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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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LABAR - DONOVAN   Lorraine Esther Labar Age 76, of Big Flats, died on Saturday, September 17, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on February 11, 1929 in Ithaca, the daughter of Frank and Edna M. Enis Labar. She was predeceased by her first husband, Farley Stampp. On May 23, 1964, she married Dr. Daniel B. Donovan, he predeceased her on July 20, 1978. Lorraine was previously a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church, and later St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. She was a Cub Scout Leader in Big Flats, member of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary, taught religious education at St. Vincent de Paul Church. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Roderick and Pam Stampp of Painted Post, Daniel and Beth Donovan of Baldwinsville, NY, and D.B. "Ben" and Claudia Donovan of London, UK; daughters, Kaye Utegg of Big Flats and Shelly Clark-Olthof of Corning; grandchildren, Ericka and Erik Utegg, Jennifer and Farley Stampp, Justin, Jim, Jeff, Ryan, and Beth Clark, and Kristin Olthof; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Caitlin, Kylie, Logan, Hunter, Sarah, Caden and Isaiah. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Our Mother Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Lorraine's name to 4D Skilled Nursing, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.

LAMBERT –EDNA A. PEET age 79 of 2789 Canal St., Big Flats Monday, May 10, 1982 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  There are no known survivors.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Main St., Big Flats today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Friday at 3 p.m.  Rev. Glenn Fried of the Big Flats United Methodist Church.  She was born April 1, 1903 in Geneva, NY, the daughter of Nathan and Harriet Pike Lambert.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/1982

CARL J. LANE age 81 of No. 2 Pioneer Park, Horseheads Friday, Jan. 21, 1972 at the St. Joseph Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. James E. Dence, District Supt. of the Wesleyan Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Charlotte Keeney Lane; daughters, Mrs. Earl (Reva) Smith of Albian; Mrs. Clayton (Eva) Green of Horseheads; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alberta Lane Keeney, widow of the late Clair R. Lane of Odessa; sisters, Mrs. Dean (Flossie) Cole of Westfield, Pa.; Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Thompson, Mrs. Rex (Iva) Van Etten, both of Harrison Valley, Pa.; brothers, Jesse of Brockport, Bert of Westfield; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Mr. Lane attended the First Baptist Church, Horseheads, was retired employee of Ingersoll Rand.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1972

JOSEPH L. LANE age 65 of 3559 Yawger Rd., Horseheads, NY Wednesday, November 25, 1987.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Saturday 10 am.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family.  He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Terry Lane of Mahopac, NY; daughter, Dorothy Lane of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, JoEllen and William O’Dell of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Eleanor) Lane of Los Angeles, CA; sisters-in-law, Jean Crain of Horseheads, NY, Vivian Lane of Van Nuys, CA, Thelma (Dewain) VanZile of Lockwood, NY; brothers-in-law, Harold (Vera) Stanton of Lockwood, NY, Monroe (Miriam) Stanton of Elmira, NY; 5 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins.  He was a member of the VFW Clarence R. Oliver Post #154, member 40 and 8 American Legion Skinner Ernest Memorial Post #1612, Big Flats, NY.  He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor in 1970.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/27/1987

 

LANE Reva May Lane Bolton

90, passed peacefully from this world on December 31, 2011.  Born Reva May Lane on August 27, 1921 to Carl and Charlotte Lane in Elmer, PA, she married Earl Henry Smith in 1937. They made their home for many years on their farm near Albion, NY, where she helped manage the business and raise their four children.  Upon Mr. Smith’s death in 1975, Mrs. Bolton relocated to Raleigh, NC. In 1977 she married Charles Bolton, a Toronto, Canada resident and long-time friend of the family. Until his death in 1988, they lived in both Toronto and Raleigh, and enjoyed traveling the world.  Mrs. Bolton then lived in Medina, NY, moving to a retirement community in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2003, where she was surrounded by family and friends. Survivors include sister Eva Green, Painted Post, NY; sons Gary (Jayne) Smith, Myrtle Beach and David (Jean) Smith, Pagosa Springs, Colo.; twin daughters Sharon (Keith) McAllister, Radford, VA; and Karen (Larry) Larson, Conway, SC. She was beloved “Grammy B” to six grandchildren: Christine Smith, Leigh Smith, Kate Heminway, Edward Smith, Steven Brant and Christina Brant; nine great-grandchildren; step-son John Bolton, and numerous step-grand- and great-grandchildren.  She also was preceded in death by brother Clair Lane; son-in-law Herbert Brant and grandson Steven Brant; and nephew Charles Green.  Mrs. Bolton will be remembered for her kindness and God-given values. She was honored in 1982 by Riverside Wesleyan Church, Painted Post, NY, for contributing the first dime at age 10 for their new church building. She donated her time and resources as a volunteer at hospitals, nursing homes, her church and to many charitable causes.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y., Saturday, January 7, from noon to 2 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold Green officiating. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorials may be made to: Knights/Kaderli Cancer Fund, 11079 Furness Parkway, Medina, NY 14103.    Star Gazette – January 4, 2012 

 

RICHARD C. LANE age 52 of 133 W. King Rd., Ithaca, NY very unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13, 1990.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn (Smith) Lane; son, James Lane of Ithaca; daughters and son-in-law, Miss Christine Lane of Ithaca, Denise & Lance LaBar of Verona, NY; grandsons, Timothy & David Lane, Daniel & Christopher LaBar; his mother, Mrs. Arberta Keeney of Watkins Glen; sisters, Mrs. Lois Rumsey of Odessa, Mrs. Beverly Carl of Flower Mound, TX, Mrs. Marilyn Smith of Tennessee, Mrs. Patricia States of Odessa and Mrs. Roberta Sheesley of Watkins Glen; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Clair and a granddaughter, Aliza.  Dick was a retired welder and pipe fitter with Cornell University.  He served in the military police of the U.S. Army in West Germany from 1959 to 1963.  In previous years, he was an avid fisherman.  Dick had developed a great love for woodworking and took the utmost pride in his craftsmanship.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 411 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday from 7 to 9 pm.  His funeral service will be held there on Sunday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Michael Spiegel, pastor of the Glen Baptist Church will officiate.  A committal service will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/1990

LAUSTER HELEN R. LIAS
Helen R. Lias of 130 Lincoln Street, Westfield, died Thursday, Jan. 21, in Syracuse, NY. Born Feb. 22, 1913 in Rural Valley, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Minnie Beastrice Lauster. She was a housewife and a member of the Westfield Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Ethber; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Edith Lias of Westfield, Earl and Carol Lias of Middleboro, Mass. and Ronald and Patricia Lias of Westfield;  daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Charles Wheaton of Marietta, NY; grandchildren, Mary Carol Enfinger of Elmira, NY, Elise Thomas of Clementon, NY, Chad Wheaton and Llane Wheaton, both of Buffalo, NY, and Sean Lias and Lori Lias, both of Westfield; a brother, Earl Lauster of RD, Rural Valley; sisters, Dorothy Boyer an Evelyn Krizmanich, both of Rural Valley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 25, at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield.  The Rev. Donald Slaybaugh Jr. officiated. Burial was made in Rural Valley. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

HOLLIS E. LAW, 59 of 114 W. Water St., Painted Post Friday, Jan. 11, 1963.  He was the proprietor of the Montour Restaurant, Painted Post; member Emmanuel Lutheran Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Ida Johnson Law; daughter, Mrs. Paul Andrews of Meadow Brook Park, Corning; son, Hollis W. of Riverside; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Baumgartner and Mrs. Glen Fisk both of Dunkirk and Mrs. Roland Rich of Arcata, Calif.; three grandchildren.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Painted Post.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Denby Cain.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/13/1963

WILLIAM LAW age 25 of 4081 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, Saturday, May 29, 1976 near Dansville, N.Y.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Painted Post Tuesday 3:30 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services Wednesday 11 a.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Rev. Delbert E. Resmer and Rev. Frederick R. Jordan officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by parents, Hollis and Miyoka Lay; sister, Mrs. Donna Marie Hill of Corning; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida E. Law of Painter Post; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Klock of Corning.  Mr. Law was a student at Corning Community College and was a U.S. Army Veteran.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1976

LORING L. LAWRENCE, 37, a native of Elmira for many years a resident of Glenn Falls and a former resident of Corning died Friday evening, Jan. 20, 1939 in Corning.  In ill health some time, he obtained a leave of absence recently to go to Corning where his father, Harry C. Lawrence and his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hilk reside.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Corning.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret Hilk Lawrence; a son, Thomas; his bather; a sister, Miss Norma Lawrence and a brother, Irving all of Corning.  The body will be removed Sunday from the Phillips Funeral Home to the Hilk residence, 42 Conhocton St. where the funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. John W. Annis.  Burial will be in Big Flats.  (Not on Rural Home Cemetery listing.)  -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1939

LEACH –MRS. REBECCA J. DICKENSON widow of John B. Dickenson died at the family home on the Hendy Creek road Wednesday (Apr. 6. 1927) at 5 o’clock p.m.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Emma J. Hartman of the Hendy Creek Road; two sons, Edwin L. of Alpine and Fred H. of Hendy Creek Road; a brother, William Leach of Alpine.  The funeral will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma J. Hartman on the Hendy Creek Road, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/7/1927

LEDERER   Otto, M.D. Age 96, of 66 Main Street, Big Flats, died Thursday, February 16, 2006, at his home. He was born July 28, 1909 in Spannberg, Austria, the son of Heinrich and Alma Glaser Lederer. He married Maria H. Krotenthaler on September 3, 1938 in Vienna, Austria. She predeceased him on September 25, 2001. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vienna in 1935, and had a solo practice in Big Flats from 1941-1988 and then was a partner in Big Flats Family Practice from 1989-1991. He was a part of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Staff and the St. Joseph's Hospital Staff from 1942-1992. Dr. Lederer was the physician for the United States Government Conscientious Objector's Camp in Big Flats from 1943-1945; Big Flats Union School physician from 1942-1953; Chief School Physician for Horseheads Central Schools from 1954-1978; Town of Big Flats Health Officer from 1944-1958; Chemung County Deputy Health Officer from 1958-1972; Chemung County Deputy Coroner from 1958-1972; Assistant Medical Director of Elcor Health Services Facility from 1970-1990; Medical Director at Arnot Ogden Medical Center Residential Healthcare Facility from 1980-1991; Chemung County Nursing Facility Medical Staff from 1971-1992; and Corning, Inc. Big Flats Plant Physician. Dr. Lederer was a member of the American Medical Association; Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians; New York State Medical Society; New York State Academy of Family Physicians; and the Chemung County Medical Society. His community and professional achievements included a Charter Member of the Big Flats Rotary Club from 1953-2001; a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International in 1978; the recipient of the Big Flats Rotary Club Roses for the Living Award in 1989; Big Flats Lion's Club Man of the Year Award in 1988; and the New York State Family Physician of the year in 1992. Dr. Lederer was a 50-year member of the Corning Country Club; a longtime past member of Elmira Civic Music; a longtime past member of the Corning-Painted Post Civic Music; Clemens Center, Elmira Stamp Club; and the Big Flats Historical Society. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. G. Peter Lederer of Big Flats, NY, Dr. Thomas H. and Caren M. Lederer of Knoxville, Maryland; and two grandchildren, Lt. Eric Lederer (USAF) of Tucson, Arizona, and Kristina Lederer, Towson University, Towson, Maryland. He was predeceased by his parents in 1942; and a sister, Charlotte Freeland in 1974. In celebration of his life, there will be a Memorial Service held at the Big Flats Community Center, 476 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY, on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Services are under the direction of Hills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Dr. Lederer's name to the Big Flats Historical Society, 258 Hibbard Rd., P.O. Box 232, Big Flats, New York 14814.

