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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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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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EDWARD WIHN died Tuesday night at the family home in the town of Big Flats aged sixty-six years.  He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Clark of Corning and Mrs. Fred Smith of Big Flats; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Newbrand, Mrs. Caroline Hallauer, Mrs. Louise Whitmer and Mrs. Mary Craft, all of Webster, N.Y.; also four grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the family home Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Mr. Fillwell of Corning officiating.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Telegram 7/28/1918

 

WIHN Lizzie

Mrs. Lizzie W. Clark, 70, of Corning RD 2, Wednesday morning, July 19, 1950, at Corning.  A native of Big Flats, she had resided at Corning RD 2 for almost 50 years.  She was the widow of Lewis Clark, who died in March, 1950.  Survived by sons, Edward Clark of Coopers Plains, Hollis Clark of Corning RD 2; daughter, Mrs. Gladys Eggleston of Addison; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Grace Smith of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p. m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 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.

 

Mrs. Lizzie Clark

Final rites for Mrs. Lizzie Clark, 70, of Corning, R. D. 2, who died Wednesday in Corning Hospital, will be held from the Carpenter Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Elmer Stuart officiating.  Interment will be in Big Flats.  Mrs. Clark had been in ill health for three years.  Her husband, Lewis W. Clark, died in March of this year.    Mrs. Clark was born in Big Flats on April 23, 1880, the daughter of Edward and Rebecca Budd Wihn and married Mr. Clark in 1903.  For the past 47 years she had lived on Rose Hill.    Surviving are two sons, Hollis of Corning, R. D. 2, Rose Hill, Edward Clark of Coopers Plains, one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Eggleston of Addison, 11 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Grace Smith of Horseheads, and several nieces and nephews.   Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 tonight and Friday between 2 and 4 and 7 and 9 p. m.

 

WILLIAMS - HAYES Cheryl Ann (Williams)
50, died March 2, 2008 in Arlington, TX. She was formerly of Big Flats, NY. She is survived by one son, Jamie Hayes of Midland, TX; mother, Ada (Pettingill) Williams of Bradford, NY; brother, John Williams of Livonia, NY; one niece and nephew, Melissa Williams and John Williams II of Big Flats, NY; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Donations may be made in Cheryl's name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or to the Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/5/2008.

DONALD E. WILLIAMS age 72 of 3109 Olcott Road, Big Flats, Wednesday, may 30, 1990 at home following an extended illness.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  An American legion Memorial Service will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  Burial, Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to the American Cancer Society or Southern Tier Hospicare.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Amy Williams of Horseheads; a daughter, Cheryl Hayes of Midland, TX; 3 grandchildren, Melissa Ann Williams, John Edwin Williams and Jamie Alan Hayes; several nieces and nephews.  He was born February 9, 1918 in Corning, the son of Edwin and Ethel Pierce Williams.  He attended Corning Free Academy.  He was retired from Corning Incorporated with 49 years of active and inactive service.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and is a life member of the American Legion Skinner-Ernest Memorial Post #1612 in Big Flats, a life member of the Elmira Heights VFW Post #6083, member of 40 and 8, member of the NRA and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Association.  Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1990

ROBERT D. WILLIAMS age 60 of 3042 Lake Rd., Horseheads, Saturday, July 29, 1989 at the Arnot Ogden memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call Monday at the Barrett Funeral Home, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral and committal will be held there, Tuesday at 9 am. The Rev. John Bedzyk will officiate.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family, Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy m. Williams; by his mother, Mrs. Eileen D. Williams of Kissimmee, FL; brothers James S. Williams of Bedford, NH, Albert C. Williams of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Williams was a member of the Elmira Christian Center.  He was formerly employed by LeValley McLeod Inc. and he was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/30/1989

 

WILLIAMSON Russell

Age 63, of Horseheads, NY, died  very unexpectedly as result of a massive heart attack after riding his motorcycle in one of his favorite motorcycle events for charity. He was blessed into the arms of his Lord instantly with his wife Jeannie and his brother "Jack" by his side. Russ was the son of the late Eldon and Katherine (Owen) Williamson. He was born in Buffalo, NY on November 16th, 1947 and retired from the Elmira Water Board after many years of loyal service. He is survived by his wife and loyal companion, Jean; and his sons, Russell Paul Williamson, Kevin Williamson, Brian Williamson, Chris Williamson, Craig Williamson, all of out of state, Daniel Perry and Stephen (Katherine) Williamson, all of Elmira; brothers, Robert Williamson of Lowman, NY, John "Jack" (Evie Phenes) Williamson of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Kathleen Williamson of Elmira, Donna (Lester) Wilbur of Troy, PA; special friends, Claire and Jerry Bixby of Lowman, NY, Les (Barbara) Phenes of Elmira Heights; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, along with his canine companions "Midnight and "Missy". In recent years, it was Russ's mission to raise as much money for charity as he could while riding his motorcycle. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Troop Ride. He rode many years on the Pride Ride, the Roger Sterling Ride, the Ride for the Cause cancer ride, along with many, many other fund raising motorcycle rides. He generously offered his time, donations, and driving expertise to any cause he participated in. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Friday, August 12th, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial motorcycle ride to follow in memory to the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Rev. Robert Wuethrich will officiate. Everyone is welcome to come ride in Russell's memory. Please make memorial donations in Russell's name to the Ronald McDonald House of Syracuse and Rochester or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , which would be a wonderful tribute to Russ's legacy of raising funds for others. Flowers are graciously declined. Envelopes for both charities will be provided at the funeral home. A very special "Thank You" to all who helped Russ Sunday at the Fair Shake when he became ill.    Star Gazette – August 11, 2011

 

WILSON Albert Roger Wilson

46 of 3043 College Ave, Corning, NY, died Saturday October 13th, 2012 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira surrounded by his family.  Born in Corning, NY, he was the son of the late Paul and Joyce (Benjamin) Wilson.  “Alph” attended Corning East High School and was employed as a groundskeeper with the Corning Country Club for 29 years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and spending time with his friends and family.  Surviving are  sisters: Ellen (Scott) Chaffee of Van Etten, NY; Brenda Stackhouse of Spencer, NY, and Ruth (Plez) Tinsley of Van Etten, NY; brothers: Paul (Debra) Wilson Jr. of Van Etten, NY, and Brett (Michelle) Wilson of Beaver Dams, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. Corning Thursday October 18th from 4:00 to 7:00pm, services will follow at 7:00pm.    Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery - Big Flats, NY, Any memorials be made to the  American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790       Corning Leader – October 17, 2012

 

HARRY F. WILSON of 36 Lenox Ave., Elmira Heights, unexpectedly this morning, March 4, 1955.  He was a member of the Oakwood Methodist church, Heights Lodge 913, F&AM and the Corning Consistory.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Wilson; daughters, Mrs. Carol Knapp at home, Mrs. Hazel Patrick of Corning and Mrs. Sylvia MacBlane of Rockport, N.Y.; sons, Merritt Wilson of Horseheads and Harry Jr. of Beaver Dams; sisters, Mrs. Edna Besley of Elmira, Mrs. Blanche Payne of Newfield and Mrs. Bertha Bailey of Elmira Heights; 14 grandchildren.  The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights and Saturday morning will be removed to the family home where friends may call Saturday and Sunday.  Monday morning removal will be made to the Ballard Funeral Home where friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/4/1955

HARRY H. WILSON of RD 2, Watkins Glen, Tuesday, July 13, 1965.  Body at Brown Funeral Home, Watkins Glen but will be removed to the family home, Thursday where friends may call after 10 a.m.  Funeral in the Grace Baptist Church, Beaver Valley, Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David King.  Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Araminta Wilson; three sons, Charles Wilson of Beaver Dams; Gordon Wilson of Millport; mother, Mrs. Hazel Wilson of Elmira Heights; brother, Merritt Wilson of Horseheads; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia MacBlane of Rochester, Mrs. Carol Knapp of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Hazel Patrick of Horseheads; seven grandchildren.  Mr. Wilson was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Bodina Center, N.Y., an employee of Corning glass Works and a member of Moreland, New York State and National Grange.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/14/1965

WILSON -  MRS. LOUISE (WILSON) DAILEY
Age 85 of Millerton, Pa., Thursday, September 14, 1989. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Friday 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday 2 to 4, with the funeral and committal service at the conclusion of calling hours, Saturday afternoon, 4 p.m. Rev. Allen Hulslander will be officiating. Survived by her children, Bruce and Patricia Dailey, Delores and Leo Parchesky; grandchildren, Coleen and Lynn Friends of Millerton, Anne and Gary Grechanik of Melverne Park, NY, Susan and John Friel of Silver Springs, MD, Brian Parchesky of Millerton, Pa.; great grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew, Aaron Friends, Katherine Friel, Alexander Grechanik; brother-in-law Gerard Hedges of Painted Post. Predeceased by her husband, Harry R. Dailey, June 3, 1984 and their infant son, Carlton Dailey. Louise was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and treasurer of the United Methodist Women, member of the Wellsboro D.A.R., Tioga Chapter #160, O.E.S. The family would appreciate contributions to the Millerton United Methodist Church Building Fund.

