nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held at Mrs. Johnson’s home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/28/1936

JOHN KIRBY, 83 of East Corning Thursday, Mar. 14, 1946.  Survived by son, Lee of East Corning.  Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Rev. Harry E. Malick.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/16/1946

LEE S. KIRBY, 61 of College Ave., Gibson, Corning, RD 2, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1957.  He was a Corning Glass Works employee.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Ada M. Geddes Kirby.  Body at A. W. Beilby Burial Home, Corning where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Anthony Pagley.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 2/20/1957

KISER Mrs. Loretta K. Wells
71 of Thunderbird Greens Trailer Park, Horseheads, NY., Tuesday December 22, 1992. Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads Saturday 2 to 4 & 7 to 8:30 PM. Funeral & Committal Services at the conclusion of Calling hours with the Rev. Walter G. Griffith officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, James J. Wells; daughter & son-in-law, Marlene & James O. Moore of Horseheads, NY; son & daughter-in-law Kevin & LuAnn Wells of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Jeffery Moore, Randall & JoAnne Moore, Chad Moore, Alysha Wells; great granddaughter, Kierston Moore; sister, Lillian Smith of Canada; several brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces & nephews. Mrs. Wells was born June 14, 1921 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of Harry & Henrietta Kiser. She was a retired employee of Artistic Card Company. She was a former member of the Big Flats Order of the Eastern Star & a member of the Big Flats Senior Citizens, the Farm Bureau, the Home Bureau, the Horseheads Historical Society & the Chemung County Fireman’s Auxiliary.

KLEESE –WANDA MAY (KLEESE) ROGERS, age 90, of Clearwater, FL and formerly a long time resident of both Pine Valley and Airport Rd. in Big Flats and Spencerport, NY, died Monday, August 1, 2004 in Florida.  Mrs. Rogers was born in Huntersville, PA on May 16, 1914.  She was graduated from Huntersville High School in 1932 and later Expert Training and Business School in Williamsport, PA in 1935.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Rogers, in 1985; and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles P. and Jean Rogers of New Port Richey, FL and Brockport, NY, Ronney R. and Carol Rogers of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Steven Rogers, Faith Rogers-Aubel, Karen Pina, Ronney A. Rogers, Randy H. Rogers, Scott, Sherri and Stephen Barkley; along with eight great-grandchildren.  Together with her husband they owned and operated Newton’s Restaurant in Pine Valley from 1949-1953.  Having baked well over 5500 pies per year, she was affectionately known at the “Pie Lady”.  From 1969 until their retirement in 1979 they owned and operated Rogers Floor Maintenance, Inc. in Big Flats.  Locally she was a member of the American Baptist Church in Big Flats and more recently in Florida, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Safety Harbor and active in the Women’s Group there.  She was also a 50-year member of O.E.S., Order of Eastern Star and Rebecca’s in Corning, NY.  Wanda was also an avid NY Mets Fan who enjoyed crocheting and writing letters.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. August 7, 2004 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., where her service will take place there at the funeral home at 1:000 p.m.  Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the Scholarship Foundation, c/o First Presbyterian Church of Safety Harbor, 255 Fifth Ave. South, Safety Harbor, FL or the White Church Memorial Fund, 65 Church St., Spencerport, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

HERBERT KLING of this city (Corning) died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. F. Grossman near Big Flats yesterday afternoon (Sept. 11, 1905), aged 15 years.  He had been ill for nearly a year and recently went into the country to live for the benefit of his health.  His father died some four of five months ago.  He is survived by two brothers, William and Louis and one sister, Minnie.  The funeral will be held from the home of his aunt on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. George B. Cutten, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.  The burial will be in (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 9/12/1905

KNAPP –MRS. FLORENCE GRACE PHILLIPS, 52 of Beaver Dams, RD 2 died at her home at Post Creek at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 1942.  She had been ill for two and a half years and about three weeks ago was removed to her home from St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira where she had been under treatment.  Surviving are her husband, John Phillips; two uncles, John and Ernest Knapp, both of Hornell.  The funeral was held at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. H. S. Hill officiating.  Burial was in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/1942

KNAPP –MRS. HAZEL MULLEN age 82 of 3109 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads Sunday, October 23, 1988 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Mullen was born in the Town of Big Flats on January 14, 1906, daughter of John and Nellie Crandall Knapp.  She was a life long resident of Big Flats and a graduate of Elmira College.  In 1952 she was predeceased by her husband Raymond.  Survivors include; son, Ross of Big Flats; daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Chester Wawrzyk of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Michael, Raymond and Patricia Wawrzyk.  Hazel was very devoted to her family and took a great deal of pride in her home, where for many years she cared for countless foster children, she had also been employed by several restaurants in the Big Flats area.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Wednesday from 2-3 and 7-8 pm.  Her funeral service will be held there at 8 pm Wednesday.  Interment at the convenience of the family in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/1988

JOHN KNAPP – The funeral of John Knapp, 55, late of Big Flats was conducted at the family home today  at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Mrs. Lillian Chapman of the Presbyterian Church.  Burial was in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  Mr. Knapp died unexpectedly Friday evening (July 22, 1932).  He was an employee of a creamery at Horseheads.  Surviving are a daughter, Hazel and a son. Luther.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/1932