 

LEE Shirley A. Archer

Age 78, of Sawdey Rd., died surrounded by her family on Sat., Sept. 7, 2013. She was born in Littlestown, PA on Aug. 5, 1935. Shirley is survived by her husband of over 56 years, William; daughters and son, Randy (Marilyn) Archer of Big Flats, NY, Cindy (Scot) Steffen of Corning, NY, Patty (Art) Rohde of Horseheads, NY, Judy (Daniel Gugino) of Erin, NY; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Lou (JC) Harris of California, Barbara (Robert) Simmons of Westfield, PA; brother, Terry (Roberta) Lee of Addison, NY. She was also predeceased by her sister, Mary Jane Hayes. Shirley was a longtime employee of Bradley's department store at the Arnot Mall. She also worked at Minier's in Big Flats. In her earlier years she worked in the cafeteria in Big Flats Elementary. She was also an active bowler, was active with Big Flats Cinderella softball coach, avid bingo player and loved an occasional visit to the casino. She was also a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader in Big Flats. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues., Sept. 10, 2013, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Wed. at 10:00 a.m. with burial service to follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Towanda Daily Review – September 9, 2013

 

WILLIS B. LEONARD late of 514 West Third Street died this morning (Nov. 8, 1933) at 6:45 o’clock after an extended illness.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Susie Leonard; a daughter, Mrs. J. Francis Sutfin of Elmira; a son, Ralph E. of Winona, Minn.; two brothers, Sherman C. of Petaluma, Calif. and Frederick of Baltimore, Md.  Mr. Leonard was a former traveling salesman for a Western firm manufacturing farming machinery and was well known over an extensive part of the United States.  He was a member of the Big Flats Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Elmira Chapter RAM, St. Omer Commandery KT and the Mystic Shrine and the Century Club.  The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 2 p.m. and will be private.  The Rev. Frederick Henstridge will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1933

 

LESCOVEC Alfred J. "Fred" Lescovec

Age 95, formerly of Carpenter Rd., Big Flats, NY, died on Friday, May 13, 2011, at Bethany Manor. Fred was a well-known dairy farmer whose farm bordered Goss Road, named for his father-in-law, Banks Goss. Predeceased by his wife, Emily Goss Lescovec in 1989; sister, Zdenka Paige; brothers, Charles, Leo; stepbrother, George Prohazka; nephews, Joseph Liskovec and Rudy Liskovec, Jr. Fred is survived by a brother, Rudy Liskovec, Sr. of Washington, D.C.; sister-in-law, Mae Prohazka of Simsbury, CT; nephew, Larry Liskovec; nieces, Marilyn Wolf, Greta Bozinis, Carlene McDonald, Janis Williams, Joan Andrews, Mary Bement Faith Bright. Fred was a member of the Gibson Calvary Baptist Church and was a retired Farmer and from Beacon Feed Mill in Horseheads, NY. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, May 18, from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours. Rev, Jeff Becker officiating. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – May 16, 2011

 

LEWIS –FLORENCE LEWIS MAY age 88 of 944 Rte 152, Elmira, NY formerly of 200 E. 33rd St., New York, NY Tuesday, September 6, 1988 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  She was predeceased by her husband, William P. May in 1977 and her son, Lewis P. May in 1983.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James M. Reinsmith of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Susan May Jones of Stuart, FL; grandchildren, Michael and Barbara Dandrea of Horseheads and Karen Dandrea of Provo, UT; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Aaron & Blake Dandrea.  She was born December 9, 1899 in Fairfield, CT to Edward Everrett Lewis and Annie May Lockwood.  She graduated from the American School for the deaf in Hartford in 1916 and entered Gallaudet College in Washington, DC.  After earning a BA in 1921 she joined the staff of the Hispanic Society of America and continued that association for the rest of her life.  In college she was active in dramatics and in the 1940’s taught sign language to the original cast of “Johnny Belinda” at the Belasco Theatre in New York City as well as later cast of the play’s revival.  She was awarded an honorary MA from Gallaudet in 1945 and was an active member of the Gallaudet University Alumni Association and XI Chapter of Phi Kappa Zeta.  Mrs. May was curator of Textiles at the H.S.A. retiring in 1981 after 60 years of service.  She was the author of volumes on Spanish laces, embroideries and textiles as well as many articles and poetry.  Her work Rugs of Spain & Morocco was published in 1977.  At the time of her death, she was at work on Volume II of Silk Textiles of Spain.  Those who wish may contribute to the F.L. May Scholarship Fund GUAA Metropolitan Chapter, c/0 Mrs. Judith Bravin, 17 The Hamlet, Pelham Manor, NY or F.L. May Fund, c/o Dr. Priscilla Muller, The H.S.A., 613 W. 155th St., New York, NY.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Private funeral service and burial at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats on Thursday, Sept. 8, 1988 with the Rev. Linda Slamon officiating.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/8/1988

LEWIS –MRS. JENNIE A. (LEWIS) BROWN age 76, of Chambers Road, Horseheads, Wednesday, May 7, 1986.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Thursday from 7 to 9 and Friday from 2 to 3:30 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held there on Friday at the conclusion of calling hours (3:30 pm).  The Rev. R. Richard Vogel will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her husband, John H. Brown.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Fannie Bell and Allan Mallette, III of Newark, NY; son, James W. Brown of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Jennifer Mallette, Allan Mallette, IV and John Rockwell; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett of Big Flats, Miss Minnie Lewis; brothers, F. Henry Lewis and Kenneth Lewis, both of Horseheads, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Brown attended the Oakwood United Methodist Church and was a member of Horseheads Grange #1118.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/1986

WILLIAM E. LEWIS, 43, Electrician on New York Central, Instantly Killed on East Corning Crossing at 7:12 a.m. – Gates Swept Down During Night by Unidentified Driver – May Have Skidded Into Train’s Path –Daughter on Way to School Sees Wreckage, Learns Father’s Fate.  – Corning Jan. 10 – William E. Lewis, 43 a prominent resident of Big Flats met instant death when his car was demolished under Erie passenger train 4 at the East Corning Crossing at 7:12 a.m. today.  Mr. Lewis was on his way to his work.  He was an electrician for the New York Central.  Mr. Lewis returned Thursday night from a trip to California having left home Christmas Day.  This was to be his first day at work since the holidays. Vacation.  Mr. Lewis’ daughter, Edna, a student at the Northside High School here, missed the 7:30 trolley and was riding to school with Wilbur Foshay of Big Flats.  As they neared the crossing the saw the wreckage upon the tracks.  Miss Lewis remarked the machine looked somewhat like her father’s.  A moment later she realized it was.  Mr. Lewis had been a resident of Big Flats 18 years.  He was a prominent member of Blue Lodge 378, F. & A.M. of Big Flats and the Corning Consistory.  He also was identified with one of the Railway Brotherhoods.  The decedent is survived by his widow, Mrs. Harriet Lewis; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Kahler, a teacher in Horseheads and Edna at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Lewis, who made her home with her son; a brother; Donald.  The body was removed to the Stover Funeral Home here from which it will be taken to the Big Flats home tonight or Saturday morning.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1930 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery.)

RANSOM LINCOLN, 70 formerly of Big Flats Sunday, May 12, 1946.  Survived by brother, Fred of Lyle, N.Y.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Tuesday 2 p.m.  Rev. W. C. Turner, Burial at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/1946

DAVID M. LINDSLEY April 3, 1901 – The funeral of the late David Merritt Lindsley, who was found dead at 10 o’clock last night under a New York Central trestle near Fralic & Flowers’ lumber mills, will be held from the undertaking rooms of F. E. Fletcher on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be in charge of Painted Post Lodge No. 117, Free and Accepted Masons of which the deceased was a member.  Interment will be in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  From the numerous bruises on the body the theory as to the cause of his death is that he was knocked off the bridge by some train.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/4/1901

BERT HENRY LINK, 64 died this morning (Nov. 18, 1932) at 10:45 o’clock at the family home in Big Flats after an extended illness.  He was born Dec. 21, 1868 at Canton, O., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Judge W. Link.  He was twice married, the first wife having been Florence Rush of Ellicottville and the second wife was Marian Quackenbush of Big Flats.  Mr. Link formerly was in charge of the E. C. & W. power plant at Big Flats until that system was abandoned since which time he had a garage in Big Flats.  Mr. Link was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, the F. & A.M. Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star of that village of which he was the patron.  He also was active in the Mount Sinai White Shrine of Jerusalem of Elmira.  Mr. Link had acted as town clerk of Big Flats several years.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. Mickel of Ellicottville; Mrs. Louise Link of Big Flats; three sons, Blair of Buffalo, Lester of Honolulu, Hawaii, Charles of Big Flats; a sister, Mrs. Florence Edison of Sinclairville; a brother, Glenn Link of Erie, Pa.  Funeral notice later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/18/1932 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

ROY LLOYD age 95 formerly of Highland Avenue, Elmira and Big Flats Friday, May 20, 1983 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Tuesday evening at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Paul J. McCabe will officiate.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He is survived by his son, Daniel Lloyd of Elmira Heights; sister-in-law, Mrs. Beulah Ward of Painted Post; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Lloyd was predeceased on April 4, 1967 by his wife, Mrs. Mary (Ward) Lloyd.  He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and a former custodian of the church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette =5/23/1983

 

LOCKNER Alice Lockner Scott

93, died on Friday, August 16, 2013, peacefully at her home. Family and friends called Monday (Aug. 19) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St., Newark, NY. A Funeral Service was Tuesday (Aug. 20) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Gail Heimberger officiating. Private burial in Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery. In memory of Mrs. Scott, please consider donations to the Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court, Newark, NY 14513 or a charity of choice. Mrs. Scott was born the daughter of the late Henry E. and Louise (Ford) Lockner on Friday, August 22, 1919, in Sodus Center, NY. She graduated from Elmira College receiving her BS Degree in Nursing and she was a Registered Professional Nurse. Following Elmira College she attended the University of Rochester receiving her Master's Degree in Education and completed a NYS Education Grant Doctoral Level Program for Health Administrators at Cornell University. Mrs. Scott was a School Nurse Teacher in the Newark Central Schools for 21 years serving in each school building in Newark. She also worked as Department Head for Health Services and retired as the K - 12 Instructional Supervisor for Health Education and Health Services. Mrs. Scott held many professional memberships and offices and was very active in school, church and community organizations. She was a former member and state official of the New York State School Nurse Teachers Supervisors Section, a former member and officer of the American Association of University Women, Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Outstanding Women Educators, past President of the Wayne County Retired Teachers Association and the New York State Retired Teachers Association, Central Western Zone, retired member and past President of Tuesday Club of Newark, past President of the Elmira College Club of the Finger Lakes, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, a Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer, TWIG Chairman and a long standing member of Park Presbyterian Church in Newark. Mrs. Scott, with her late husband B. David Scott, owned and operated the Scott Funeral Home now known as the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home in Newark. Mrs. Scott will be remembered by her son, David B. Scott of Penfield, NY.  Star Gazette – August 27, 2013

 

HENRY E. LOCKNER of Sodus Center, formerly of Elmira Sunday, Apr. 15, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Louise Ford Lockner; daughter, Mrs. B. David Scott of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Gusta Gambs of Palestine, Tex., Mrs. Mary Andrews of Pine City; brothers, Fred, August, Louis, Edward, Carl and William Lockner, all of Elmira, Albert Lockner of North Greece, N.Y.; one grandson; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Tuesday in Sodus.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1951