PHILIP ROBERT WILSON, 20, of Lenox Ave., Elmira Heights, died Tuesday, July 14, 1942 at 2:45 p.m.  Survivors: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilson; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvia MacBlane of Elmira RD 1 and Misses Carol and Hazel Wilson at home; three brothers, John and Merritt, at home and Harry of Horseheads.  Private prayer service at home Friday 2 p.m. and funeral at Oakwood Methodist church at 2:30.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1942

WILSON Rodney E. Sr.
Age 54, of Corning, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 11, 2010. He was born on June 16, 1955 in Corning, the son of Myron and Emma (Canfield) Wilson. He married Dawn M. Duquette on May 27, 1978 in Corning. Rodney graduated from East High School and Corning Community College. He worked at Thomas and Betts in Horseheads for 31 years where he was a highly respected supervisor and friend. Rodney was very proud of his children. He enjoyed watching his daughter on stage. He loved his wife and children very much and enjoyed spending time and taking trips with his family. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, having traveled to Africa and the western United States with his son. Rodney loved yard work and was a handyman around the house. He took pride in his interior design. He enjoyed driving his BMW convertible in the sunshine. He is survived by his wife, Dawn M. Wilson; son, Rodney E. Wilson, Jr.; and daughter, Shelby L. Wilson, all of Corning; mother, Emma Wilson of Corning; siblings, Myron (Katie) Wilson of Corning, Sherry (Harold) Sankey of Corning, Karen (Jim) Ellis of Holland, MI, Dale (Danny) Phillips of Allen, TX, Dennis (Robin) Wilson of Grover, PA, Penny (John) Rader of Corning, and Melvin Sankey of Corning; many nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Rodney also has many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law he was very close to. He was predeceased by his father, Myron Wilson in 1968, and by his grandparents. Family and friends are invited to call at CARPENTER'S FUNERAL HOME, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning on Friday, January 15, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Those wishing may make donations in Rodney's name to the American Heart Association , PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010

STACEY M. WILSON age 20 months of 194 Pearl St., Corning, Monday, November 20, 1989 at Corning Hospital.  She was born March 30, 1988 in Corning to Roger and Alisa Clark Wilson.  Besides her parents, she is survived by 2 sisters, Amy and Loni; her maternal grandfather, Wayne Clark of Lawrenceville, PA; maternal grandmother, Doris Proctor of Corning; paternal grandparents, Francis and Rena Wilson of Corning; paternal great-grandmother, Martha Nikulich of Painted Post; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends may call Wednesday, 1 to 3 pm at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral service following at 3 pm with the Rev. Jerry Griffin officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/22/1989

HARRY R. WINDER, 48 of 339 E. Third St., Corning, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1953 at Elmira.  Mr. Winder was a Corning Glass Works employee.  Survived by mother, Mrs. Emma Winder, sister, Mrs. Margaret Bennett; nephew, Harry Bennett; uncle, Leo Dietzig, all of Corning.  The body is at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning and this afternoon will be removed to the family home where friends are invited to call and where funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Elmer J. Stuart.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1953

BEVERLY A. WISE – The funeral of Beverly Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wise of the Town of Elmira was held in the Gustin Funeral Home at Horseheads this afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The Rev. R. Viewig officiated.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/16/1931

 

DONALD WISE SR. age 57 of R.D. No. 3, Dansville, formerly of Horseheads, Thursday, October 14, 1976.  Friends may call at the Chamberlin Funeral Home, 73 Mains St., Dansville, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Margaret Blim Wise; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Besehler of Brockport, Mrs. Shirley Davis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; two sons, Donald Jr. of Nakomis, Florida and Randy at home; mother, Mrs. Inez Wise, Horseheads; five brothers, William, Floyd, Robert and Arthur Jr. all of Horseheads, Melvin of Nundo; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Nissen, Horseheads, Mrs. Marion Halstead of Elmira, Mrs. Laura Carpenter of Marion; nine grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1976

 

WISE Joanne L. Gleason

Age 65, of Elmira Heights, died with her family by her side on Tues. Nov. 22, 2011. She was born in Elmira to William and Louise (Vollmer) Wise Sr. and raised in Horseheads. Her surviving family includes her husband, Foster Gleason Sr.; sons, Foster Gleason Jr. of Elmira Heights, Jeff (LouAnn) Gleason of Elmira Heights, Anthony (Cheryl) Gleason of Elmira, Dwight (Melissa) Gleason of Elmira; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Richard (Betty) Wise of Sayre, PA, William Wise Jr. of Horseheads, Marjorie Stevens of Lawrenceville, PA; and several nieces, nephews and K-9 pal Jackie. She was a member of Elmira Heights American Legion and a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Joanne enjoyed working at the Legion and loved playing Bingo there. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sat. Nov. 26, 2011 from 11-1:30 p.m. Her service will follow at 1:30 p.m. with graveside service to also follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Family will provide flowers and those wishing may remember Joanne with memorials to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011

 

WISE Laura J. Carpenter

Age 93 of Elmira, NY died on Saturday April 14, 2012 at Elcor Nursing Home. Laura was born September 17, 1918 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Arthur and Inez VanGorder Wise. She married her husband James M. Carpenter and he predeceased her on October 6, 1987. Laura was also pre-deceased by her daughters Mary Carpenter Welch and Barbara Carpenter; her brothers Bill, Don, Mel, Floyd, and Art; her sisters Thelma and Mary. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Nancy Carpenter of Rochester, NY and Linda & Wesley Rockwell of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Robert & Joy Wise of Daleville, Alabama; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Carpenter's Gravesite Services on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 11 AM at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY with Virginia Williams officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY  Star Gazette – April 19, 2012

 

MARJORIE WISE, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wise of North Chemung died Saturday (Nov. 29, 1950) at 8 p.m. in Elmira after a brief illness.  She is survived by the parents and the following sisters and brothers; Thelma, William, Marion, Floyd, Laura, Daniel, Melvin, Robert, Arthur, Beverly Ann, all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burt VanGorder; Mrs. Anna Wise.  The remains repose in the Gustin Funeral Home at Horseheads until Tuesday morning.  The funeral will be held in the family home Tuesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1950

WISE - HOLT  Thelma (Wise) Age 93, formerly of Elmira, died Tuesday, October 4th, in Hudson, Florida. Survived by sister, Laura Carpenter, Elmira, NY; brothers, Robert (Joy) Wise, Lutz, Florida, Arthur (Janet) Wise, Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Inez Wise; brothers, Floyd, William, Donald and Melvin; and sister, Mary Halstead. Burial at Big Flats Rural Cemetery at a later date.

WILLIAM G. WISE SR. age 76 of 3074 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Wednesday, April 25, 1990 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  He was predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Louise Vollmer Wise on March 15, 1985 and is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie & Samuel Stevens of Lowman, Joanne & Foster Gleason of Elmira Heights; sons and daughter-in-law, William G. Wise Jr., of Horseheads, Richard & Betty Wise of Elmira Heights; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Mrs. Holt of Zephyr Hills, FL, Mary & Arthur Hallstead of Chemung, Mrs. Laura Carpenter of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd & Marian Wise of Horseheads, Robert & Joy Wise of Lakeland, FL, Arthur & Janet Wise of Horseheads, Mrs. Ruth Wise of Nunda, NY, Mrs. Margaret Battaglia of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Lena Vollmer of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was born in Elmira, December 28, 1913, son of Arthur & Inez (VanGorder) Wise and was also predeceased by brothers, Donald & Melvin and grandson; John Stevens.  Mr. Wise retired in 1976 after a life-long career as a builder and contractor.  He was also an avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  His funeral service will be held there on Sunday at 2 pm.  The Rev. R. Kurt Traugott will officiate.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1990

WITTER Betty Young
age 82, of Big Flats, died
at the home of Leland and Barbara Cole, on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 with her son Danny and her daughter Barbara by her side. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Corning, the daughter of the late Leland and Vera (Waters) Witter. She married Robert Young on October 8, 1946 in Corning. He predeceased her on July 30, 2003. They were married for 56 ½ years. Betty worked at the Big Flats Elementary School, A & P Plant in Horseheads, and Bottcher's Gardens. She was a wonderful person to all the kids in the neighborhood and put others before herself. Betty loved camping and fishing. Betty is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Bill Powell of Corning and Barbara and Lee Cole of Big Flats, sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Valerie Young of Horseheads, and Charles and Melissa Young of California, sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Elton Morse of Starkey, NY and Beverly and Don Lewis of Horseheads, brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Betty Ann Witter of Florida, grandchildren, Deborah, Heather (Bill), Bethany (Matt), Brittany, Brandon, and Destiny, great grandchildren, Damien, Kylie, Kyle, Tyler, Ryleigh, Kenady, and Greydon, and several nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, she was predeceased by her daughters, Sherry Young in 1957 and Deborah Young-Burgett in 1972, grandsons, Kevin Cole in 2002 and Teddy Carlson in 2005, sister, Clara Andrews, and brother, Leland Witter. It was Betty's wish that there be no calling hours. A memorial service honoring the life of Betty will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Hillview United Methodist Church, 109 Hillview Drive, Big Flats, NY. Burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, NY 14609-5896, Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the Alzheimer's Association-Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.

LELAND E. WITTER age 80 of 3071 Olcott Rd., Big Flats, Sunday, April 3, 1983 at the Corning Hospital following an extended illness.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hills Funeral Home, Main St., Big Flats.  Funeral and committal services will beheld Wednesday at 11a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Braid of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years Vera Walters Witter; 4 daughters, Mrs. Richard (Clara) Andrews of AZ, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Young of Big Flats, Mrs. Donald (Beverly) Lewis of Horseheads, Mrs. Alton (Barbara) Morse of Campbell; 2 sons, Leland E. Witter of Batavia, NY and Ernest L. Witter of Horseheads; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 24one niece.  He was born Sept. 14, 1902 in Corning, NY the son of Ernest and Lena (Launsbury) Witter.  He was retired from Corning Glass Works.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1983

GEORGE E. WOLCOTT, 83, of River Road, South Corning, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1961.  He was a member of South Corning Community Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Millie Chapman Wolcott; daughters, Mrs. Carl Thalhafer of Endicott, Mrs. Gerald Barton of Pine Valley; sons, Orson E. of Boca Raton, Fla., Noble E. of Bath, George L. of Corning RD 1, Kenneth E. of Big Flats; brothers, Noble E. of Corning RD 1, Eugene of Corning.  Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 11/30/1961

GEORGE J. WOLF age 63 of Eacher Hollow Rd., Big Flats, Friday, Jan. 17, 1964.  He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Horseheads; retired policeman.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen Wolf; sister, Mrs. Marjorie Hutter of Long Island.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Requiem Mass at 10 in St. Mary’s Church.  Recitation of Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/18/1964

DARIUS WOOD, 53, died Saturday morning (April 7, 1928) at the family home in the Town of Horseheads, he is survived by his widow; two sons, Arthur and Earl; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Cresher of Swartwood; two brothers, Joel of Big Flats and Frank of Elmira Heights; four sisters, Mrs. William McCarrick of Elmira, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Fassett, Pa., Mrs. George Dowd of California and Mrs. Crandall of Horseheads.  The remains repose in the Gustin Funeral Home in Horseheads where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1928

HAYNES, MRS. HELEN WOOD (SRGP 08376)
 Mrs. Helen Haynes, 75, Town of Big Flats, died Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.  She is survived by a son, Burr Haynes of Corning; two brothers, Samuel and Eugene Wood of Troy, Pa.  The body is in the Mathews & VanBuskirk funeral home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Tues. At 10 a.m.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

 