KNEALE –MRS. LOUISE KNEALE JOHNSON, 46 of Caton Rd., Thursday, Nov. 7, 1946.  Survived by husband, Clarence Johnson; mother, Mrs. Bertha Kneale; brother, Robert Kneale.  The body is at Davis Funeral Home where funeral will be held Sunday 2 p.m. Rev. W. H. Willits.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1946

FRED I. KNETTLES, 57, of Big Flats died unexpectedly Friday at 6 a.m. May 26, 1939.  He is survived by his wife and one brother, Joe Knettles of Van Etten.  Mr. Knettles had been an electrical and plumbing contractor in Big Flats since 1919.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/26/1939

JOHN KOON, 85, life resident of Big Flats, this morning, May 15, 1954, following an extended illness.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Minta Sheppard Koon; daughter, Mrs. Ethel Hickock of Painted Post.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral announcements late.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/1954

FRANK S. KOVAL age 64 of 3414 Eacher Hollow Rd., Big Flats, unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 4, 1974.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk and Lynch Funeral home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Private funeral there Wednesday at 10 a.m., burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Beatrice Koval; son, Robert Koval of Westmont, New Jersey; sister, Mrs. Ann Jacobs of Horseheads; brother, Andrew Koval of Horseheads RD 1.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1974

 

KRAMER Edward C., Jr.

Age 89 died on Saturday, October 12, 2013 surrounded by his family at his beloved home of 50 years on County Road 64 in Big Flats, NY. He was born September 21, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to Dorothy and Edward Kramer Sr. and is survived by his sons and daughters: Peter Kramer of Elmira, NY; Douglas Kramer of Winchester, VA; Barbara Kramer of Horseheads, NY; Laura (Drew) Frye of Vienna, VA. Predeceased by Peggie (McCarthy) Kramer, the love of his life for 60 years. Survived by grandchildren Tyler Kramer, Hayden Kramer, Valerie Kramer, Jessica Frye and great-grandson Nolan Sullivan. Also survived by brother Raymond (Marlene) Kramer of Westminster, VT, sister Dorothy (Michael) (Kramer) Stasko, Levittown, NY. Predeceased by brother Donald Kramer. Graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 1950. Proud WWII Army Veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge. Employed by Corning Inc for 30 years, he retired in 1985 from the Electrical Products Division where he was a member of the President Sales Club for many years. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends as Captain of the "Moomba" on Seneca Lake. Magnificent piano player and story teller who had a fantastic turn of phrase. Most of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and "Pampa." His hobbies consisted of feeding and watching the wildlife, classic cars, and dedicated crossword puzzle aficionado. Family and friends are invited to call at Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. and again on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services at Barber Funeral Home on Thursday at 11 a.m. and interment at the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Expressions of sympathy maybe directed to Disabled American Veterans at www.DAV.org, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.  Star Gazette – October 15, 2013   

 

STANLEY KRAVEC age 58 of 3385 Eacher Hollow Rd., Big Flats Saturday, August 4, 1979 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m.  Services there Monday 11 a.m.  Rev. Glenn Fried officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  A memorial service by the Bentley Trumbull Post American Legion Sunday evening.  The family will provide flowers and suggest memorials be made to the Big Flats United Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Phyllis Stewart Kravec; son, John of Elmira; daughters, Barbara Church of Beaver Dams and Frances Drake of Horseheads; brother, Joseph of Jordon, N.Y.; sisters, Esther Hoepner of Blacksburg, Va., Helen Waite of Fort Worth, Texas; 2 grandchildren.  He was an employee of the Hungerford Corp. of Big Flats.  He attended the Big Flats United Methodist Church.  A U.S. Army Veteran of WW II.  A member of the Bentley Trumbull American Legion Post, Horseheads.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/8/1978

KREBS –ELEANOR MAE MILLER age 64 of 11431 Remsen, San Antonio, TX formerly of Elmira Heights, NY Monday, April 7, 1986 at the Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held at conclusion of calling hours 9 pm. Rev. R. Richard Vogel will officiate.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  The family will provide their own flowers.  She is survived by 2 sons, Edward L. Miller, US Navy, Virginia Beach, VA, James S. Miller, US Air Force, San Antonio, TX; brother, Robert Krebs of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Alice Rider of Elmira Heights, NY, Marjorie Gray of Horseheads, NY; 7 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Miller was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/1986

KROTENTHALER - LEDERER
Maria H. Classical Pianist Known as Mitzi, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend. Maria age 91 of 66 Main Street, Big Flats, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She was born April 2, 1910 in Vienna, Austria the daughter of Henry and Hermine Krotenthaler. She married Dr. Otto Lederer on September 3, 1938 in Vienna, Austria and emigrated from England to the United States in 1940. She was a member of the Hillview United Methodist Church of Big Flats, the Elmira Rotary Anns, the Corning County Club, and a founding member of the Big Flats Women's Club. Maria was a classical pianist and tutored students both in piano and the French language. Her passions included playing Bridge with friends and completing crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Otto Lederer; two sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. G. Peter Lederer of Big Flats, Dr. Thomas H. and Caren Lederer of Olney, MD; two grandchildren, Eric T. Lederer and Kristina S. Lederer both of Olney, MD. Her sister Friederike Karner predeceased her in 1997. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the Hillview United Methodist Church in Big Flats with the Rev. Dr. Edward Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Maria's name to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements are with Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.

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