MR. EDWARD LOCKNER formerly of Elmira Tuesday, April 5, 1983 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Batavia, N.Y.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home 1050 Penna. Ave. Sunday 1 to 2 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at 2 p.m. the Rev. Marlin B. Stewart officiating.  Survived y grandson, Lee Ludwig of Sodus Point, N.Y.; son-in-law, Lloyd Ludwig of Sodus Point, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice E. Lockner, January 1, 1983.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/4/1983 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

DANIEL LOID, 91 of Big Flats Thursday evening, Oct. 25, 1951.  He was a life resident of Big Flats.  Survived by sons, Roy Loid of Big Flats and Harry of Merchantville, N.J.; two grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Klauser.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1951

CARL LONG, 55 of Bath RD formerly of Corning Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1952 at the home of a sister, Mrs. Irving Morrow of Bath RD.  A native of Williamsport, Pa., he had resided in Corning most of his life before making his home with Mrs. Morrow about five years ago.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Morrow and the Misses Margaret and Dorothy Long all of Bath RD; brother, Fulmer Long of Chicago.  The body is at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Saturday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Elmer J. Stuart.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/12/1952

LONGCORE –MRS. ELLA NELLIE (JOHN) MATTHEWS, 73 of Big Flats died this morning (March 14, 1929) at 7 o’clock as the result of serious burns which she suffered about two months ago.  Mrs. Matthews was a native of Big Flats and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Longcore.  She is survived by her husband, John Matthews; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hardwell of Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  The remains repose in the Stover Funeral Home at Corning where friends may call until Sunday noon.  The funeral will be held in the Big Flats Presbyterian Church Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/14/1929

WILLIAM LONGWELL, Big Flats died Saturday, May 22, 1943.  Survived by one son, Waldo of Elmira; a brother, Dr. Samuel Longwell of Middlebury, Vt.; one sister, Mrs. E. R. Tripp of Endicott.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Lillian H. Chapman.  Burial at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/1943

JAMES RICHARD LOOP age 18 of Glenmary Drive, Owego early Sunday morning (Oct. 8, 1978) as a result of an automobile accident.  Friends may call at the Estey and Munroe Funeral Home, Owego Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service in St. Patrick’s Church, Owego Wednesday at 10 am.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by parents, James and Evonne (Murray) Loop of Owego; two brothers, Patrick and Bill of Owego; four sisters, Cindy, Judy, Mary and Wendy all of Owego; paternal grandmother, Eleanor Loop of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, cousins.  He was a Senior in the Owego High School and member of the track team, graduate of St. Patrick’s School; member of St. Patrick’s Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1978

 

LOVELAND Ruth E. Saunders

94 years of Hillview Drive, Big Flats, NY, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Born May 8, 1918 in Bath, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and the late Luella (Trefry) Loveland. Ruth married Donald Saunders. He predeceased her in 1986. During World War II, Ruth worked at the Eclipse Factory in Elmira Heights before later spending her time at home with her son. In her free time, Ruth enjoyed camping, often bringing her beloved dog, Angel along. She was a loving and caring mother, step grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by one son: Gary (Tammy) Saunders of Big Flats, NY and a nephew: Darrel (Joe) Channey of Birmingham, AL. In addition to her parents and her husband, Ruth was predeceased by her sister, Pauline Channey and her husband, Joe, brother-in-law, Wilbur Channey and cousin, Vera Collens. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 11:00 to 1:00 pm. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home. Committal prayers and interment will take place at the family plot in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers that family asks that donations be given in Ruth's name to the Big Flats Fire Department, 505 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY 14814.   Star Gazette – August 9, 2012

 

CHARLES ARTHUR LOWE, 62 late of Big Flats, died Sunday (May 20, 1934) at 7:30 p.m.  He had passed his entire life at Big Flats where his parents were among the early settlers.  Mr. Lowe is survived by his widow; a brother, Nathan J. of Big Flats; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Kahler of Big Flats, Miss Harriett C. Lowe of Brooklyn; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Lowe was a member of Big flats Lodge, F. & A.M., Cashmere Grotto, Big Flats Grange 1106.  The body is in the Gustin Funeral Home, Horseheads until Tuesday afternoon.  The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Eugene VanDintion will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/1934

MISS HARRIETT C. LOWE of Heightstown, New Jersey, formerly of Big Flats Sunday, November 14, 1965.  Body will be removed the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.  No calling hours.  Graveside committal service at Rural Home Cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Maitland officiating.  Survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary B. Kahler of Big Flats; nieces, Mrs. Marian Wilson of York, N.Y., Mrs. Julia Prosser of Englewood, N.J.; nephews, Harry and Herbert Kahler, both of Horseheads, Martin Kahler of Big Flats, Ralph Martin of Elmira, Charles and Nathan Lowe both of Philadelphia.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1965

LOWE –MRS. MARY B. KAHLER age 97 of 513 Main St., Big Flats, Saturday, Feb. 26, 1966.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Maitland.  Rural Home Cemetery.  She was the widow of Oscar Kohler.  Survived by three sons, Herbert and Harry, both of Horseheads and Martin of Big Flats; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Big Flats Baptist Church and the DAR.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/27/1966

LUND –EMMA J. MYERS age 96 of 5286 Catherine St., Millport, NY Tuesday, December 11, 1990 in Punta Gorda, FL.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Friday 7 to 9 pm.  Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 423 of Horseheads will conduct a memorial service Friday at 8 pm at the funeral home.  Calling hours will also be Saturday 2 to 4 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of visiting hours at 4 pm with the Rev. Stephen R. Parr officiating.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery.  Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Myers’ memory.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Julia May and Eugene Arnold of Athens, PA, Ada Hill of Horseheads, NY, Louise E. and Lloyd Hemingway of Deltona, FL, Betty and Dick Townley of Millport, NY, Ruth Welch of Arcadia, FL; sister-in-law, Lida Lund of Canton, PA; 14 grandchildren; 34 great=grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Myers was born April 26, 1894 in Pennsylvania the daughter, of Samuel and Ada Trumble Lund.  She was the widow of Charles E. Myers who died December 28, 1964.  She was a retired employee  of Eclipse in Elmira Heights, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 423 of Horseheads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/1990

MISS BETHA W. LYDKE, 49 died Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Frank Wormley in East Corning.  Miss Lydke was born in Elmira March 5, 1884, the daughter of Herman and Emily Brown Lydke. She spent the greater share of her life in Corning and Painted Post.  For the past 16 years she had been a resident of Painted Post.  Her only surviving relative is her mother, Mrs. Emily Lydke of East Corning.  The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the home of Mrs. Frank Worley in East Corning.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/1/1933

WILLIAM J. MACBLANE age 60 years of 18 Glendale Drive, Rochester, N.Y. Tuesday, March 29, 1977.  Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Wilson MacBlane; sons, William J. II of Brighton and Michael at home; daughters, Mrs. Joann Middleton of Rochester, Mrs. Miriam Ohlschlager of Brockport, Mrs. Kathleen Joswick of Rochester and Mrs. Marleen Dubitski of Macedon, N.Y.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1977

WILLIAM MACDOUGALL, 70, formerly of Horseheads Sunday, June 24, 1951 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Clara Bell Dykes of 436 E. Lake Rd., Penn Yan following an extended illness.  Mr. MacDougall was a member of Elmira Lodge of Elks.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Satie Updike MacDougall; daughter, Mrs. Dykes, both of Penn Yan; sister, Mrs. Grace Fishel of Binghamton; brothers, Charles and Harry MacDougall, both of the Town of Veteran, Jay MacDougall of Dundee, Alonzo MacDougall of Erin; granddaughter, Miss Barbara Kykes of Rochester; several nieces.  The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads where friends may call today 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Tuesday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Earl A. Noyes.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/25/1951

MALBURG –MRS. GRACE M. MURRAY age 71 of 329 Lounsbury Ave., Elmira Heights, Thursday, November 24, 1977 in Beaufort, S. Carolina.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Robert A. Delorme officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived in husband, William H. Murray; daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Patterson and Mrs. Rilo O’Rourke, both of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Yvonne Loop of Owego; stepchildren, Cecil Murray of Port Byron, N.Y. and Mrs. Elnora Peron of Florida; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Viva Crans of Bath; brothers, John Malburg of Corning and James Winfield of Painted Post; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/27/1977

MANWARING –ANNA HOOEY JOHNSON age 93 of 335 O’Hanlon Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, Thursday, October 8, 1992 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY Saturday at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Larry Parker officiating.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles and daughter, Ruth Davis.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Willard and Ruth B. Hooey of Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law, George and Ellen Manwaring of Corning, NY; along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Anna was born on September 27, 1899 to Wesley and Charrie Manwaring.  She was retired from Facet Enterprises.  Arrangements by the Barrett Funeral home, Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/10/1992

BENJAMIN MANWARING, 56 of Elmira R.D. 1 died Tuesday morning, May 19, 1942.  He leaves his wife; three sons, Edward at home, Harold and Benjamin Jr., of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Ellis of Painted Post; his father, Wesley Manwaring of Big Flats; five brothers, Charles, LeRoy, Earl, George of Big Flats and Kenneth of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. George Reasor of Big Flats, Mrs. Charles Hooey of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Robert Hartman of Michigan and Mrs. Ralph Pancoast of Salem, N.J.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/20/1942

EDWARD C. MANWARING, 53, 120 Holderman Hollow Rd. Sunday, November 13, 1966.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours 7 to 9 p.m.  Private funeral there Tuesday 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Robert Jones.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Clarendon of Elmira; brothers, Harold of Elmira and Benjamin of Williamsport; sister, Mrs. Mary Ellis of Corning; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1966

HARLOW SAMUEL MANWARING, three years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Manwaring died this morning (Aug. 19, 1930) at 6:30 o’clock at the family home on Hammond Avenue, Big Flats.  The child is survived by the parents; two sisters, Alma and Kathryn; a brother, Junior.  The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1930

MANWARING –MARY E. ELLIS, 86, of Bath, NY died Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at the Taylor Health Care Center, Bath, NY.  She was born in Big Flats, NY, September 24, 1918 the daughter of Benjamin and Mable Manwaring.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Ron) Sprague and Barbara Horton, all of Bath, NY, 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruth King of Bath, NY and Barbara Maio of Painted Post, NY and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Ellis in 1986 and daughter, Juanita Ellis and granddaughter, Tonya Hoose.  Friends may call Monday, October 11, 2004 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 -8:00 PM at Fagan’s Funeral Home.  Funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM with Reverend Melanie Beardslee officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/4/2004

SHIRLEY EDITH MANWARING, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Manwaring of 103 Hoffman Street died Saturday night, July 18, 1936 as the result of injuries received an auto accident.  She is survived by her parents, one sister, June and two brothers, LeRoy Jr. and Leonard at home; three half-brothers, Clarence Manwaring of Millerton, Pa., Raymond Manwaring of Big Flats and Sidney of Elmira; one half-sister, Edith Manwaring of Elmira; the grandparents, Leslie Manwaring and Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Young, all of Elmira.  The body is at the Holly Funeral Home from where it will be removed to the family residence Monday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the family residence.  The Rev. John H. Willis will officiate.  Burial at Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1936

MAPES –MRS. BERTHA B.  (ARTHUR T.) CARR, 47, died Monday May 23, 1927 at the family home in Painted Post.  She is survived by her husband, Arthur T. Carr; two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Tongue of Painted Post and Mrs. N. E. Russell of Coopers Plains; a son, Gusta Carr of Painted Post; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Mapes of Post Creek; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Morse of Corning; two brothers, Albert Mapes of South Corning and Delos Mapes of Corning.  The funeral will be held in the Baptist Church at Painted Post, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1927