WOODRUFF Charles Alex Woodruff

Age 84 of Elmira, NY died at home Friday, February 22, 2013. He was born in Elmira on the 25th of December 1928. Surviving are his children: son: Charles (Rosemary) Woodruff Jr. of Polk City, FL; daughters: Dorothy (Randy) Seymour of Dundee, NY, Miriam Woodruff of Watkins Glen; son: Bennett Woodruff of Elmira; daughter: Georgia (Larry) Teed of Wellsboro; grandchildren: Bradley Hagan, Meghann Hourihan, Matthew (Sarah) Hourihan, Colin Teed, Stephen Teed; great-grandchildren: Evan and Gabe Hourihan, Patrick White. Charlie is predeceased by his son: Henry and Julie Woodruff. He started his law enforcement career in the Town of Big Flats as a policemen and transferred to be a deputy in the Chemung County Sheriff's Department, where he later retired as Sergeant at the age of 70. He was a devoted Masonic Mason, of the Elmira Lodge #95 F&AM Masonic Lodge, He was also affiliated with the Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378. He served as Asst. Grand Lecturer for the Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga Dist. From 1995-1996 and served the District from 1996-1997 as the District Deputy Grand Master. He mastered the Masonic Ritual and was always willing to take part when asked. He along with R.W. Walter Hastings were instrumental in starting the Purple Team in early 2000, willing to put on the Second Degree for any Masonic Lodge in need. Charlie was also a Loyal member of the Kalurah Shrine of Endicott, NY where he provided countless hours of transportation to many children in need of free medical care. Transporting children to Shrine Hospitals in Philadelphia, Erie, and Boston. He was proud to work many hours behind the sno-cone stand for both Binghamton and Elmira Shrine Circuses. He was a devoted member of the Scottish Rite, Lodge Council Chapter Consistory. He enjoyed fishing, canoeing, and bird watching especially eagles, and there was not a John Wayne movie he hadn't seen. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:00PM to 7:30PM. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the Masonic Committal services at 7:45PM. Graveside services will be held privately in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Charles Alex Woodruff' s name to the Shiners' Hospital of your choice to help provide the best medical care free of charge to children in need everywhere. Brethren of the Elmira Masonic Lodge #95 F&AM will assemble at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. at 7:15PM on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to honor our depart brother, Charles A. Woodruff in Masonic Committal at 7:30PM. Signed, Bruce Williams Secretary.   Star Gazette – February 24, 2013

 

LAWRENCE N. WOODWARD age 61 of Cameron Mills, NY, Saturday, February 7, 1976 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.  Friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H. P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Addison.  Funeral services will be conducted there Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Lewis Garlick officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Ethel; two brothers, Floyd Woodward of Elmira, John Woodward of Addison; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hill of Addison, N.Y. RD 3, Mrs. Alberta Sherman of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Woodward was born in Rathbone Twp., N.Y. May 9, 1914, the son of Frank and Jennie Breese Woodward.  He has been highway superintendent for the town of Rathbone for the past 10 years.  He was a member and past master of Cameron Mills Lodge No. 547 F.&A.M.  He was past president of Steuben County Highway Superintendent’s Assn.  Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and memorials will be accepted for the Cameron Mills United Methodist Church.  /Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/8/1976

WOODWARD - Dr. William Woodward - Yesterday afternoon, at Big Flats, the grave closed over the remains of William Woodward. MD, an old physician of that village. In that grave was buried more of human excellence than the community can well afford to lose. The virtues which make men useful, progressive, respected, which make those about them more earnest, more honest and better for personal contact were his. His private life know no stain; his professional career was such as to cause a multitude, in the years that are gone, to call him blessed; his relations to the community were those of a public spirited, progressive, interested citizen. In political, professional and private relations he carried a firm conscientiousness which none ever doubted. Dr. William Woodward was one of the best known citizens of Chemung county. He was born at Westleigh farm, Biddeford, Devonshire, England, January 20, 1817, and at the age of eight years came with his father to America. The family settled in Tompkins county, where many evidences yet remain in the style of buildings, of the influx of sturdy English settlers, among whom the Woodward's were numbered. The country common school formed the basis of his education, and was supplemented by a course at the Geneva Medical college, then one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the east. His preparation for the medical profession was thorough, but study was never neglected until his failing health took him away from his books. The latest medical works, as from time to time they appeared, found their way not merely to his library shelves, but to this desk where they were near to his right hand ready for perusal, when he was not engaged in the active labors of his profession. The result was that he took with him to the sick room, as his patients were accustomed to say, "all there was in the books." He was one of the most zealous of the members of the county medical society and few indeed, there were of the members who brought clearer minds or more thorough knowledge to the discussion of the questions brought before that body. Again and again the society showed its confidence and esteem for Dr. Woodward by electing him to various offices. He served as its president, secretary, treasurer, delegate to the state convention and performed the duties of every position in the most  acceptable manner. The medical journals found space for many articles from his pen, on professional topics, and the local papers have at various times been favored with valuable contributions. While the practice and study of medicine occupied so much of his time, other departments of literature were not neglected. He loved the poets and he knew their writings as he knew the pages of his favorite medical works. The noblest lines of Shakespeare, the tenderest sentiments of Burns, the keenest satire of Pope, the most brilliant passages from Scott and the choicest words of many another writer were stored in his memory and were frequently used with aptness in conversation. The doctor himself, wielded a poetic pen and the muse by no means frowned upon his wooing. The Greek, Latin and French languages received much of his attention and he kept his knowledge of them bright long after the time when most men have allowed them almost to disappear from their memories. In religious and educational matters, Dr. Woodward felt a deep interest. He was one of the founders of the Episcopal church at Big Flats and very largely through his efforts the organization has been maintained and the church approaches a prosperous condition. He was for many years a member of the board of trustees of the village school, and was always active in working for its welfare. As cemetery trustee and in various other positions he had served the people of the village well. One of his distinguishing characteristics was his love for the study of the Indian lore and tradition of this section. He knew the name in the Indian dialect of every hill, stream and natural object in the vicinity and its equivalent in English. He acquired much knowledge of Indian tradition and romance and the early history of the settlement of the county, and a volume on local history from his pen would have been valuable and extremely interesting. An hour of conversation on such topics with him was to be highly prized. He leaves a wife and three children - Charles, a lawyer at Watkins; Dr. George, now in the United States navy; and Miss Hattie. Sentences extolling his character are unnecessary. Everywhere he was known, it was as a conscientious man, as a man of wide learning, great industry and thorough honestly, a man who labored for others as well as himself, a man who has been of benefit to the world. Above his grave for all time to come it may be said "Much worth lies buried here." A special joint meeting of the Chemung County Medical society and the Elmira Academy of Medicine was held Friday morning at 11 o'clock for the purpose of taking action upon his death. Dr. William C. Wey was chosen chairman of the meeting. Remarks of tribute were made by Drs. T.H. Squire, H.H. Purdy, Dr. R.L. Bush, Dr. Colegrove and Dr. W.C. Wey. - Elmira Telegram, July 3, 1887 

WOODS - PARRISH, Althea Emma
Age 78, of Roberts Ave. in Corning, died Friday, April 6th, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Althea was born in Muskegon, Michigan, the daughter of George and Emma Woods. In May of 1946, Althea married Lloyd Parrish in Vestal, NY. Lloyd died in July of 1996 after just over 50 years of marriage. Althea enjoyed being with family and friends, and especially liked meeting her friends at McDonalds and the mall. Althea is survived by three sons, Harold (Judy) Parrish of Beaver Dams, Kenneth Parrish of Watkins Glen, and Edward (Betty) Parrish of Lindley, NY; two daughters, Vicci (Walter) Gilbert of Beaver Dams, and Mary (Robert) Southard of Corning; a very special friend, Don Tietje; ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; a son, Edward Norman; and brother, Norman. In keeping with Althea's wishes, there will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, with the Rev. John Armstrong officiating. Althea's family suggests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing send donations in Althea's name to a charity of one's choice. Carpenters Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

LEROY WORDEN, 61, of 115 S. Hamilton St., Painted Post, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1953.  Mr. Worden was a former custodian in Corning schools.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Ralph Coy of Painted Post; grandchildren, Delores, June, Ronald and Ralph Coy; brothers, Howard of Johnstown, Stanley of Oxford, N.Y.  The body is at the Stevens Funeral Home, Painted Post where friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. William Cusworth.  Burial at Rural Home Cemetery, big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1953

ANGELA MARIE WRIGHT age 6 weeks, of Lot 5, Brookhaven Trailer Park, Millport, NY, Saturday, October 7, 1989.  Survived by parents, Raymond and Michele Webb Wright; a brother, Michael Anthony Novick at home; paternal grandmother, Faith Clark of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Barbara Bryington of Horseheads; maternal great-grandparents, Leslie and Emily Webb, both of Catlin; paternal great-grandfather, Walter Raplee of Watkins Glen; an uncle, Gary Wright of Cayuta, NY; several cousins.  Relatives and friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Tuesday at 11 am.  The Rev. Len Chayka of the Calvary Baptist Church.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

YALE –MRS. EUNACE KNOX, 74, widow of the Rev. John Knox, former resident of Painted Post and Big Flats many years died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1937 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ray C. McAllister in Painted Post where Mrs. Knox had made her home since the death of her husband about five years ago.  Survivors are two sons, Clayton Y. Knox, Oak Park, Ill., James A. Knox, Medford, Mass.; two daughters, Mrs. George P. Knight, Roosevelt, L. I., Mrs. R. C. McAllister, Painted Post; six grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Eliza Yale, Cold Springs, Pa.; Mrs. E. H. Cortright and Mrs. James Taylor, both of Honesdale, Pa.; and a brother, William Yale, Cold Springs, Pa.  Funeral service will be held privately in the family home, Painted Post Sunday at 1 o’clock and at 2:30 o’clock at the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Kindly omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1937

SHERRY LEE YOUNG, 7, of Big Flats, today, March 225, 1957.  She attended the Big Flats School and was a member at the Big Flats Methodist Church.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young; sisters, Ruth Ann and Deborah Lou; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Witter of Big Flats, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Young of Campbell; great-grandmother, Mrs. Arthur White of Painted Post.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home.  Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday after 3 p.m. and Wednesday evening.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Barrett.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1957

SIMEON C. YOUNG of 228 Golden Glow Drive, Big Flats, Thursday, April 7, 1960.  He formerly owned and operated a bakery on Davis St.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude E. Young.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Derwin G. Hauser, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/8/1960

EMIL EDWARD ZIEGLER, 40, Town of Catlin. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 5, 1943.  Survived by wife, Nettie; son, George Edward at home; father, Ludwig Ziegler, Elmira; brothers, Herman and Ludwig, Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Archie Sawdey, Catlin, Mrs. Fred VanKuren, Pine City, Mrs. Ray Vater, Elmira.  Funeral at the VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads, Wednesday 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Paul P. Frohne.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1943

ZIEGLER –MRS. LENA L. SAWDEY age 72 of Jackson Hill Rd., Montour Falls, Saturday, January 8, 1972 after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral home, Montour Falls, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Raymond MacCumber officiating.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Donations may be made in Mrs. Sawdey’s name to a favorite charity.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Kent of Horseheads, Mrs. Leslie (Harriett) Austin of Horseheads, Mrs. Wellington (Carol) Doane of Montour Falls; one sister; Mrs. Raymond (Bertha) Valer of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1972

FRANK R. (BUD) ZIMDAHL age 71, of 3064 N. Triphammer Rd., Lansing, NY, formerly of Big Flats, NY, Thursday, December 11, 1986 at Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, NY.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held there on Sunday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Paul Mills will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY, where Military Honors will be accorded.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Mrs. Edith (Randall) Zimdahl; daughters and son-in-law, Patricia and James Donegan of Fairport, NY and Margo Zimdahl of Syracuse, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Cathy Zimdahl, Jr., of Aurora, NY; grandchildren, Kathleen and Susan Donegan and Andrew J. Zimdahl; sisters, Mrs. Louise Jamieson of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Margaret Fitzsimmons and Mrs. Gertrude Cooper, both of big Flats, NY, Mrs. Catherine Hostrander of Corning, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. .Zimdahl retired in 1978 as Supervisor of Maintenance at the Milliken Station of NYSEG with 30 years of service.  He was a United States Army Veteran of WW II.  He was a member and Past Master of Big Flats Lodge #378 F. & A.M.  Bud was also a member of the Stonehedge Golf Club of Groton, NY and a former member of the Big Flats Fire Department.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/13/1986

FRED ZIMDALL SR., 79, of Big Flats, Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, 1950.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mary Carr, Mrs. Louise Jamieson, both of Elmira, Mrs. Emma Smith, Mrs. Margaret Fitzsimmons, Mrs. Gertrude Cooper, all of Big Flats, Mrs. Catherine Hostrander of Corning; sons, Fred of Corning, Frank of Penn Yan, William of Geneva, Theodore of Rathbone; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a member of the German Evangelical Church of Elmira; Big Flats Lodge, F&AM; and the Volunteer Fire Department of Big Flats.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Floyd S. Hendershot.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/16/1950  (ZIMDAHL on tombstone reading)

SYLVESTER B. ZIMMER, 84, of Buffalo, formerly of big Flats, died Thursday Jan. 4, 1940 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Hanor of Buffalo.  Besides Mrs. Hanor he is survived by one brother, Wesley of Horseheads and three grandchildren.  The body will be brought to the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, Today.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/5/1940


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?. –MRS. DAISY ELIZABETH ANDERSON of 158 Pine St., Corning.  The body is at the residence where friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Roger Alling.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/1/1953

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Dorothy M. Age 81 years, of Markle Road, Big Flats, NY, died Thursday, January 5, 2006, at Corning Hospital. She was a member of Central Assembly of God Church in Horseheads, NY. Surviving are her daughters, Shirley Burns of Robertsdale, AL, Deborah Noyes of Pensacola, FL, Patricia (Bernie) Bonnell of Corning, NY, and Margaret Shepherd of Pensacola, FL; son, Robert (Grace) Shephard of Horseheads, NY; and her sister, Edna Traylor of Clarksville, TN; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and special lifelong friend, Betty Houghtaling. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a Funeral Service proceeding at 7 p.m. Rev. Joseph Zaino officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will be held in the family plot at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY, on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Dorothy's name to the Central Assembly of God Church, 1 Brenway Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845.

?. –MRS LIDDIE BARTON age 81 of Lowman, formerly of Erin, N.Y. Friday, November 7, 1975.  Friends may call at the Arnold Funeral Home, Van Etten, Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday 1 p.m.  Rev. David Buchanan.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Charles Barton of Erin; daughters, Mrs. Frances Craven of Erin, Mrs. Annabelle Rose of Erin, Mrs. Dorothy Rorick of Van Etten, Mrs. Adah Buchanan of Kirkville, N.Y.; Mrs. Mertie Freeman of Lowman, N.Y.; 31 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1975

?. –MAE BROWN age 74 of RD 2, Corning, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1967.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, South Corning Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Vrzal.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sons, Raymond and Franklin, both of Horseheads; daughters, Mrs. George Pratt of Caton, Mrs. Ernest White of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Russell Renshaw of Portsmouth, Va.; sisters, Mrs. John Brown of Horseheads and Mrs. Leland Witter of Big Flats; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Caton Baptist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/29/1967

?. –MRS. MARY C. BROWN late of 908 South Avenue, Horseheads.  The body is in the Mathews & VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home, Thursday afternoon.  The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Frederick Maunder will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1933

?. –MRS. FANNIE BRUCE, 87 of Horseheads, RD 1, Monday, July 1, 1946.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Elsie Scudder of Horseheads, RD 1; Mrs. John Pyle of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Ray Voorhees of Big Flats; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Body is at the VanBuskirk and Lynch Funeral Home and will be moved to Mrs. Scudder’s residence tonight.  Funeral Thursday, July 4, at 2 p.m. Rev. Wilson Yost.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2/1946

?. –MRS. MAUDE A. BRYANT, 64, of Pine Valley, Friday, Oct. 15, 1948.  Survived by husband; son, Nelson of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Della Lynch of Rochester; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Body is at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home.  Funeral announcement later.  (Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/15/1948

?. –MRS. CORNELIA L. BURGESS age 85 of 419 Main St., Big Flats Friday, Dec. 20, 1974 at home.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Monday 11 a.m., the Rev. Marcy Punnett.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the local Cancer Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/1974

?. –MRS. LIBBIE BURRIS age 78 of Elba Trailer court, Waverly, Monday, Dec. 6, 1965 after a three month illness.  Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Bartholomew of the First Presbyterian Church, Sayre, Pa. officiating.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by husband, Arthur K. Burris at home; son, Clifford F. Burris of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Barbara Burris of Cortland; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jane Snyder of Schenectady; several nieces and nephews.  She was born in the Town of Catlin and resided in that area until after her marriage and she resided in Elmira and Binghamton area before coming to Waverly about one year ago.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Binghamton.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/1965

?. –MRS. CORA B. CAMPBELL age 75 of Franklin St., Horseheads, Monday, November 15, 1971.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m., the Rev. R. David Oertel.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sisters; Mrs. Maude Brown of Horseheads, Mrs. Anna young of Elmira; aunt, Mrs. Edith Hamilton of Chambers, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/1917

?. –MRS. MARY CHALMERS, 75 of 412 Herrick St., this morning, Jan. 22, 1952, widow of John Chalmers.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. James Mannix of Corning and Mrs. Walter Greek of Elmira; son John Edward Chalmers of Vestal; sisters, Mrs. Linnie Peterson of Big Flats, Mrs. Nettie Fritsch of Elmira heights and Mrs. Grace Peterson of Elmira; five grandchildren.  The body is at the Smith & Fudge Funeral home.  Announcements later.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)  -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/22/1952

?. –MRS. FLORA CLARK, 312 ½ Dewitt Ave., Friday, Nov. 26, 1943.  Survived by husband, Harry A. Clark; sister-in-law, Mrs. Cora Dewey of Waverly; niece, Mrs. Ella Cooper of Big Flats.  Body is at the Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral announcements later.  (Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/1943

?. –MRS. LIZZIE W. CLARK, 70 of Corning RD 2, Wednesday morning July 19, 1950 at Corning.  A native of Big Flats, she had resided at Corning RD 2 for almost 50 years.  She was the widow of Lewis Clark, who died in March, 1950.  Survived by sons, Edward Clark of Coopers Plains, Hollis Clark of Corning RD 2; daughter, Mrs. Gladys Eggleston of Addison; 11 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Grace Smith of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 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 7-20/1950

?. –ELIZABETH R. – MRS. CHARLES H. COLLINS, 114 E. Erie Ave., Corning, wife of a well known New York Central Railroad employee died at her home about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1940 after a protracted illness.  The body is at the Irene S. Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/28/1940

?. MRS. LUCY E. COMSTOCK, Owego, 62, wife of Charles Comstock died at her home Friday, May 26, 1930.  The funeral will be held at the home, 182 North Avenue, the Rev. Selby Swift officiating.  Interment will be at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, J. Ralph of Montclair, N.J. and a sister, Mrs. Leon J. Baird of Owego, formerly of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/17/1930

?. –MRS. MARL L. CONTE age 75 of 190 ½ Clarence St., Watkins Glen, NY, Wednesday, January 14, 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY, Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 pm.  Mr. Thomas Buczek Jr. officiating.  Interment, Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Those wishing to remember Mrs. Conte may make memorials to the Southern Tier Association for the Blind, 719 Lake St., Elmira, NY.  She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Baker of Watkins Glen, NY, Mrs. Mary L. Monroe of Iva, SC, Mrs. Alverna M. Sample of Montour Falls, NY, Katherine Nemeth-Spearman of Leisure City, Fl and Mrs. Julia A. Harvey of Cayuta, NY; sons, Robert A. Spearman of Sacramento, CA, Arthur R. Spearman of Miami, FL, John R. Spearman of Syracuse, NY; 28 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Mabel French of Hornell, NY; several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Conte was predeceased by her daughter, Mrs. Sharon L. Alderman in January of 1965.  Mrs. Conte was a member of Kingdom hall of Jahovah Witness of Watkins Glen, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1987

?. –MRS. JUD H. (ELLA) COOPER of Horseheads RD 1, Wednesday, Mar. 30, 1949.  Survived by husband; sons, Herbert L. Wheeler of Corning, Guy N. Wheeler, formerly of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. William Sullivan of Elmira; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where funeral will be held Saturday, 2 p.m.  Rev. Wesley W. Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Advertiser 4/1/1949