MAPES – Eunice Mapes Appleman, age 94, died March 25, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard L. Appleman, and four brothers, Henry, Ray, George and Hugh Mapes. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly A. (Sidney) Shepherd; and brother, Delmar Mapes of Corning; grandchildren, Marc S. (Julie) Shepherd, Michelle S. Saxton (Duane), Marcie L. Hamilton (Mark), and Martin T. Shepherd (Kathy); great-grandchildren, Kirsten and Drew Shepherd, Megan and Kyle Saxton, Ellie and Mollie Hamilton, and Lauren, Stephanie and Matthew Shepherd;  niece, Connie Palyun of Painted Post; nephew, Erfod “Sonny” Keeler of Corning. She was a 50-year member of the Court of the Amaranth and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was employed by the Chemung County Sales Tax and retired from New York State Correctional Facility. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Rural Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 S. Main St., Elmira NY 14904. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 27 March 2005

JESSE MAPES, 53 of 68 Deninson Pkwy., W. Corning Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1956.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Herbert Smith of Cameron, Mrs. Florence O’Neil of Newark; brothers, David of Beaver Dames RD 2, Gilbert of Gibson.  Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Loriner Crippen.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1956

GEORGE MARCY of 280 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights Saturday, June 6, 1959.  He was an employee of the Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. and a member of Oakwood Ave. Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Olive Marcy; sons, Lynnford of Elmira, Rodney of Silver Springs, N.Y., Quentin of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Zimmer of Ontario, N.Y.; Mrs. George Rutty of Buffalo; Miss Jeannine Marcy of Johnson City; brother, Cyrus Marcy of Sayre; sister, Mrs. Fred Wilson of Warsaw, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.  Body at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/7/1959

WILTON G. MARCY, 21 of 280 Grand Central Avenue, Elmira Heights died unexpectedly at the family home Wednesday afternoon, Apr. 1, 1935.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George G. Marcy; three brothers and three sisters, Rodney of Silver Springs, Linford of Elmira, Quentin at home; Mrs. Lawrence Zimmer of Cayuta, Wanda and Jeannine at home.  The body is in the Vunk Funeral Home where a private funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. R. W. Entwistle officiates.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The remains can be viewed Friday evening and until Sunday morning in the Vunk Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/1936

ARTHUR MARKLE, 72 of 505 Magee St., Watkins Glen Sunday, Sept. 5, 1954.  Survived by brothers, Ernest Markle of Jasper, Charles Henry Markle; several nieces and nephews.  Body at Royce Funeral Home, Watkins Glen where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Norman Foster.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1954

MARKLE –CLARA E. KIMBALL age 83 of 2793 Canal Street, Big Flats, Sunday, April 19, 1981 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Keith Hathaway officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery. Survived by husband, Clayton Kimball, Sr.; son, Clayton John Kimball, Jr.; sister, Mrs. Raymond (Genevieve) Benjamin if Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/20/1981

 

MARKELL Claude R. Markell

81, of Corning, NY, died Thursday, January 31st, 2013, with his family nearby. Claude was employed for 17 years by the Chemung County Highway Department as an equipment operator and later as the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Big Flats for 15 years. He was a former President of the NYS Highway Association. Surviving are his wife, Gloria (Knapp) Markell; two daughters, Sharlene (Jim) Smith of Horseheads, NY and Donna Peek of Painted Post, NY; sons, Raymond (Lori) Markell of Corning, NY and Donald (Sheri) Markell of Campbell, NY; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; sister, Gladys Hill of Big Flats, NY; and sister-in-law, Teresa Marold of Corning, NY. Private services will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning, NY and burial will be at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Memorials may be made to the Corning Area Humane Society, PO 453, Corning, NY 14830.    Star Gazette – February 3, 2013

 

MARKLE –MRS. FLORA P. MILES, 72 of Andover, formerly of Elmira.  Funeral Tuesday (July 8, 1941) 2 p.m. at the Mulholland Funeral Home, Andover.  Burial in (Rural Home) Big Flats.  Survivors are a son, Ralph, Andover; a sister, Mrs. Cora Davenport, Union; four brothers, Arthur Markle, Addison, Henry and Ernest Markle, Elmira and John Markle, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/1941

JOHN S. MARKLE, 76, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Nancy Markle; brothers, Arthur, Henry and Ernest; sister, Mrs. Cora Davenport.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral notice later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/19/1944 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

MARKLE –MRS. RUAH MARKLE FERGUSON of Lake Bluff, Ill., formerly of Big Flats, Elmira and Harpursville, N.Y. Wednesday night, Nov. 11, 1953, at the home of daughter, Mrs. Muriel Polle of Lake Bluff.  Survived by daughter; sisters, Mrs. Ina Elliott, Mrs. Lula Harrington, Mrs. Clara Kimball and Mrs. Genevieve Benjamin all of Big Flats; brother, Warren Markle of Corning; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body will arrive in Big Flats Saturday evening and will be taken to the Hilton Funeral Home.  Funeral announcements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/12/1953 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery.)

MARQUARDT James E.
Age 91, formerly of Big Flats, died March 6, 2009. A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 noon at 1st Presbyterian Church, 95 Main Street, Big Flats.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2009

MARQUARDT James Ernest
Age 91, formerly of Big Flats, NY, died on March 6, 2009 at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Exeter, New Hampshire. James was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, the son of the late John and Eva (Hitchcock) Marquardt. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife, Ruth Helen Marquardt, son, Steven James Marquardt, and grandson, Benjamin Marquardt. James is survived by two sons and a daughter, James Edward Marquardt of Epping, NH, and wife, Cynthia, David Marquardt of Apopka, Fl. and Ruthann Marquardt Couse of Elmira, and husband, Thomas; grandchildren, Amy Marquardt Estey and husband, Marcus, Patrick, Christopher, Benjamin, and James Couse. James served in WWII in the Army Air Corps as an Aircraft Mechanic stationed in Northern Ireland. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Corning Glass Works for 25 years. After his retirement in 1976 he moved to New Jersey, where he resided until his more recent move to New Hampshire to live near his oldest son. James had many interesting hobbies, among them, designing and building model airplane engines, designing and building furniture, making bows and arrows, and basket weaving. He was also an avid painter and fisherman. James was nearly a genius and a truly talented and amazing man. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in James' memory to either Make A Wish Foundation or Children's Cancer Research Fund. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/22/2009

STEVEN JOHN MARQUARDT, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Marquardt of the Town of Big Flats, Elmira RD 1, Thursday, June 28, 1956.  Member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, Little League, Cub Scouts.  Survived by parents; brothers, James and David Marquardt, both at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Marquardt of Rochester, Minn.; maternal grandparents, Mrs. E. A. Stoerrle of Woodbury, N.J., Herman Schroeder of St. Petersburg, Fla.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call this evening.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Benjamin J. Klauser.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/1956

 

MARSH Irene Rhodes

Mrs. Irene Rhodes Dies At Big Flats - BIG FLATS--Mrs. Irene M. Rhodes, 60, one of the prominent women of this area and one who had been active in local, state and national Grange work over a long period, died at her home on the Harris Hill Road, Monday evening. Mrs. Rhodes had been in ill health for some time.  The body has been removed to the Hilton Funeral Home here and will be taken to her home this evening. Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Harry E. Malick, of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery here.  Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her husband, Thomas Rhodes; two sons, Frank Rhodes of Big Flats and Francis J. Williams of Port Washington; one sister, Mrs. Olive M. Wilcox of Bentley Creek, Pa., and seven grandchildren.  Mrs. Rhodes had been a member of the Big Flats Grange for over 30 years and had been especially active in Grange affairs during most of that time. For 25 years she was an instructor in the Chemung County Home Bureau of which she was a charter member and she was secretary and treasurer of the Chemung County National Grange Association. In 1938 and 1939 she won the Home Bureau State speaking contest and in 1939 won the second prize in a contest for Northeastern United States at Bridgeport, Conn.  She was also a member and took active part in the Eastern Stars here, of which she served as Matron on two different occasions. She was a member of the Present and Past Matrons Association of the district and also belonged to the Mt. Sinai White Shrine in Elmira and the Queen Frederica Court, Order of the Amaranth in Elmira.

 

Death Takes Mrs. Rhodes - Mrs. Irene Rhodes, 60, of the Harris Hill Rd., Town of Big Flats, died Monday afternoon. She was active in work of the Home Bureau and Eastern Star and well known to most of the pilots who participated in gliding activities at Harris Hill. Before the erection of buildings at Harris Hill the pilots made their headquarters at the Rhodes farm, holding meetings in a barn there. As many as 20 slept in the house, while others camped outside or slept in a barn. Countless meals were served to the glider enthusiasts, as many as 10 being served at one time. Many of the pilots continued to eat there after sleeping accomodations were provided in the Harris Hill cabins. Mrs. Rhodes had what may be the largest and most complete collection of clippings and photos of gliding and soaring activities in this area. It was started by a daughter, Barbara, who died some time ago, and kept up by Mrs. Rhodes. A son, Frank, is a glider pilot. Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes usually attended the annual banquet which is a closing feature of the soaring contests here. She was a memember of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Chemung County Home Bureau. For 25 years she taught in her home unit of the bureau, and in other groups. In 1938 and '39 she won the state Home Bureau speaking contest and in 1939 she placed second in the Northeastern U. S. Home Bureau speaking contest in Bridgeport, Conn.

She was past matron of the Big Flats Eastern Star organization and a past president of the Past Masters and Matrons Association. She was a member of the Mount Sinai White Shrine of Elmira and of Queen Frederica Court, Order of Amaranth. In addition she was a member of the Big Flats Grange for 30 years, and was secretary-treasurer and a charter member of the Chemung County National Grange Association.

 

JOHN CHARLES MARSH infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Marsh of 169 Sheridan Avenue, Elmira Heights.  The body is in the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where the funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Orvis J. Steverson of Big Flats will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1937

THOMAS W. MARSH, 29 of Corning RD 1 Wednesday, June 16, 1948.  Survived by wife, Luella Hickok Marsh; father, Hugh Marsh of Big Flats; brothers, Harry and Hollis Marsh of Elmira Heights, Victor Marsh of Big Flats, Frederick Marsh of Elmira.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Saturday 2 p.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Rev. Ford Crippen.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1948

MARSHALL Melissa Rebecca Elizabeth – MRS. REBECCA ELIZABETH DECKER 89 of Big Flats, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1948 at Canandaigua Hospital.  Survived by son, Harry C. of Big Flats and a number of grandchildren.  Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats. Rural Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1948  (The maiden name of Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Decker is MARSHALL. She is my great grandmother. She is buried in Rural Home Cemetery with her husband Jacob and some of her children.  Her given name was actually Melissa Rebecca Elizabeth Marshall, but at some point she dropped the Melissa name off. Not sure why. Rebecca's parents are buried in Riverside. Pam Decker)

MARTIN –HELEN B. HARRINGTON, 94 of 11727 Center Drive, Corning, NY, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY.  She was born April 26, 1910 in Corning, NY to the late Martha and Newell Martin.  She married Ray E. Harrington, September 6, 1926, who predeceased her in 1986.  She was a life member of the East Corning Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.  She was a volunteer at the Corning Senior Center.  She loved playing cards which she belonged to several organizations as well as camping and fishing.  She is survived by 7 daughters and 8 sons.  Leona Reed, Gillett, Pa., Dorothy McChesney, Patricia Lott, Bernice (Harry) Blodgett, Ruth (James) Plaisted, Linda Keeney, all of Corning, NY, Carol Zachary of Horseheads, NY, Walter (Frances) Harrington, Edward (Lorna) Harrington of Corning, NY, Leon (Geraldine) Harrington, Roy (Mary) Harrington, Ronald (Amy Harrington, all of Beaver Dams, NY, Coley (Jane) Harrington of Syracuse, Richard (Sandra) Harrington of Pine City, Max (Carol) Harrington of Rochester, 50 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also predeceased by 2 sons; Raymond and Ernest; 2 grandchildren, a great-grandchild; 5 sisters and 1 brother.  Calling hours will be held at Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second Street Corning, NY on Friday, July 2, 2004 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.  Burial will be at the Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Donations may be made to the East Corning Volunteer Fire Department.  –Corning Leader 7/1/2004