?. –MRS. SALLY M. COWLEY of 1022 Cottage Drive West, Friday, Jan. 3, 1975.  Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., Sunday 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church at 10 a.m., burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by husband, Richard J. Cowley; sons, Richard J. Cowley Jr. of West Chester, Pa., John F. Cowley of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Mrs. David (Elizabeth A.) Tyler of Waltham, Mass.; half-brother, LeRoy Hammerick of Georgia; sister, Mrs. Daisy Jordan of Macon, Georgia; grandson, Jeffrey Cowley and granddaughter, Janet Cowley both of West Chester, Pa.  She was an employee of Industrial Service Corp and a member of the Elmira heights Chapter B.P.W.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the Heart Assoc. will be appreciated.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/5/1975

?. –MRS. BLANCHE M. CRANE age 87 of 324 W. Gray St., Elmira, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1971.  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., Rev. Bruce W. Porter. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by grandsons, Simeon Hughson of Horseheads, Charles Fisk of Knoxville, pa.; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/7/1971

?. –KATHRYN CUNNINGHAM age 72 of RD 1 Cayuta, N.Y. Saturday, May 12, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden memorial Hospital.  Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Rev. Donald Hoe of the Methodist Church in Big Flats.  Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  Survived by one daughter, miss Myrtle Cunningham, Big Flats; two sons, John, Horseheads, George, Cayuta, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Helen Young of Crawford, N.J.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1972

?. –EMMA DAILEY age 83 years at the Bath Infirmary, formerly of Lawrenceville RD 1, Sunday, August 22, 1976.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Tuesday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Kent J. Lattimer officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.  She is survived by two sons, Raymond Conklin of Morrisville, Pa. and Elmer Dailey of Hendy Creek Road; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Geraldine) McIlwain with whom she resided; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.  She was the widow of Lewis Dailey.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/1976

?. –MRS. LOUISA DAILEY, 84, widow of Seymour Dailey died Thursday morning, July 28, 1938 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Catherine Fritsch, 239 College Ave., Elmira Heights after an extended illness.  She was a member of the German Evangelical Church and the Ladies’ Aid Society of that church.  Mrs. Dailey is survived by two sons, Charles F. Dailey of Rochester, Lewis J. Dailey of Elmira R. D. 1 near Fitches Bridge; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Fritsch.  The body is in the Holly Funeral Home and late Thursday night will be removed to the home of Louis J. Dailey near Fitches Bridge.  Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. T. L. Trost and Rev. E. D. VanDyke.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1938

?. MRS. MARGARET DATES, 43 of 233 W. Third St., Corning, Sunday, Aug. 29, 1961.  Survived by husband, Marvin Dates; son, Robert at home.  Body at Stover Funeral Home.  The Rev. Louis Phillips.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/1961

?. –MRS. LUELLA C. DAVENPORT age 81, of Davenport Rd., Big Flats, Wednesday, March 1, 1967.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral in the Presbyterian Church, Big Flats, Friday 2 p.m., the Rev. Marcy Punnett.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by husband, Charles; niece, Mrs. Alice Trescott of Elmira; cousin, Mrs. Grace Johnson of Elmira.  She was a retired school teacher and member of Presbyterian Church of Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/2/1967

?. –MRS. BLANCHE M. DECKER age 70 of 255 Coldwell Ave., Sunday June 17, 1973 at Buffalo, N.Y.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Edward R. McCracken.  Burial Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband, Harrison Decker; daughters, Mrs. Gladys Saxbury of Kenmore, N.Y., Mrs. Geraldine Harris of Millerton, Mrs. Loretta Travis of Elmira, Mrs. Edna Gardner of Elmira Heights; sons, Harold and Robert Decker, both of Elmira; 23 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Emma Barrett of Corning, Mrs. Florence Taylor of Elmira and several nieces and nephews.  She was a retired employee of Bendix Motor Components Parts Division.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/1973

?. –MRS. MARY CATHERINE DEGROAT 84, of Big Flats, today, Feb. 15, 1949.  Survived by husband, Charles; daughters, Mrs. Laura Smalt of Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Hazel Kriegel of Lancaster, N.Y., Mrs. Dora Miller of Horseheads RD 1; sons, William of Buffalo, Charles J. of Williamson, N.Y., Harrison of Lakeland, Fla. and Earl of Derby, N.Y.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral announcements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1949 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

? (Dobney) - Mrs. John T. Dobney- Mrs. John T. Dobney died at the family home in Pine City, Thursday morning at 11:30 o'clock., aged fifty-seven years. She is survived by her husband and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dobney was a member of the M.E. Church of Big Flats for many years. Funeral services will be held at the home in Pine City Sunday at 1 o'clock; and the funeral will be at the M.E. church of Big Flats at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. L. A. Giles of Millerton, Pa., to officiate. Burial will be in the Rural Home cemetery at Big Flats.

?. –MRS (LORETTA) ARCHIE B. EAMES  - Mrs. Loretta T. Eames, who died Monday (Apr. 8, 1929) in Brooklyn, NY, while on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Bertha Wagner and son, Wilfred, 8 who also lost there lives due to monoxide gas escaping from a defective gas heater.   The remains repose in the Harrington Funeral Home in this city, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. M. L. Hallock will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/`929

?. –MRS. MARY J. EARL, 45 years, widow of Frank Earl, died at 8 o’clock Thursday night (May 12, 1927) at Brookside Crest Sanitarium where she had been ill for some time.  She is survived by a son, John J. Earl and a grandson, Clifford Earl, both of Pittsburg, Pa., also several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Earl was a well known nurse and resident in Elmira 50 years.  She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and the Daughters of Union Veterans.  The remains repose in the Harrington Funeral home, where the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.  The hour is to be announced later.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/1927

?. –ELSIE H. EASTERBROOK age 82 of 213 W. 15th St., Elmira Heights, NY, Friday, October 17, 1986.  Funeral services will be held at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Monday at 11 am.  The Rev. J. Scott Miller officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Lucile Easterbrook of Big Flats, NY; grandsons, Glen and Mary Lou Easterbrook of Livonia, MI and Norman Easterbrook of Tallahassee, FL; several nieces; 1 nephew.  She was a member of the North Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, past president of the Elmira Heights BPW a retired School Teacher of the Elmira Heights Central School District.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie L. Easterbrook in 1965.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1986

?. –MRS. ANNA FARR – The funeral of Mrs. Anna C. Farr will be held in the family home at Big Flats Wednesday (June 7, 1933) at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Mrs. Lillian H. Chapman will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/1933

?. –MRS. ALICE E. FORD, 82, of 760 Thompson St., formerly of Horseheads, Wednesday evening, Oct. 28, 1953, at the home of daughter, Mrs. Carl Lockner.  She was the widow of Edgar T. Ford.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Carl Lockner with whom Mrs. Ford had made her home and Mrs. Henry Lockner of Sodus Center; grandchildren, Mrs. B. David Scott of Newark, N.Y., Harold E. Ford of Horseheads and Joseph Ford of LeRoy, Pa.; great-grandson, David Brian Scott of Newark.  The body is at the Sparrow Funeral Home, 305 S. Main St. where friends may call after 7 this evening and Friday from 2 to5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where the funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. G. Elliott Presby. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/29/1953

?. –LYDA Q. FOSHAY age 84 of 2874 Canal St., Big Flats, Sunday, May 21,1972 at home after a short illness.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern Star Service Tuesday at 8 p.m. Rev. Harry Sagar and Rev. Donald Ree officiating.  Burial at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lewis Reas of 2874 Canal St., Big Flats; grandson, Keith Reas, student at Oberlin College; granddaughter Mrs. Duane (Faye) Gardner of Big Flats; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was a life resident of Big Flats, graduate of Northside Training Class 1905.  Taught school in S. Corning Primary Grades and in Big Flats for 15 years.  She retired 15 years ago.  She was a member of N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Assoc., Big Flats Order of Eastern Star.  She was the oldest living past matron of Eastern Star, being Matron in 1921.  She was the oldest member of the Big Flats Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Big Flats Methodist Church Memorial Fund.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1972

?. –MRS. ALICE I. FULKERSON age 56 of Main St., Big Flats, Sunday, Dec. 15. 1963.  She was a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church and its Hope Circle.  Survived by husband, Joseph Fulkerson; sisters, Mrs. Maude Russell of Binghamton, Mrs. Bart Kenyon of Elmira.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul Maitland.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/1963

?. –MRS. NETTIE GILLIS age 78 of RD #1, Pine City, Hendy Creek Rd., Wednesday, September 18, 1985.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Thursday, 7 to 9 pm and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with funeral services there Saturday at 10 am the Rev. Melanie Cole officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Darlene Gillis of Pine City; daughter-in-law, Delphine Ziegler of Elmira Heights; 5 grandchildren, George Ziegler, Jr. of Wellsburg, Shannon Gillis of Elmira, David, Matthew and Kristi Gillis of Pine City; 2 great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Louise Middaugh of Pine City, Esther Shepard of Elmira, Harriett Ripley of Pine City; step-son, Robert Gillis of Corning; several nieces and nephews; close friends, Inez Leach and Linda Grover.  She was the wife of the late Harold D. Gillis, who died March 26, 1981.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/19/1985

?. –MRS. ELLA R. GOFF, 95, of Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Monday, Nov. 8, 1948.  Survived by several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the VanBuskirk & Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, where funeral will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Wilson Youst.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1948

?. –MRS. NANCY GOULD, 92, OF 1301 Maple Ave., Saturday, Sept. 3, 1949.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Clarence Estep of Elmira; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Wilson Funeral Home where funeral was held today, 2 p.m.  The Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1949

?. –MRS. GEORGE HACKETT, 74, formerly of 1107 Charles St., Elmira and recently a resident of Corning died Thursday, Mar. 6, 1941 in a Corning hospital after an extended illness.  She leaves her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Edward White of Corning; two sons, Carl of Wellsburg and Clyde of Elmira Heights and several grandchildren.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home at Big Flats where the funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. I. A. Falk of the Big Flats Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Big Flats.  The family gratefully declines flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/7/1941

?. –MRS. MABLE B. HANOR, 66, of 387 Windermere Blvd., Buffalo, formerly of Big Flats and Corning. Monday evening, June 25, 1951.  Survived by husband, Dr. W. A. Hanor of Buffalo, formerly of Corning; sons, Harry Hanor of Buffalo, Carlton Hanor of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Patricia and Richard Hanor, both of Chicago; niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Elmira.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Wesley W. Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/1951

?. –MRS. SARAH A. HAVENS, 82, widow of Charles L. Havens of Big Flats, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie A. Personius, Caroline Depot, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 27, 1942.  Survivors: her daughter; sons, Frank H. Havens of Lindley, Ray N. Havens of Elmira; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Ford Crippen, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/27/1942