NEWELL O. MARTIN, 88 of Rose Hill, Town of Corning Saturday, Jan. 24, 1948.  Survived by wife; son, Raymond of Prattsburg; daughters, Mrs. Bertha Kimball of Big Flats, Mrs. Nina Brownell, Mrs. Myrtle Dibble of Corning, Mrs. Maggie Kilburn of Caton, Mrs. Helen Herrington of East Corning; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.  The body is at Stover Funeral Home, Corning where services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. James Webster.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/26/1948

MARVIN –JOYCE M. LEWIS age 83 of Glen Ave., Corning died Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at Corning Hospital.  Joyce was born January 10, 1918 in Corning the daughter of Cecil and Laura Boulderson Marvin.  She married Harold C. Lewis in 1953 in Maryland.  Joyce was a retired teacher for the Corning Painted Post School District and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Corning.  Surviving are her sons, Lance (Laurie) Lewis of Gettysburg, PA and Christopher (Theresa) Lundberg of Corning, grandchildren, Justin and Christopher Lewis and Jeremy and Sara Lundberg.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carptenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Saturday, January 12, 2002 from 7-9 PM.  A service of Thanksgiving will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Corning on Sunday at 3:00 PM with Rev. Jorge Gutlerrez officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Corning Leader

RICHARD MASON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason of Lewis Street, Elmira Heights died at the home of his parents at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 1936.  Besides the parents he is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hartman of Horseheads and Mrs. Cora Mason of Elmira Heights.  The body is at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate.  Burial in Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/1936

IRA J. MATHEWS age 88 of 411 Cleveland St., Elmira Heights, NY Sunday, Nov. 28, 1982.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Thursday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He is survived by his wife, Blanche; son and daughter-in-law, C. Leo and Ann Mathews of Dallas, Tx.; daughter, Eva Mae Personius LaGabed of Caton, NY; grandson, Randy Personius of Caton, Church Mathews of Tx., Gary Mathews of Cal.; 4 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Mathews was a member of the Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church, member of the Elmira heights American Legion No. 154 and 37 year Veteran of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1982

 

MATTISON Paul C.

Age 83 and longtime resident of Hickory Grove Rd. in Horseheads died September 28, 2013. He was born September 8, 1930 in Gibson, NY to Lester H. Mattison and Irene M. (Folmar) Bliss. He married Joyce Marie (Williams) Mattison on October 8, 2013 his wife of nearly 63 years. In addition to his wife he is survived by sons and daughters, Rev. R. Paul (Natalie) Mattison of Painted Post, NY, Doretta "Dorie" (Michael) Hughson of Big Flats, Patricia Holmstrom of Horseheads, NY, Kenneth (Tanya) Mattison of Big Flats, NY, Julie (James) Kucko of Horseheads, NY, Nancy (Brian) Beebe of Horseheads, NY and Brian (Beth) Mattison of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Malinda (Joseph) Hayes, Paul (Sarah) Mattison Jr. and Kevin (Jennifer) Mattison; Michael (Sarah) Hughson Jr., Nicole (Ryan) Gulich and Andrew (Erin) Hughson; Erik (Melissa) Holmstrom and Keil (Sara) Holmstrom; K. Scott Mattison II, Tyler Mattison and Cody Mattison; James Kucko II and Jared Kucko, Kyle Beebe and Nathan Beebe; Alyssa Mattison and Brian Mattison Jr.; and 27 great-grandchildren, Reasa Frazer, Celina Wenzel Hughson, Laine Frazer, Shawna Hughson, Ethan Mattison, Renee Hughson, Ryan Gulich, Jr., Bryson Frazer, Kenneth Mattison III, Leah Mattison, Justin Mattison, Lauren Gulich. Britton Mattison. Lillian Holmstrom, Jenifer Mattison, Jaidyn Mattison, Madalynn Gulich, Maredith Hughson, Josiah Mattison, Keira Hughson, Cameron Mattison, Ian Hughson, Erik Holmstrom II, Elijah Mattison, Caitlin Hughson, Adelyn Mattison and Joshua Hughson; brothers, Richard Mattison, John (Lucille) Mattison, William (Glenda) Mattison, Harvey (Reta) Mattison and sister, Geraldine (Mattison) Bruielly; step-brothers, Earnest (Peggy) Bliss, William (Billie) Bliss; brothers-law, Bradley (Anne) Williams, Ronald (Meryl) Williams, Walter Yochum and David Beeman; nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, and close family friends. He was predeceased by his parents; step-father, Earnest Bliss; brother, Lester Mattison; brother-in-law, William Bruielly; and sisters-in-law, Justine Mattison, D. Jean Beeman and Darlene Yochum. Paul was a member of the Big Flats United Methodist Church and Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297. He was a retired Scientific Glassblower having worked for Corning Apparatus Plant, Big Flats, NY, and later retired from Westinghouse Inc. and Mirion Technologies, Inc., Big Flats. He was also an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Family and friends are invited to call at the Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated there by his son, the Rev. Paul Mattison at 7:00 p.m. His graveside service will take place on Friday, October 4, 2013 in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. All are invited to meet at 10:30 a.m. at Barber Funeral Home for a procession to the cemetery. Those wishing may remember Paul with memorials to Ryan's Road for Children's Craniofacial Assoc. 13140 Coit Rd., Suite 517, Dallas, TX 75240    Star Gazette – October 2, 2013

 

MARK J. MAYNARD, 50 of the River Rd., Corning RD 1, this morning, Aug. 24, 1953.  Mr. Maynard had been employed for 29 years at the Corning Glass Works.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mable Maynard; son, James Theron Maynard at hoe; stepdaughter, Mrs. Blanche Smith of Atlanta, Ga., father, Cheney C. Maynard of Wellsboro, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Damie Ashley of Wellsboro and Mrs. Julia Clossey of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Joseph Maynard of Presho, Home and Howard Maynard of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Elmer J. Stuart of Corning will officiate.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/1953

OBIT: STEVEN JOHN MARQUANDT
SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette, Fri. 29 June 1956
DEATH DATE: Wed. 27 June 1956
BURIAL: Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats
TRANSCRIBER: Anne Ross
"STEVEN JOHN MARQUANDT, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Marquandt of the Town of Big Flats, Elmira RD 1, Thursday, June 28, 1956. Member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, Little League, Cub Scouts. Survived by parents; brothers James and David Marquandt, both at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. John Marquandt of Rochester, Minn.; maternal grandparents, Mrs. E.A. Stoerrle of Woodbury, N.J., Herman Schroeder of St. Petersburg, Pla. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call this evening. Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Benjamin J. Klauser. Rural Home Cemetery. Please omit flowers."

McCANN  Steven D. A resident of the Pine City community died very unexpectedly at the age of 47. Steve was a loving husband and father who is remembered for the many trips he took with his family, playing Poker with his friends, his love of photography, motorcycle riding and target shooting with his son, Sean, coin, jewelry, and gun collecting and quiet times reading. He was well known in the area having been employed with Pizza Hut Restaurants for many years in many capacities including, District Manager. He most recently was employed at the N. Main St. store. Born on July 3, 1958, in Elmira, Steve was the son of the late Carl & Paula Muzzio McCann. He married Katherine Elizabeth King on October 6, 1979 and she survives him at their Pine City home along with their children, Tiffany Ann McCann, Horseheads; Elizabeth Ashley & Jason Phillip Husted, Southport; and Sean Paul McCann at home; his brothers, Richard McCann, Elmira; Keith & Linda Kinsey, Las Vegas, NV; Steve's family on Kathy's side, mother and father-in-law, Paul & Dolores King, Pine City; brothers-in-law, Russell & Debbie King, James & Marcia King all of Davenport, IA and Brian King, Elmira; a sister-in-law, Jessica & Scott Ellison, Rock Stream; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Also surviving are many cherished friends and coworkers, including Steve's friend and colleague, Steve Homerda. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, October 24, 2005 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation Monday evening at 7 p.m. Interment will take place privately at the families' convenience in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

 

McCARTHY Margaret M. "Peggie" Kramer

Age 85 of Co. Rt. 64 in Big Flats died surrounded by her family at home Wed. Dec. 21, 2011. She was born Aug. 17, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA to George and Marion (Sullivan) McCarthy. Peggie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edward Kramer; their sons and daughters, Peter Kramer of Elmira, NY, Douglas Kramer of Winchester, VA, Barbara Kramer of Horseheads, NY, Laura (Drew) Frye of Vienna, VA; grandchildren, Tyler, Hayden and Valerie Kramer and Jessica Frye; brother, George (Virginia) McCarthy of Hartford, CT. Peggie was retired from the Big Flats Steele Memorial Library. She graduated from Edgewood Park College in Briarcliff Manor, NY. She was a member of the Big Flats Women's Club. Over forty years ago she brought Weight Watchers to the Elmira area. She volunteered her time to many organizations including Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Chemung County Historical Society and Literacy Volunteers. Most of all a she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Known to those who love her as "Nan". She was a lady, an example we should all follow. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues. Dec. 27, 2011 from 1-3:00 pm and again from 5-7:00 pm. Her service will take place in the funeral home on Wed. Dec. 28, 2011 at 10:00 am with burial service to follow in Rural Home Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Chemung Co. District Library -Big Flats, 78 Canal St., Big Flats, NY 14814.

Star Gazette – December 24, 2011

 

PATRICK KERRY MCCHESNEY age 6 of 3524 Owen-Hollow Rd., Big Flats, Monday, June 10, 1968.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Mardean Moyer.  Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by parents, Francis and Nancy Swain McChesney; two brothers, Brian and Timothy at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McChesney of Springwater, N.Y., Mr. and Mrs. William Jubera of Corning.  He was a first grade student at Big Flats Elementary School.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1968

MCCLAUGHLIN –PEARL E. SCUDDER age 102, formerly of Hornby, NY, Friday, July 7, 1995 at Founders Pavilion 305 E. First Street in Corning.  She was born at Hornby on December 24, 1892, the daughter of Charles and Edith Nixon McLaughlin. She was a member of the Hornby Congregational Church.  Mrs. Scudder was preceded by her husband in 1970 and son George in 1986. She is survived by five sons, Charles M. Scudder of Hornby, Ivan W. (Evelyn) Scudder of Williamsville, Howard L. Scudder of Tonawanda, Earl E. (Helen) Scudder of Horseheads, and Lynn W. (Jackie) Scudder of West Seneca; nine grand Children; twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Sunday, July 9, 1995 at the Phillips Funeral Home, Inc., 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, where funeral services will be held Monday, July 10th at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Jack Bundy, officiating.  Burial will be at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/1995

CARLOS S. MCDONALD age 70 of 1022 Cottage Dr. W. Elmira Tuesday, July 5, 1988, St. Joseph’s hospital, Elmira following an extended illness.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Friday 10 am, Father Richard F. Kuenkler officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Donations may be made in Carlos’ name to the Big Flats Branch of the Steele Memorial Library.  Survived by wife of 42 years, Beatrice Sherwood McDonald; 1 son, Lee McDonald of Big Flats; a son, Lawrence A. McDonald predeceased him Sept. 23, 1987; 2 sisters, Thelma Pickering of Bear, DE and Dorothy Griswold of Montgomery, AL; 3 brothers, Lawrence McDonald of Orlando, FL, Morris Carson of Horseheads, LeRoy Carson of Montour Falls; 1 granddaughter, Sarah McDonald of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  He was born August 13, 1917 in Montour Falls, the son of Omar and Helen Henyon McDonald.  He was retired from Jack’s Auto Parts in Horseheads.  He served in the Army WW II and was a Charter Member of the American Legion Skinner Ernest Memorial Post 1612 Big Flats, member of the 40 and 8 American Legion Post, Elmira, NY.  He was a former Town of Big Flats Clerk from 1958-1967.  He was responsible for establishing the Big Flats Little League, former member of the Big Flats Rotary Club, member of the Big Flats Historical Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/6/1988

McILWAIN - AUSTIN, Lucy Ann (McIlwain)
Of Big Flats, NY, was called to Glory, surrounded by her loving family on Monday morning, March 1, 2010. Lucy was born January 23, 1930 in West Franklin, PA, daughter of the late Earl and Phoebe (Kelly) McIlwain. She was retired from JCPenney's at the Arnot Mall. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Ike, to whom she was married for 63 years. She is also predeceased by sisters, Jane and Bessie; brothers, Donald and Milton. Lucy is survived by her son, Alan (Tammy) Austin of Corning, NY; and daughter, Shirley (Thomas) Norquest of Bernville, PA; grandchildren, David (Kim) Norquest, Brooke (Keith) Wilson, Erin (David) Celej, Jennifer (Nick) Wenck, Cody, McKenzie, and Marybeth Austin; great-grandchildren, Caley, Aaliyah, Morgan, Schylar, Ethan, Lilly and Chloe; sisters, Carol, Phoenix, AZ, Lois, Liverpool, NY; brothers, Earl Jr., Clyde, NY, and Wayne, Ashland, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. and Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Austin's Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. She will be laid along side her husband at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903, in her memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.2.2010

MAES L. MCINTYRE age 46 of 501 Main St., Big Flats Saturday, August 18, 1973.  No visiting hours.  Funeral at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Marcy Punnett.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Family request donations be made to the Arnot Ogden Hospital Fund for tumor Clinic.  Survived by wife, Betty Farr; son, Michael; daughter, Valerie, both at home; two brothers, Jack McIntyre of Rochester and Clair McIntyre of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Gayle White of Big Flats; step-mother, Mrs. H. E. Mayes of Bradenton, Fla.; step-sister, Mrs. Leland Carey of Mills, Pa.  He was an electrical engineer for Westinghouse, Veteran of World War II, member of the Ernest Skinner American Legion Post of Big Flats, graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

McKENNA - William McKenna, age 90 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, July 25, 1996 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born June 28, 1906 in Miles City, Mo. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKenna.  He married Kathryn Eames, December 2, 1942.  She predeceased him in 1963.  He retired from Schweizer Aircraft Corp. in 1971 after 32 years of service.  He is survived by his faithful companion of 32 years, Dorotha Darrin, of Elmira; daughter Kay (Mrs. James) Ruscitto of Painted Post and grandson Richard Smith of Horseheads.  No calling hours are scheduled.  A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Phillips Funeral Home, Inc., Corning is in charge of arrangements.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 2b, Saturday, 27 July 1996)

MEEKER –MRS. KATHERINE HINES –Mrs. Jason Hines died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1931) at 2:15 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Heib in the Town of Big Flats after several days illness.  She was born August 2, 1857, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gottleib Meeker.  She married Jason Hines, in 1878 at Hammondsport and they resided many years at Grove Springs.  Mrs. Hines was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Hammondsport.  She is survived by her husband, Jason Hines, two daughters, Mrs. Charles W. Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Carl Heib of Big Flats; three sons, Ernest of Polk, Pa., Herbert of Brooklyn, George of Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Lewis Layton of Hammondsport; a brother, Ernest Meeker of Elmira.  The funeral will be held in the home of Mrs. Heib in the Town of Big Flats, Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Mrs. Lillian Chapman will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1931

MERRILL _ Elmira Heights News- Many Attend Funeral Services For Late Dr. C E Merrill Elimira Heights- The funeral of the late Dr. Clarence E. Merrill, held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Oakwood M.E. Church, was one of the largest ever held in Elmira Heights. A large number of relatives and friends came long distances to pay last respects to the deceased. Large representations were present from Height Lodge, 931, F&AM of which the late Doctor Merrill was a past master, and of the Merrill Bible Class, which bears his name and of which he had been a teacher for 23 years. The Rev. E D. Van Dyke officiated. Mrs. L. T. Ballard, and Mrs. Claude Rugar sang, "He Leadeth Me", accompanied by Mrs. Ivan Soper. The pall bears, all past masters of Heights Lodge, were: Ben E. Welch, John A. Wenck, Mason Oldroyd, Guy E. Hawley, Edward K. Fromer, Robert J. Walters. Burial took place in Rural Cemetery, Big Flats, where the committal service was conducted by heights Lodge. The entire group of the Lodge and of the Bible Class accompanied the family to the burial place. The following out of town relatives and friend attended: Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Merrill, Horace Merrill, Mrs. Clayton Waltman, Mrs. Gladys Lynn, Ruth Merrill, Ester Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Macafee, Miss Claudia Merrill, Lyman Shaw, Mrs. George Norris, all of Sayre, Pa.; Mrs. S. G. Sarkissian of Croton-on- Hudson; Mrs. Nellie Monroe of Buffalo; Mrs. Mary Jaynes, Paul Jaynes of Hornmell; Mr. and Mrs. John Porter of Interlaken; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wescott of Waterloo; Fred Porter, Lucille Porter and Mrs. Grace Porter of Waverly; Fannie Hitchcock, Milo Hitchcock of Montour Falls; Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Stuart of Hicks; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scott, Mrs. Frank Packard of Milport; Mr. and Mrs. W. Eaton of Pine City; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Stuart, Mrs. Alice Converse and Curtis Stuart of Horseheads; Charles Stuart, Frances Foster of Odessa; Joel Wood and Mrs. Lina Travis of Big Flats; Mr. and Mrs. George Knight of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. Fred LaValley, Mr. and Mrs.A. E. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Hicks, Ralph Porter, Mrs. H. S. Perry of Elmira. Submitted by Joyce M. Tice from the Bernice CONGDON (Smith) scrapbook- Typed by Carol Banducci

MEYERS Margaret Louise Hemenway
age 85 of Port Orange, FL and formerly of Horseheads, NY died
on Thursday September 30, 2010 in Florida. Louise was born on August 12, 1925 in Montour Falls, NY the daugther of the late Charles and Emma Lund Meyers. Mrs. Hemenway was a retired employee of the A & P Plant. She loved traveling, especially with her husband Lloyd. She was pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters: Herbert Meyers, Buster Meyers, Virginia Miller, Julia Lewis, Ada Hill. Louise is survived by her loving husband Lloyd Hemenway; daughters and sons-in-law: Jacqueline and Wayne Lewis of Elmira Heights, NY; Doris and Ivan Freeman of MA; grandchildren: Alex Hausburg of FL; great grandchildren: Meagan Clifford, Tara Hausburg, Justin Hausburg; sisters: Betty Townely of Horseheads, NY; Ruth Welch of FL; very dear friend Katherine Morrell; 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 Wednesday October 6, 2010 from 2-4 PM. Louise's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4PM. Inurnment will be held on Saturday October 9, 2010 at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats at 10 AM. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 2, 2010

MISS MIDDAUGH - An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Middaugh of Big Flats died Sunday night (Mar. 4, 1934).  The child is survived by the parents, four sisters, Cora May, Eleanor, Ernestine and Betty Jane; three brothers, Oscar, Richard and Phillip; the grandparents, Mrs. Eleanor Webster of Horseheads; Mrs. Tombs of Pulteny.  The body is in the Holly Funeral Home, Elmira.  The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/5/1934  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

PHILLIP E. MIDDAUGH age 52 of 915 Harvard St., West Corners, NY, (Endicott), Friday, August 9, 1985.  The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, 300 E. Main St., Endicott, NY.  The funeral and interment service will be held at 10 am Monday at the funeral home, the Rev. Eldon Winans will officiate.  Burial will be in Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery.  Those wishing may make contributions to the American Heart Assoc., 26 Washington St., Binghamton, NY.  He is survived by dear friends, Pauline Clark, with whom he resided in West Corners and her son, Donald Clark, Vestal, NY; he is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lydia Middaugh of Big Flats; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Ernestine and Frederick Cowan of Lowman, NY, Cora and Edwin Mizio of Americus, GA, Betty and Cecil Loomis of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews.  He was an employee of the McIntosh Laboratories Inc., Binghamton.  He was a Veteran of the Korean War and served with the US Army.  He was a former employee of Allied and North American Van Lines.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/10/1985

MILES –MRS. ETTIE M. HILLS, 90 of 75 York Ave., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1954.  She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Josephine Bates of Stamford, N.Y., Mrs. Florence Beyler of Elmira with whom she resided, Mrs. Bessie Serfas of Elmira; brother, Osmon Miles of Tunkhannock, Pa.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home and late this afternoon will be removed to family home where friends may call.  Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m.; the Rev. Robert L. Homer.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/1954

CARLYLE CHARLES MILLER age 55 of 704 Magee Street, Elmira, NY.  Born May 27, 1939 in Buffalo, NY to Charles LaRue and Dora Isabelle (DeGroat) Miller, died Sunday, October 9, 1994 at home after an extended illness.  He was predeceased by his father, Charles LaRue Miller and brother, Donald Wayne Miller.  He is survived by his mother, Dora Isabelle Miller; son, Carlyle Charles Miller Jr. of Elmira; brother, Richard LaRue Miller also of Elmira; sister, Katherine Miller of Fort Erie, Canada; grandson, Carlyle Charles Miller III of Binghamton, NY; niece; Dora VanEtten of Derby, NY; cousin, Janet Goodrich of Elmira; very dear friend and companion, Merle Lester and his daughter, Mary Anne Lester; Mary Ann Spacek and family; Louise and Marty Reese; Milton and Grace Niles; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Carlyle was a pressman for the F.M. Howell & Company for 22 years.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 11 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours (9 PM).  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/10/1994

EDWARD R. MILLER, the father of Mrs. Alfred Hilk of Elmira died Saturday (1/17/1931) at the family home in East. Corning.  The funeral was held in the Big Flats Presbyterian Church this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial was in the Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/19/1931

MILLER –MRS. EVA MILLER GREENE, 43, wife of William D. Greene of Corning, died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 1941 in a Corning hospital.  She underwent an operation 10 days ago and returned home.  She went to the hospital Apr. 1 for a second operation.  She was born in Weston Mills, N.Y.  Mrs. Greene was a member of the First Methodist Church of Corning and its RDC Class.  She was affiliated with the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.  Her husband is a New York Central brakeman.  She also leaves seven children, Edward of Fort Bevens, Mass., Paul of Fort Monmouth, N.J., Mrs. Shirley Keith of Thurston, N.Y., Joyce, Durwood, Ronald and Raymond at home; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Hilk of Akron, Ohio and Miss Freda Miller of Corning.  The family be at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. to receive visitors.  The funeral will be conducted there Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. John W. Annas Jr.  Burial will be in (Rural Home Cemetery), Big Flats.  Ladies Auxiliary, B. of R.T., will attend in a body and conduct a committal service at the cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/1941

MILLER –MRS. HATTIE ROBBINS, 65 of Lowman died Monday evening, Feb. 13, 1939.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert Shaw of Elmira; Mrs. Leona Travis and Mrs. Lorraine Naylor of Pennsylvania; four sons, Harry, Lawrence and Ezra of Elmira Heights; George of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Kate O’Dell of Rochester, Mrs. Ella Buckbee of Painted Post, Mrs. Mary Southern of Elmira Heights; a brother, Charles Miller of Wellsboro, Pa.; 14 grandchildren.  Funeral notice later.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1939