?. –MRS. (HARRIETT K.) ARTHUR D. HILTON of Haverford, Pa. who died Wednesday May 8, 1940.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats today at 2 p.m. EDT.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/20/1940

?. –MRS. CLARISA HOOKER – The Death of an Estimable Lady of Nelson, Pa. – On the evening of July 2, 1886 another of our people was called away by death.  This time it was Mrs. Clarisa Hooker, wife of Thomas Hooker, age fifty-eight years.  The moved to Nelson some five or six years ago from Big Flats, N.Y.; who for most of their relatives reside.  Originally Mrs. Hooker came from New Jersey and was married in 1852, leaving now her husband and four children to mourn her loss.  Death has been reaching down for her for some time and finally claimed her as its own.  When the dreadful disease, cancer, located in the stomach had done its dreadful work and being constantly under the influence of opiates to relieve the excruciating pain, she died unconsciously and without a struggle.  But long before the final crisis she had evinced her Christian patience and resignation to the ordeal, even longing to go, and testifying to Christian friends and neighbors that she would not, even if it were in her power, exchange places with them, being son near home.  She was a very quiet, reserved and exemplary woman in every relation in life and a member of the M.E. Church at Big Flats, where her body was taken the next morning for interment on the Sabbath.  All the member of the family kindly ministered to her wants, but her daughter, Mrs. Davenport of Mansfield, deserves special mention for her untiring devotion to her mother and the kind friends and neighbors who helped and sympathized with the family in their affliction are thus kindly remembered and sincerely thanked by those for the same.  –Corning Telegram 7/11/1886

?. –MRS. CLARA B. HOPKINS died at the home of her, Mrs. Homer Bryant, 608 South Main Street, Saturday (Jan.11, 1930) at 3:30 p.m.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bryant of this city, Miss Helen Hopkins and Mrs. John Lynch of Rochester; a son, Purl Hopkins of Big Flats; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home of the daughter in Elmira.  The Rev. H. Ward Lewis will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/13/1930

?. –MRS. ELIZABETH A. HOUSE, 70, of Moreland, Schuyler County Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1954.  Survived by husband, Harry G. House; sons, Ray E. Harrington of Corning, Lester Harrington of Big Flats; daughters, Mrs. Jessie Popple of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Martha Jones of Osceola, Pa., Mrs. Mabel Andrews of Horseheads, Mrs. Violet Maggart of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Irene Impson of Townsend; 30 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Body at Brown Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, where friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Brother H. Schroader officiating.  Burial at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1954 (Not on cemetery records for Rural Home, but Harrington children buried there.)

?. –MRS. ALAN B. JOHNSON, 79, Tuesday, June 25, 1957.  Survived by husband; son, Clifford of South Corning, four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Body at Carpenter’s Funeral Home where friends may call today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday, the Rev. W. J. Diegelman.  In Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 6/26/1957

?. –MRS. MELVINA JOHNSON of 1011 Davis St., died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1937 at 10:10 p.m.  She was the widow of George Davis.  She leaves three sons, John of Big Flats, Albert of Brooklyn and one daughter, Miss Beatrice Johnson at home.  The body is at the Davis Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home Friday noon.  Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. H. E. Hubbard.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/1937

?. –MRS. SOPHIE JOHNSON, 78, of Bath died Saturday, July 16, 1938 following an extended illness.  She was for many years a resident of Big Flats, but since 1924 had been a member of the staff of Bath Hospital.  Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Bert Elliott and Mrs. Charles Herrington of Big Flats and several grandchildren.  The funeral and burial was at Big Flats Monday afternoon.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/1938

?. –MRS. FLORENCE M. KAHLER age 78 of 109 Orchard St., Horseheads, Monday, April 11, 1977.  Friends may call at VanBuskirk-Lynch.  Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Alex N. Nemeth.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Harry L. Kahler of Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. Dudley (Eleanor) Roberts of Westfield, N.J.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.  Mrs. Kahler was the wife of the late Harry Kahler and a charter member of the Horseheads Women’s Club.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/1977

?. –FREDA M. KELLY age 71 of 69 Maple St., Addison, Wednesday September 13, 1989 at Corning Hospital.  Friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home, Addison Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by husband, Patrick; 3 daughters, Hazel (Mrs. John) Padgett and Connie Putnam, both of Addison, Judith (Mrs. Robert) Shutter of Tioga, PA; 3 sons, Donald E. Horton of Wolcott, Phillip E. and David L. Horton, both of Addison; half-sister, Dorothy States of Odessa; 23 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1989

? Kelly, Freda M.  Freda M. Kelly, 71, of 69 Maple Street, Addison, N. Y. died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1989, at Corning Hospital, Corning, N. Y.  Surviving are her husband, Patrick; three daughters, Mrs. John (Hazel) Padgett and Connie Putnam, both of Addison, N. Y. and Mrs. Robert (Judith) Shutter of Tioga; three sons, Donald E. Horton of Wolcott, Phillip E. Horton and David E. Horton, both of Addison; half sister, Dorothy States of Odessa, N. Y.; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Services were held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Flint Funeral Home in Addison, N. Y.  Burial was made in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.

?. –MRS. (IDA M.) LOUIS KLING age 76 of 59 E. Second St., Corning, Sunday, Feb. 13, 1966.  Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Thomas Steen.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. George DeGreen of Corning; sons, Darrell and Louis of Corning, Robert of Horseheads; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Corning.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1966

?. –MRS. BERTHA KNEALE, 73 of 130 W. 10th St., Elmira Heights, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1956.  She was mother-in-law of Mrs. Robert Kneale.  Survived by nephews, James Kneale of Elmira, Vern Welch of Lindley; niece, Mrs. Frank B. Burgess of Elmira.  Body at Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church St. where friends may call today and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William H. Willits.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/1956

?. –MRS. MINTA KOON, 79, of Big Flats Thursday, Feb. 5, 1959.  She was the widow of John Koon.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Walter Howell of Rochester, Mrs. Delwood Gary of Millerton, Mrs. J. Edward Smith, Jr. of Syracuse; son, Dayton Shepard of Elmira; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Albert Kingsley.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1959

?. –MRS. ANNA T. LANGERT age 88 of The Brookhaven Mobile Park, Millport, NY Tuesday, July 5, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Langert was predeceased in 1968 by her husband Edward.  Ann is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Marjorie Langert of Horseheads; granddaughter, Cynthia Jackson of CA; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Friday from 3 to 4:30 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Friday after the conclusion of calling hours (4:30 pm).  The Rev. L. David Aimleaf will officiate.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1988

?. –MRS. SUSIE C. LEONARD, 91 of 514 W. Third St., widow of Willis R. Leonard, Monday afternoon, Nov. 2, 1953.  Mrs. Leonard was a member of the First Baptist Church and of Outlook Sunshine Circle.  Survived by son, Ralph E. Leonard of Winona, Minn.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Harry H. Taylor of Big Flats.  The body is at the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where friends are invited to call today and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Gray.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/3/1953

?. –MRS. HARRIET LEWIS, 75 of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Big Flats Monday, Feb. 26, 1962.  Survived by; daughters, Mrs. Edna Dolan of Los Angeles, Mrs. Hazel Orr of Valeja, Calif.; four grandchildren.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Woodrow Wittner.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1962

?. –MRS. MARY D. LOID, 83 of Big Flats Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1944.  Survived by husband, Daniel; sons, Roy of Big Flats, Harry of Philadelphia; grandsons, Daniel of Big Flats, Robert of Merchantsville.  Body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1944

?. –MRS. HENRIETTA LOWE of York, N.Y., widow of Nathan J. Lowe Sunday, Dec. 26, 1954.  Survived by sons, Charles and Nathan Lowe of Philadelphia; daughters, Mrs. Marion Wilson of York and Mrs. Julia Prosser of Englewood, N.J.; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Charles Lowe and Mrs. Oscar Kahler of Big Flats.  Committal service Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, the Rev. Floyd F. Hendershot will officiate.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1954

?. –MRS. OLIVE S. MARCY, 5 Ave. A, Johnson City, N.Y., formerly of Elmira Heights July 14, 1966.  Body at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.  Calling hours Friday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sons, Quentin of Johnson City, Lynford of Elmira and Rodney of Silver Springs, N.Y.; daughters, Mrs. Ardis Zimmer, Ontario, Can., Mrs. Wanda Rutty of N. Tonawanda and Miss Jeanine Marcy, Johnson City.  She was a member of the Oakwood Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1966

? MURRY Clara J.
Age 81 of 540 Townley Hill Road Horseheads, NY died on Sunday March 1, 2009 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY Tuesday March 3, 2009 from 10 to 11 AM. Mrs. Murry's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Tuesday at 11 AM. Mr. James Radford will officiate. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/3/2009

? MRS. HUGH MARSH
Mrs. Rachel F. Marsh died this morning at 7:30 o’clock at the family home, in the Town of Big Flats. She is survived by her husband, Hugh Marsh, five sons, Harry, Victor, Frederick and Thomas at home; Hollis of Elmira. The body is in the Mathews & VanBuskirk funeral home, Horseheads, and will be removed to the family home Wednesday evening. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. F. Crippen will officiate. Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. (handwritten on article Dec. 11, 1933)

?. –MRS. RACHEL E. (HUGH) MARSH died this morning (Dec. 11, 1933) at 7:30 o’clock at the family home in the Town of Big Flats.  She is survive by her husband, Hugh Marsh, five sons, Harry, Victor, Frederick and Thomas, at home, Hollis of Elmira.  The body is in the Matthews & VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home Wednesday evening.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. F. Crippen will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/11/1933

?. –BLANCHE MATHEWS age 84 of RD 1 Corning, NY Sunday, April 21, 1985 at home.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral will be held there Wednesday at 1 pm.  The Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by daughter, Eva LaGabed with whom she resided; son, Charles Leo Mathews of Dallas, TX; grandson, Randy Personius of Corning, NY, Chuck Mathews of Dallas, TX, Gary Mathews of San Jose, CA; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ethel Hickok of Corning, NY; several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Mathews was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, Elmira Heights, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1985

?. –MRS. ELIZABETH MCCLINEY of Elmira died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 1937 after an extended illness.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. O. J. Steverson.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/1937