HIRAM MILLER, 84, for many years a well known farmer in Big Flats, died Thursday (May 17, 1928) in Elmira.  Mr. Miller had been in ill health for several months.  After the death of his wife Feb. 20, Mr. Miller came to Elmira to reside.  He was born near Watkins Glen.  The remains repose in the Gorton Funeral Home in Corning.  The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at a time and place to be announced later.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1928

MILLER - FITZSIMMONS Juanita Joyce
Age 90 of Big Flats, NY died
on Monday June 7, 2010. Juanita was born March 27, 1920 in Big Flats, NY the daughter of the late Henry and Flo Herritt Miller. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers Marion Miller and Adrian Miller and by her sister Edith Wood. Juanita married her husband, George Henry Fitzsimmons, on August 30, 1937 and they would have celebrated their 73rd Wedding Anniversary on August 30, 2010. Juanita was a retired inspector at Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY. She was a member of The Big Flats Presbyterian Church and The Big Flats Historical Society as well as a 4-H Leader for several years. Juanita is survived by her loving and devoted husband George Henry Fitzsimmons; daughters and son-in law; Doris Ferreira of Painted Post, NY, Gail and James Taylor of Seffner, Florida, and Cynthia Fitzsimmons of Big Flats, NY and her fiancé Edgar J. Leisringer Jr.; grandchildren: John (Anita) Ferreira, Lisa Miller, Michael (Debbie) Ferreira, Meribeth Ferreira, and Hal (Lisa) Taylor; great grandchildren: Jamie Ferreira, Heather (Michael) Mulberry, Amanda Ferreira, Jennifer Ferreira, Jacob Miller, J.J. Ferreira, and Sarah Miller; great-great-grandchildren: Christopher Mulberry, Michaela Mulberry, Anthony Ferreira, and Annaliese Ferreira; sister: Ruby Miller of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Roy and Gert Fitzsimmons of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special nephew Richard Miller. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday June 12, 2010 from 1-3 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Fitzsimmons' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with the Rev. Rick Price officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, New York. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Juanita through memorials to The Big Flats Historical Society 258 Hibbard Road Big Flats, NY 14814. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 10, 2010

MILLER –MRS. LOUISE (HIRAM) MILLER of Big Flats died unexpectedly Monday morning (Feb. 20, 1928) at the family home.  Mrs. Miller was walking from one room to another when she fell unconscious in the doorway and died in a few minutes.  Mrs. Miller was born near Watkins Glen, March 10, 1853.  For about 25 years she had resided in Big Flats and vicinity, where she had a large number of devoted friends.  Besides her husband, Hiram Miller she leaves a brother, Frank Miller and a half-sister, Mrs. Emeline Mills, both of Elmira.  Funeral later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1928 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

MACK W. MILLER, about 63 of Corning, Friday Sept. 12, 1947.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Miller; stepsons, Fred Starkweather of Wellsboro and George Cooley of Avoca.  Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home, Elmira.  Rev. Norman G. Love. Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1947

MILLER Ruby
Elmira: Age 86 of Elmira, NY died  on Saturday July 30, 2011. Ruby was born in Elmira, NY on January 13, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry and Flo Herritt Miller. She retired from Corning Inc. as an Inspector at the Big Flats plant. Ruby was pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters and sister-in-law: Charles LaRue; Marion Miller; Adrian and Gladys Miller; Juanita Fitzsimmons; Edith Wood. She is survived by 17 nieces and nephews, including special nephew: Richard Miller and special niece: Gloria Rusin; many great nieces and great nephews, cousins and brother-in-law: George Fitzsimmons. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a gravesite service on Tuesday August 2, 2011 at 11 AM at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.   Star Gazette - August 1, 2011
 

MILLS – Mr. Linus Z. Mills, aged 67, died at his home near Tioga, on May 18th [1906] after a long illness. He was born near Big Flats, NY, in 1839 and served during the civil war in Co. D, 35th NY Vols. One son, Mr. S.D. Mills, survives him. Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E.P. Salmon officiating; burial at Big Flats. – Wellsboro Agitator, 23 May 1906

 

HENRY B. MINIER JR. age 57 of 2967 Olcott Road, Big Flats Tuesday July 8, 1975 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  There will be a memorial service Thursday 11 a.m.  in the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats.  Rev. Marcy Punnett will officiate.  Arrangements by the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Burial at the convenience of family in Rural Home Cemetery.  The family requests no flowers.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats or to the Alateral Atrophic Sclerosis Foundation.  He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Robinson; three sons, Allan, Richard and Brian of Big Flats; one daughter, Martha of Big Flats; one brother, Samuel Minier of Big Flats.  He was president of Minier Bros. Inc.  He was ruling elder of the Big Flats First Presbyterian Church, Scout Master of Troop 41; Assistant Scout Master and Institutional Representative of Troop 87, had been awarded many honors in the Sullivan Trail Council B.S.A., a member of the Board of Directors of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, recently awarded the Community Builders Award by the Chamber of Commerce, life member of the Big Flats Fire Dept., member of Big Flats Businessmen’s Association, a graduate of Corning Free Academy; graduate of Cornell University; U.S. Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, was the holder of the Bronze Star with Oakleaf Cluster.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1975

ROBERT G. MOCHRIE age 56 of Brookside Trailer Park, Elmira, NY Thursday, July 9, 1987.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Monday 10 am, Chaplain Jerry J. Griffin will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He is survived by sister, Mrs. Irene Grinolds of Elmira; step-father, Matthew Dapp of Rochester, NY; daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Phenes of Hudson Falls, NY; son, Edward of Corning; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; companions, Mrs. Isabel Longwell of Hammondsport and her family.  Mr. Mochrie was a retired employee of the National Window Cleaning Co. with 20 years of service.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/1987

MOLDRAM –MRIS. NINA C. SHADDOCK, 64, of Corning, Tuesday morning, May 31, 1949.  A resident of Corning for 35 years, she was a practical nurse for many years.  A member of Christ Church and Corning Lodge of Rebekahs.  Survived by husband, Henry W. Shaddock; daughters; Mrs. Rehea Case at home, Miss Kathryn Shaddock of Elmira Heights; sons, D. Kenneth of Painted Post, Ralph and Ronald Shaddock, both of Corning; sister, Mrs. Edith Whitmore; brother, Ralph Moldram, both of Honeoye Falls.  The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Thursday, 11 a.m.  The Rev. Roger Alling.  Burial in Big Flats Cemetery.  Corning Lodge of Rebekahs will conduct a memorial service at the family home today at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/1/1949

MOLZBERGER –MRS. EMMA K. HILK, 92 of 42 Conhocton St., Corning, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1956.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Forrest W. Roland and Mrs. William E. Evans, both of Corning; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Body is at the Phillips Funeral Home in Corning where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.  Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David VanDyck.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 8/8/1956

JOHN W. MONKS, 91 died at the family home in Big Flats Thursday, Apr. 16, 1936 at 5:30 p.m.  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alice Lowe, Big Flats, Miss Lillian Monks, Asbury park, N.J., Mrs. Evangeline Bryant and Mrs. Margaret Speigel, Elmira; a brother, Austin Monks, Wynaque, N.J.; four grandchildren.  The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/1936

FRANK ALBEY MONROE died at his home in Big Flats, N.Y. on July 19, 1888 in the evening.  He was born in the Town of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. March 21, 1867 and was the oldest son and first born child of Andrew and Ellen Monroe.  He resided for some time in the home of his birth, then in Big Flats or near there until the summer of 1884 when he went to Springport, Michigan to live, there becoming acquainted with an attached to Miss Kate Karkle, whom he married March 16, 1887.  Through there wedded life was only about sixteen months, it was one full of love and devotion.  His wife was an idol to him.  He could not speak in too high terms of her.  And his own life was from his youth up one of a quiet, well disposed character, marked for his uprightness and devotion to his parents, especially to his mother, who died a few years ago with the same affliction as he, (consumption).  From his return from Michigan in September 1887 his health has been giving away.  He was only confined to his bed about two weeks.  A series of hemorrhages reduced him in strength beyond recovery.  Though all that prompt medical aid could do was done it did not avail.  He was an earnest worker in the cause of temperance, being a member of the Good Templars’ lodge.  His last hours were marked by true Christian resignation, bidding all loved ones an affectionate farewell.  His last moments were so gentle, so sweet and peaceful, there were a grand and triumphant exit from this world from whence all must pass to return no more.  The following action was taken by the lodge of Good Templars of which the deceased was an honored member:
  Whereas, It has pleased our heavenly father to remove from our midst our late brother, Frank A. Monroe; and,
  Whereas, The intimate relations held by our deceased brother render it proper that we should place on record our appreciation of his services as a Good Templar and merits as a man, therefore be it
  Resolved, That in the death of Frank A. Monroe this lodge loses a brother who was always active and zealous in his work as a Good Templar; prompt to advance the interests of the order; devoted to its welfare and prosperity; one who was in counsel and fearless in action; an honest and upright man, whose virtues endeared him not only to the members of the order, but to all his fellow citizens.
  Resolved, That this lodge tenders its heartfelt sympathy to the widow and relatives of the deceased brother in their sad affliction.
  Resolved, That these resolutions be entered upon the minutes of the lodge and that a copy of them be sent to the widow of our deceased brother.  S. C. Leonard, Joseph Bradshaw, J. A. Miller.  –Elmira Telegram 8/5/1888 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, but not on list.)

MONTGOMERY Richard Edward
Loving husband, father & grandfather, age 63 of 12 Monroe St. Silver Lake, NY, formerly of Elmira. Dick was born August 29, 1937 in Elmira, son of the late Lorenzo & Florence (Wright) Montgomery & died Sunday, November 19, 2000 unexpectedly in Rochester, NY. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Martha (Parker); sons & daughters-in-law, James & Amy of Endwell, NY, Mark & Lisa of Concord, NC.; daughters & son-in-law Pamela & George Ostrynski  of Concord NC. & Sandra Montgomery & fiance Peter Sullivan of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law Paul & Sandy Montgomery of Odessa, Donald & Patti Southard of Jupiter, Fl; sisters & brothers-in-law Delores Williams of Walnut Springs, TX. Carolyn & Thomas Robbins, Connie & Ralph Paul all of Elmira, Janet Southard of Oakland, Fl. Along with several nieces & nephews. Dick retired in 1999 from Cargill Nutrena Feeds after 43 years of service. He was a former member of the Full Gospel Church of Catlin. - Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.