?. –MRS. CORA MAE MERRILL age 78 of 78 of S. Daytona Beach, Fla. where she had been a resident for the past 6 years on Monday, May 23, 1977 in Daytona Beach General Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Friday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Roland Osgood officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rosalyn Masters with whom she resided; son, Walter C. Merrill of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Pearl) Eaton of Pine City; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was wife of the late Orlo S. Merrill who died December 23, 1973; member of Elmira Heights Chapter No. 648 O.E.S. for over 50 years, was a member of the Daytona Beach Drive-in Christian Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1977

?. –MRS. SHIRLEY SULLIVAN MICHAELS of 420 Level Acres Drive, Horseheads, NY Saturday, August 4, 1984.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Gr. Central Ave., Horseheads Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Edward Golden officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Judd C. and Marcia Sullivan, Sr. of Horseheads, NY, James D. and Glenda Sullivan of Savannah, TN; daughter, Mrs. Cynthia S. McKenrick of Horseheads, NY; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Michaels was the owner of the Horseheads Trailer Park.  –Elmira Star-gazette 8/6/1984

?. –EMMA A. MILES age 82 of RD 1 Horseheads, NY, Friday, January 23, 1987.  Funeral services will be held, Sunday at 2 pm at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, NY.  The Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lloyd and Althea Parrish of Watkins Glen, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Fern Wood of Corning, NY; sister, Ethel Miles of MI; brothers, Elmer and Ernest Wood both of MI, Herbert Abbey of Lindley and Lewis Abbey of Big Flats, NY; 9 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, William B. Miles on April 26, 1985.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/25/1987

?. –MRS. CASANDRIA MILLER, 87, of Big Flats, Friday, Oct. 12, 1945.  Survived by seven nieces and three nephews.  Funeral Sunday 2 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Rev. Travis.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/12/1945

?. –MRS. ELVA JARE MILLER of 22 Fox St.  Funeral at the Wilson Funeral Home Friday (July 10, 1941) at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lullus D. Bell officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/10/1941

?. –MRS. HATTIE MORSE, 70, of 222 W. William St., Corning, Friday, Dec. 30, 1955.  Survived by one son, Clarence Jr. of Corning; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Compton of Corning and six grandchildren.  The body is at the Phillips Funeral Home in Corning where friends may call today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service from there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Alexander Perry.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/31/1955

?. –GRACE MARIAN MUSKO age 35 of Lower Maple Ave., RD 2, Elmira, formerly of Bailey Creek Rd., S. Corning, N.Y. Thursday, July 1, 1965.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, S. Corning Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Gordon W. Mattice of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church officiating.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/4/1965

?. –MRS. MARJORIE NELSON, 51, of Big Flats, Sunday, June 22, 1958.  She was a member of Big Flats Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, Charles Nelson, daughter, Mrs. Tracey Gunderman of Endicott; son, Gary Nelson at home; sister, Mrs. Kathryn Ketchum of Syracuse.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul J. H. Zelinka.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/23/1958

?. –GRACE B. PETERSON age 91 of 317 Baty St., Elmira, N.Y. on Tuesday, April 12, 1977 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Wednesday and Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal there Friday 11 a.m.  The Rev. Marcy Punnett of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lucia Barnes of Elmira; son, Raymond G. Peterson of Elmira; step-sons, Leroy Peterson of Big Flats, Herbert Peterson of N. Hornell, N.Y.; grandsons, Donald A. Peterson of Minnesota, John R. Peterson of Virginia, Richard P. Barnes of Maryland; several nieces and nephews; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats and a 50 year member of the Excelsior Chapter O.E.S.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1977

?. –MRS. LINNIE L. PETERSON, 86 of Corning Road, Big Flats Wednesday, April 19, 1961.  She was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  Survived by son, Walter G. of Campbell; daughters, Mrs. Pearl Roy of Elmira, Mrs. Karna Markle of Corning, Miss Doloris Peterson of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Grace Peterson of Elmira; nine grandchildren.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/20/1961

?. –MRS. RUTH PHENES of South Corning, Monday (July 10, 1944) 2 p.m. at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Rev. Lauren B. Kitner.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/1944

?. –MRS. LETTIE PIPER, 74 of Big Flats, Thursday, Mar. 11, 1948.  Survived by son, Floyd of Adack, Alaska; sisters, Mrs. Clarence Savey of Big Flats.  Mrs. Ida Carver of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery.) –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1948

?. –MRS. EUGENIA AUGUSTA PRITCHARD, 89 did Friday, Mar. 6, 1942 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Susie A. Vose, 125 Pritchard Ave., Corning.  She had resided at Benton Center and Addiston and for 15 years had made her home in Corning.  She was a member of the Addison Methodist Church and a former member of the Eastern Star.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vose and Mrs. Henry Shelanskey of Addison; five grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  The body will be taken from the Carpenter Funeral Home to the home of Mrs. Vose tonight.  Funeral there Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Leo J. Engler of Grace Methodist Church, Corning officiating.  Burial at Big Flats (Rural Home Cemetery). –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/6/1942

?. –MRS. MARIE F. QUACKENBUSH of Decatur, Illinois, Tuesday March 5, 1968.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Edward Kennedy, Rural Home Cemetery Big Flats.  She was born January 26, 1886 in Bellville, Illinois.  She was the daughter of (error names omitted in paper) Illinois.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/1968

?. –MRS. PERMELIA QUACKENBUSH died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Havens of Big Flats Tuesday morning (Feb. 27, 1912) following an illness due to infirmities of age.  She was born in New York City eighty-six years ago, but had lived in Big flats for about four years.  She was the widow of the late William Quackenbush.  Besides her daughter, Mrs. Charles Havens of Big Flats, she is survived by two sons; W. H. Hornby of Big Flats and Martin Quackenbush of Quackenbush Hill, town of Corning.  The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Havens of Big Flats Friday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 2/29/1912

?. –MRS. MARTHA RAY, 81, 363 Underwood Ave. today, Apr. 22, 1947.  Survived by husband, Charles; daughters, Mrs. Leonard Sullivan of Elmira, Mrs. Lynn Conover of Richmondville, N.Y., Mrs. Carlos Smith of Elmira; son, Arthur Lott of Corning; sister, Mrs. Arthur Baxter of Sharon Springs, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren.  Body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and Wednesday evening will be removed to the family home where funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Henry White.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1947

?. –MRS. HARRIET REASOR age 93 of 3278 Reasor Rd., Big Flats, Saturday, March 24, 1968.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Sunday7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Noon Tuesday the body will be removed to the First Methodist Church, Big Flats, where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Rev. Mardean Moyer.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sons, Arthur, Watkins, Glen, Perr, Big Flats; granddaughter, Mrs. Caroline Owlett, Ithaca; three grandsons, Arland, Huntsville, Alabama, Arthur Jr., Shreveport, La., Eugene, Watkins Glen; several great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Reasor was a member of the First Methodist Church, Big Flats, member of Wesley Class, member of Corning Button Club.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 3/24/1968

?. –MRS. SALLY A. REASOR died at the home of her son, Frank Reason at Big Flats, Monday afternoon, (June 3, 1916) aged eighty-three years.  She is survived by five sons, Frank and John C. of Big Flats, William of Cleveland, O., Oscar of Utica and Fred of Big Flats.  The funeral was held at the home of the son, Frank, Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. Mr. Stillwell of Corning officiated.  Burial was in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira paper 6/11/1916

?. –MRS. MARY J. RHODES a highly esteemed lady of Big Flats died at the home of her son-in-law, Purley Churcher in that village yesterday afternoon (April 25, 1893) at 2 o’clock.  Mrs. Rhodes was an old resident of the town, having lived there many years and was universally held in the highest regard.  She was an earnest Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church and active in all religious and charitable works.  Her death will be keerly felt throughout a wide circle.  She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Uri Storms of Big Flats, Mrs. Purley Churcher of Big Flats, Mrs. L. Mills of Tioga, Pa. And one son, William Rhodes of Tioga, Pa.  The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the residence of Mr. Churcher.  –Elmira Daily Gazette And Free Press 4/26/1893  (Not on Rural Home Cemetery list, but checked as being buried there.)

?. –MRS. MARIA EMMA ROBINSON, 75, died Monday (Dec.16, 1929) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. O. VanKurin in Big Flats after an extended illness.  She was a native of Nichols, N.Y. and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. VanKurin, Mrs. William Randall of Big Flats and Mrs. S. A. Ellis of Elizabeth, N.J.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held in the VanKurin home in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1929

?.  –MRS. CECILE M. RUSS, 62 of Willow St., Big Flats, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1962.  Survived by husband, Earl; son, Lee of Big Flats; daughter, Mrs. Virginia Martin of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Lawrence Maroney of Elmira.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. the Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962

?. –MRS. EVA SAVEY, 79 of Big Flats, Friday June 25, 1948.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Grant Larabee of Horseheads; sons, Stephen and Home of Big Flats, George of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Ida Carver of Rochester.  Body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/25/1948

?. –MRS. MARY K. (MOLLY) SCHMITT age 66 of 360 Fulton St., Saturday, May 8, 1976.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9.  Funeral and committal service will be held Sunday at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. James Collea officiating.  Burial at the convenience of the family, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Contributions may be made to the North Presbyterian Chu8rch Memorial Fund or to the American Cancer Society.  She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George (Elizabeth) Leisenring of Elmira.  She was a member of North Presbyterian Church.  She was a retired teacher of the Elmira School System having taught third grade at Hopkins Street School for many years.  She was Past Noble Grand and Past District Deputy President of the Rebeccas of Chemung County and was a member of Horseheads Chapter OES No. 423. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/9/1976

?. –IRENE R. SEELEY age 93, formerly of 403 Euclid Ave., Elmira, NY, Sunday, June 9, 1985 at Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, PA.  Funeral Service will be held at 11 am at the Thomas M. McInery Funeral Home with the Rev. Clinton L. Barlow officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Donations may be made to the Heritage Nursing Home, Main St., Athens, PA.  Mrs. Seeley is survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Seeley in 1944. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1985

?. –MRS. MARY ANN SHELANSKEY.  The death of Mrs. Mary Ann Shelanskey occurred at her home about a mile above Fitch’s bridge Sunday night. (December 16, 1900)  The funeral will be held at the residence., but the hour has not yet been decided.  The interment will be in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  Funeral Director A. S. Campbell of Hubbell’s has charge of the funeral arrangements.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/18/1900

?. –MRS. HITTIE M. SHERWOOD, 82, of Owen St., South Corning, Friday, May 14, 1954.  Member of Mossy Glen Grange and South Corning Community Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Jacob Bierwiler and Mrs. Laura S. Bierwiler, both of South Corning; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Webb W. Ayres.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 5/15/1954