IRI ALONZO MORRISON, 77 died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Apr. 2, 1939 at his home, Corning R.D. 1.  He had been ill three months.  He was born in Big Flats June 27, 1861.  For 18 years he was a representative of the International Harvester Company.  Mr. Morrison was a member of the Corning Lodge of Moose.  Survivors besides his wife include a son, Nicholas Morrison, Corning R.D. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Hunt, Caton and Mrs. Theodore Jacobus, Big Flats; four grandchildren, Nora Louise Hunt, Philip Morrison, Theodore Jr. and Henry Jacobus.  The funeral will be conducted at the family home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday the Rev. E. J. Stuart.  Burial will be in Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira paper 4/3/1939

COLIN ANDREW MOSHER 6 month old son of Philip and Carol Mosher of 345 Main St., Big Flats, NY, Wednesday, September 23, 1981 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Friday from 7-9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there on Saturday at 1 pm, the Rev. William P. Findlay of the First Presbyterian Church of Corning will officiate.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  In addition to parents; Colin is survived by sisters; Amy and Carrie both at home, brother, David of Horseheads; maternal grandparents, Carl & Barbara Fawcett of Big Flats; paternal grandparents, William & Ruth Mosher of Horseheads; maternal great-grandfather, Francis Hillman of Corning; several aunts, uncles & cousins.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1981

MOSHER Edwin Arthur "Ed" Mosher
Age 84, of Rocking Chair Road, Horseheads, NY died on Monday, December 20 2010, at his home. He was born October 25, 1926 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Edwin E. and Ida (Shaffer) Mosher. Ed was survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Lucia (Devon) Mosher; daughter, Denise Mosher (Rick) Madl; sons, Ronald (Diane) Sempler, Gerald Sempler and Daniel (Kathe) Sempler of Horseheads; grandchildren, Danielle (Josh) Pierce, Hannah, Joshua, Caleb, Joseph, Rebecca and Benjamin Madl, Ryhan (fiancee Jessica), Sarah (Dave) Benson, Tiffani Sempler, Nichole (Brandon) Eaton, Dustin and Cory Sempler; his brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Kathy Mosher; great-granddaughter, Camryn Eaton. Ed was also very excited about the upcoming additions to the family, three new great-grandchildren. Ed served in the US Army in Japan with the first Calvary and 800th MPs. He attended training at GMC Auto and Atlantic Refining and eventually became a local business owner of E & L Automotive Services of Elmira, NY for 38 years. Ed took extreme pride in his work and his business and provided excellent service to his customers. He was a chartered member of the West Elmira Fire Department; member of the Gasoline Service Association and past President and life member; life member of the Elks Lodge #62 Elmira; 53 year member of the Elmira Heights American Legion; life member of the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department and past Commissioner; life member of the New York - Penn Fire Association and past President. For many years, Ed had horses and loved them like he loved all animals. He had a passion for woodworking and repairing old furniture, working in his flower beds and loved old cars. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, December 26, 2010, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Monday, December 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bryan Kain will celebrate Ed's service. Interment will follow in the Rural Home Cemetery Big Flats, NY where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Mosher Military Honors and Pastor Kain will offer the committal prayers. Memorial donations may be directed to the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Big Flats, NY 14814. Notice - Members of The New York - Penn Fire Association will meet at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 4:00 PM to conduct services for their brother. Signed,  Wayne Cornish.  Star Gazette - December 24, 2010

ROZELL MOSS, 71, of 23 Main St., Gibson, Friday, Jan. 16, 1959.  He was a retired section foreman of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad.  Member of Gibson volunteer firemen.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret Bell Moss; daughter, Mrs. Edward Laughlin of Beaver Dams; son, Harold Moss of Corning; daughters, Mrs. Daisy Leach, Corning, Mrs. Mary Sanford of Savona; four grandchildren.  Body at Carpenter Funeral home, Corning.  Calling hours today and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Monday 2 p.m., the Rev. Anthony Pegley.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/17/1959

MOTT –MRS. CHARLOTTE E. (LEMUEL) STAFFORD, 76, died at the family home in Cortland at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 1935.  She is survived by her husband, Lemuel Stafford; two brothers, William Mott of Gillett and Elisha Mott of Walworth, N.Y. and two sisters, Miss Emma Mott and Mrs. Delda Staff, both of Gillett, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at the residence in Cortland.  The Rev. Glen Dewey will officiate.  Burial will be n Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette -12/14/1935

HARRY MOULTHROP, 66, of Town of Caton Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1945.  Survived by wife, the former Miss Lillian Stawbough; brothers, Charles of Elmira, Fred and James of Mt. Morris; sisters, Mrs. William Hisley, Miss Mabel Moulthrop of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Claud Paul of Leicestershire, N.Y.  The body is at Stover Funeral Home, Corning, where funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday.  Hope Cemetery vault, Corning.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats) –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/1/1945

MULVEY –JOYCE MULVEY SCOTT age 72 of 311 Deerfield Dr., Big Flats, Friday, May 4, 1990 at home following an extended illness.  A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, Wednesday, May 9, at 3 pm., with the Rev. Linda Slamon officiating.  Burial at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make Memorial Donations in Joyce’s name to Southern Tier Hospicare Inc., 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights, NY or the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband, Donald C. Scott; 3 sons, Donald Lewis Scott of Alamogordo, NM, Alan Campbell Scott of Loveland, CO and Robert Kelsey Scott of Hemlock, NY; 2 brothers, Glen Mulvey of Camp Hill, PA and Gordon Mulvey of Longmeadow, MA; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.  Joyce was born December 11, 1917 in Palmer, MA, the daughter of Frank & Margaret Campbell Mulvey.  She attended DePauw University in Indiana.  Joyce and her husband moved to Big Flats in the 1950’s coming from Wadsworth, OH.  Here in Big Flats they became active members in the First Presbyterian Church.  Joyce was a volunteer and Executive Assistant for the Chemung County Unit of the American Red Cross since before 1972.  She recently completed three years on the Board of Directors for the Chemung County Meals on Wheels where she served as Chairman.  She supervised food preparation, packaging and delivery at the Horseheads Unit of Meals on Wheels.  Joyce was very active in area Bridge tournaments.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/7/1990

LOUIE MUNSON age 80 of the Dry Run Road, Pine City, Sunday, Sept. 15, 1968 at home after an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Gustafson.  Big Flats Rural Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Anna Bennett Munson; daughter, Marna Munson Smith of Dry Run Road; son, Kenneth Munson of Dry Run Road, three granddaughters; four grandsons; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/1968

MUNSON - SMITH, Marna Munson
Age 88, a long time resident of Pine City, NY and Horseheads, NY died on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Marna was the daughter of Louis and Ethel Bennett Munson. She was predeceased by her parents, loving husband Claude Smith, daughter Ethel Jean Schrader, and granddaughter Michele Mc Donald, brother Kenneth Munson. Left to cherish her memory are her children, daughter Karna (Mark) O'Herron of Elmira, NY and sons Earl (Kathy) Smith of Pine City, Andrew Smith of Elmira; son-in-law Claude Schrader of Wayland, NY; grandchildren Jocelyn (Joe) Moglia, Brandon Smith, Kacey (Eric Gergel) O'Herron, Christopher Brown, Robert (Patti) Sinn; and three great-grandchildren. Marna worked at the Remington Rand during WW II. She devoted her life to her family-always being a care giver to her husband, children and parents. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Sunday June 13, from 2-4pm with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery Big Flats, NY at 10:00 am on Monday, June 14. Those wishing may make donations to ARC of Elmira or Pathways of Elmira Heights, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 11, 2010

MURRAY –MRS. ALBERTA M. SWEET, 19, of Big Flats, Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, 1949.  Survived by husband, Donald; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Murray of Big Flats; sisters, the Misses Rita and Yvonne Murray, both of Big Flats, Mrs. Lorraine Patterson of Horseheads RD 3; grandmother, Mrs. Christina Malburg of Beaver Dams.  She was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Saturday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Lillian Chapman.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/3/1949
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MURRY Chester L
Age 89 a life-long resident of Townley Hill Road in Horseheads, NY died
on Saturday November 13, 2010. Chester was born on July 7, 1921 in Rochester, NY the son of the late William R. and Roseanne Miles Murry. He was a graduate of Corning Northside High School. He was a retired School Bus Driver for the Horseheads School System, a long-time farmer, and also drove for the Elmira Star Gazette. He married his wife Clara J. Brasted Murry on May 30, 1953 and she pre-deceased him on March 1, 2009 after almost 56 years of marriage. Mr. Murry was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Catlin. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Carol A. and Richard C. Dassance II; grandson: Richard C. and Danielle Dassance III; great granddaughter: Evelyn Dassance; sister-in-law: Bernice Dibble of Montour Falls, 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 Thursday November 18, 2010 from 1-3 and 5-7 PM. Mr. Murry's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7PM. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Clara.  Star Gazette - November 15, 2010

JOHN H. MURRAY of 22 Main St., Gibson Saturday, March 7, 1964.  He was a member of Christ Church, Corning, Corning Tow Assessor for past 15 years.  Survived by sister, Mrs. John Woodard of Corning.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Private funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Roger Alling.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1964

LEO W. MURRAY, 55 of 329 Lounsbury Ave., Elmira Heights Tuesday, April 7, 1959.  He was a guard at Corning Glass Center.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace Murray; daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Patterson at home, Mrs. Rita O’Rourke of Horseheads, Mrs. Yvonne Loop of Elmira; brothers, Leon and William Murray of Skaneateles, N.Y., Floyd Murray of Auburn; sister, Mrs. Myrtle King of Bath; nine grandchildren.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours today and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/8/1959

MURRAY –RITA M. O'ROURKE age 79 of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Wednesday August 27, 2014 2 weeks prior to her 80th Birthday. Rita was born in Big Flats, NY on September 10, 1934 the daughter of the late Leo and Grace Malburg Murray. She retired from the Elmira Heights School District. She married her husband Andrew D. O'Rourke on August 28, 1954 and he pre-deceased her on February 9, 1969. Mrs. O'Rourke belonged to Mother's Club and Right to Life, she was a Girl Scout Leader and a Softball Coach. She was also pre-deceased by her daughter Kimberly O. McNaney on July 22, 1999; and sisters: Alberta Sweet and Lorraine Bowers. She was the rock and foundation of this family of Irish Girls. Rita is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Susan O'Rourke and fiancé Charles Gee of Elmira Heights, NY; Jacqueline and Michael Cruttenden of Horseheads, NY; Amy and James Warner of Big Flats, NY; Melissa O'Rourke of Elmira, NY; granddaughters: Kari Lynn, Kelly (Jacquiese); Miranda (Adrian); Mallory (Seth); Cortney (Keane); Morgan, Marissa, and Lauren; great granddaughters: Ava, Brynn, Jayla, Jordyn; sister: Yvonne Loop of Endicott, NY; former son-in-law: Joseph McNaney of Big Flats, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and Friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Mrs. O'Rourke's Funeral Services will be held on Monday September 1, 2014 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Belknap officiating. Internment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The family would like to thank the entire Nursing Staff at 4C at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, especially: Jen, Amanda and Dixie. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Rita through donations to NYS Right to Life Committee 41 State Street Suite M-100 Albany, NY or to an Educational Fund for her Great Grandchildren: C/O Amy Warner 11 Farr Lane Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/30/2014

CHARLES E. MYERS age 71 of Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Millport, Monday, Dec. 28, 1964.  He is a retired employee of Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Corp.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Emma Jean Myers; daughters, Mrs. Julia Lewis and Mrs. Richard Hill, both of Elmira, Mrs. Clarence Allen of Horseheads, Mrs. William Allen of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Lee Welch of Ulysses, Mrs. Richard Townley of Millport; son, Robert of Cayuta; brother, Kenneth of Riverside, Calif.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Body will arrive at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sat. at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. William Harvey.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/31/1964

HERBERT C. MYERS, 19 of the Town of Big Flats died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 27, 1937 at 3:40 p.m.  He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Myers; six sisters, Mrs. Julia Rhinehart, Corning, Ada, Margaret, Betty, Ruth and Virginia, all at home; a brother, Robert, Elmira Heights.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Eugene VanDeventer will officiate.  Burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/29/1937

MYERS –MRS. VIRGINIA A. MILLER age 44 of Rural Rt. 9, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Beaver Valley, N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1975 at her home.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Clark N. McKinney officiating.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by husband, George H. Miller, children, Miss Deborah Allen of Elmira, William Allen of Beaver Dams, George miller III at home; mother; Mrs. Emma Myers of Millport; brother, Robert Myers of Cayuta, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Julia Lewis and Mrs. Ada Hill both of Elmira, Mrs. Louise Allen of Horseheads, Mrs. Betty Townley of Millport, Mrs. Ruth Welch of Ulysses, Pa.; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/1975
 

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