?. –MRS. LEAH E. SHRIVER, 62 of the Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads RD 1, Thursday, Aug. 16, 1956.  She was a member of the Catlin Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, Ralph Shriver; daughter, Mrs. Philip O’Hanlon of Big Flats; son, Capt. John D. Shriver with the U.S. Air Force in France; brothers, William Taylor of Elmira Heights, Ronald Smith of Big Flats, Robert Smith of Lowman, N.Y. and Lawrence Smith of Victor, N.Y.; two grandchildren.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Funeral there at a time to be announced.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/1956

?. –MRS. ELMA L. SKELLENGER, 94 of Murphy Road, Catlin, Thursday, April 13, 1961.  Survived by son, William of Catlin; granddaughter, Mrs. Marion Chappell of Catlin; three great-grandchildren.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Zelinka.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/1961

?. –MRS. ELIZABETH B. SMITH age 49, of Northwood Circle, Hickling Heights, N.Y., Monday July 28, 1969.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church, Corning, 11 a.m.  The Rev. W. W. Witmer, Rural Home Cemetery.  Those who wish may contribute to the Corning Hospital Memorial Fund.  Survived by husband, Frank N. Smith; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann; one son, Stephen B. both at home.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Corning, past President of Hospital Chapter L.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/1969

?. –MRS. LUCY B. (JAMES) SMITH, 57, formerly of Big Flats.  The funeral was held today at 2:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church at Big Flats.  The Rev. Mrs. Lillian H. Chapman officiated.  Burial was in (Rural Home) Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1932

?. –MRS. KATHERINE SPAULDING, 86 of Elmira Heights, Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 1952.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Emma Bright of Coudersport, Pa., Mrs. Mabel Clarendon of Horseheads, Mrs. Mary Rathbun of Washington, D.C.; sons, William Skinner of Seminole, Okla., LeRoy Skinner of Bell, Calif., Joseph Skinner of Binghamton; 28 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.  The body s at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Birchwood Tabernacle Church, Elmira Heights.  The Rev. Clyde G. Truax.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1952

?. –MRS. ERNESTINA STEEGE died yesterday afternoon at Little Flats, age 83 years of pneumonia.  She is survived by six sons and one daughter.  The burial will be held from her late home on Wednesday after noon at 1 o’clock.  Interment will be made in Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 3/13/1905

?. –MRS. SARAH E. STEVENS.  The funeral of Mrs. Sarah E. Stevens, who died in her rooms in East Water Street, over Newman’s shoe store, Sunday (November 18, 1900), was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Rev. David Keppel officiated.  The funeral was private.  The remains were taken to Big Flats for interment.  Funeral Director A. S. Campbell of Hubbell’s had charge of the funeral.  (Elmira Daily Advertiser 11/21/1900  (May not be buried in Rural Home Cemetery, name not found on list.)

?. –MRS. IDA MAY STONEMETZ, 74, of Big Flats, died Friday, Dec. 30, 1938 at 4:15 a.m. after an extended illness.  She is survived by three sons, Earl of Pine City, Ralph of Bath, Matthew of Big Flats; two daughters, Mrs. Nora Branch of Big Flats, Mrs. Helen Benjamin of Elmira Heights; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Stonemetz had been a resident of Big Flats about 40 years and a member of the First Baptist Church of that village.  She was a woman of kindly, Christian character and always was ready to assist in any good deed.  The body is in the Hilton funeral home, Big Flats, where a prayer service will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m.  Funeral service in the Baptist Church 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. Van Deventer.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/1938

?. –MRS. JULIA STUCK, 75, of Barnes Hill Rd., Horseheads RD 1, Tuesday, July 26, 1955.  She was a member of Tompkins Corners Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, Charles L. Stuck; daughter, Mrs. William Quackenbush of Elmira; sons, Lloyd Stuck of Elmira, Charles A. of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Frank Mahoney of Rochester, Mrs. Arthur L. Carr of Elmira; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, where friends may call.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ford Crippen.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/1955

?. –EMMA THOMAS age 58 of Leach Hill Road, Pine City, N.Y., Wednesday, June 6, 1979 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Saturday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Louis Isch, her Pastor, officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Those wishing may make contributions to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Emma’s memory.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Constance) Clay of Boiling Springs, Pa.; a son, Charles E. Thomas at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Esther) Carlson of Pine City, Mrs. John (Blanche) Nichols of Seattle, Wash.; five brothers, Wayne L. of Towanda, Pa., Wesley J. and Donald R. both of Elmira, William H. Jr. of Dayton, Ohio and Lewis C. of Garner, N.C.  She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.  She was church treasurer and also treasurer of the Women’s Missionary Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/7/1979

?. –LUCY THOMAS formerly of Lake St., Elmira, Sunday, June 9, 1968.  Friends may call at the Keefe Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal there Wednesday 1 p.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Wilfred Thomas, Benson, N.Y.; one grandchild.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1968

?. –MRS. MARY A. TIFFT died at 6 o’clock Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Sofbeck, at Big Flats.  She was 76 years of age and a woman of noble traits of character.  There survives another daughter, Mrs. J. C. Hadley of Rochester.  The funeral will be held at the house at 2 o’clock this afternoon and at 2:330 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 9/11/1905

?. –MRS. LUCY CECILIA TYMESON, 83, 285 W. Erie Ave. Saturday, Mar. 23, 1946.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Marie Scott of Cooper Plains, Mrs. Lyle Goodman of Coudersport, Pa., Miss Lillian Tymeson at home; sons, Fred at home, Matthias of Gang Mills; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Stella Pratt of Penn Yan.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1946

?. –MRS. ELSIE J. VANDEREN of 600 W. Third St., Monday, April 29, 1958.  Widow of George W. VanDeren, she was a fourth grade teacher at the Wellsburg Union School.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Malcolm J. Robinson of Elmira; grandson, Dwight Miller of Elmira.  Body at the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Gray.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1958

?. –MRS. GERTRUDE A. VONHUBER, 60 of 305 /12 S. Main St., Sunday, Sept. 1, 1946.  Survived by husband, Albert B. VonHuber; daughter, Mrs. Richard A. Bennett; one granddaughter.  Funeral at Wilson Funeral Home Wednesday, 2 p.m.  Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Burial in (Rural Home Cemetery), Big Flats. –Elmira Advertiser  (VonHuber by obit and VanHuber by cemetery records.)

?. –MRS. ADA G. WAKELEE of Big Flats.  This morning, Nov. 1, 1949.  She was the widow of Dr. E. Herman Wakelee of Big Flats.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Banks Goss and Mrs. Herbert Benedict, both of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Wesley Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1949

?. –MRS. LILA WEBB of Fisherville, Elmira RD 1, Sunday, June 7, 1953.  Survived by husband, Merritt Webb; son, Walter Spearen; daughters, Mrs. Elvira Seymour of Elmira RD 1, Mrs. Minnie Trim of Austin, Pa; sisters, Mrs. Grace Bowman of Elmira, Mrs. Victoria Carlson of Borger, Tex., nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Robert E. McNeill.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -6/8/1953

?. –MRS. ELIZABETH WEST of 266 Penna. Ave., Tuesday, December 26, 1967. Friends may call at the Keefe Funeral Home, Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Friday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High mass at St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m.  Survivors: daughter, Mrs. William (Madeline) Kelly of Big Flats; four grandchildren; one nephew, William McBennett of Gillett, Pa.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1967

?. –MRS. ADDIE WHITNEY, 68 of 161 Denison Pkwy., Corning, died at her home late Friday night, July 17, 1942.  Her only survivor is a daughter, Miss Lillian Whitney of Corning, a registered Nurse.  The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call.  Funeral there Monday morning, followed by services at Christ Episcopal Church at 10.  The Rev. Roger Alling.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/1942

?. –MRS. JENNIE WIHN, widow of John Wihn, residents of Big Flats many years, died Wednesday, July 27, 1938 at 10 p.m. after an extended illness.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Boland of Elmira; a son, T. B. Wihn of Roanoke, Va.; several nieces and cousins.  The body is in the Harrington Funeral Home.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, where the funeral will be held, the date to be announced.  The Rev. Mrs. Lillian H. Chapman will officiate.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1938

?. –MRS. REBECCA WIHN, 78, widow of Edward Wihn died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1936 at 5 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Clark of the Town of Corning.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Fred Smith of Big Flats; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Big Flats Grange 1106.  The body is at the home of Mrs. Smith, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/1936

?. –HAZEL G. WILSON age 82 years of 216 Lenox Avenue, September 19, 1981.  Friends may call at Oakwood Untied Methodist Church Sunday 7-9 p.m., Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. with funeral there at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Gordon M. Williams officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  She is survived by son, Merritt O. Wilson of Horseheads; daughters, Sylvia J. MacBlane of Rochester, NY, Hazel E. Patrick of Horseheads, NY, Carol E. Knapp of Elmira Heights; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  She is a ember of Oakwood United Methodist Church, the United Methodist church Women, Kings Daughters and was a Gold Star Mother of World War II.  Arrangements by Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/20/1981

?. –MRS. HELEN WOLF of Echore Hollow Rd., Horseheads RD 1, town of Big Flats, Saturday, September 20, 1969 in Arnot Ogden hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral from the funeral home Monday 11 a.m.  Rev. Donald Roe.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  No survivors.  She was the widow of George Wolf.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/21/1969

?. –MRS. ELLEN J. WOLFE – The funeral of Mrs. Ellen J. Wolfe was held at 703 Park Place this afternoon (April 16, 1930) at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. Myron J. Smith officiated.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira paper 4/1930

?. –ETHEL G. WOODWARD age 78, of Cameron Mills, NY, Saturday, July 21, 1990 at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY.  Friends may call at the Flint Funeral Home, Addison, NY Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with the O.E.S. Memorial Service at 8 pm.  Funeral services will be here Tuesday, 11 am, Rev. Clifford Whitehead officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Memorials may be made to the Cameron Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  She is survived by one sister, Eliza Head of Cameron Mills; several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Lawrence Woodward, preceded her February 7, 1976.  She was a graduate of Addison High School, Teachers Training Class, Geneseo Norman School and had taught in the Allen District School.  She was Postmaster for several years in Cameron Mills and retired in 1975.  She was a member of the Cameron Mills united Methodist Church and also member and Past Matron of O.E.S. Lodge.  She was a member of the Past Matrons of Steuben District O.E.S., member of retired Postmasters Association.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/1990
 

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