Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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TAFT –MRS. GERTRUDE TAFT BONYANK, wife of Paul Bonyak of 403 E. 11th St., Elmira Heights, Thursday, May 8, 1947. Survived by husband; daughter, Shirley Ann; sons, Robert, William and Thomas all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taft Sr. of Addison; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Button of Monterey, N.Y., Mrs. Edna Packard of Painted Post; brothers, Charles Taft Jr. of Horseheads, Harry Taft of Campbell; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Body is in the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home, where friends may call after Saturday noon. Funeral there Monday, 2 p.m. Rev. C. Wellington Hardy. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/1947
AMERICO (RICK) TAGLIAFERRI, age 75 of W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday evening, July 4, 2001. Friends may call at the Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral Home on Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901 on Monday at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Marilyn Marston officiating. Interment will follow in the First Baptist Church of Elmira. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Anthony Papandrea of Elmira, Sharon and Victor Troha of MI; 4 grandchildren, Gregory, Adrienne, Katherine, Victor, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Larry Guiliano; sister-in-law, Sophie Tagliaferri, all of Rome, NY. Rick was a member of the First Baptist Church, retired personal manager from Schwizer Aircraft Corp. Second to love of his family, was his love of fishing. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette.
TANNER--Mildred L. Tanner, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tanner, died$Saturday morning. She is survived by the parents and on brother, Gerald. A prayer service was held at the home, 206 College avenue, Elmira Heights, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Charles W. Walker officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.
TARBY –ROSE C. DECKER age 78 of 3115 Lake Rd., Horseheads, NY, Monday, April 14, 1986, unexpectedly at home. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday, 7 to 9 pm. Prayer service will be held there Thursday at 9 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Charles Borromee Church. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by her sisters, Irene Swarthout of Elmira, NY, Julie Carter of Cortland, NY, Helen Waters of Horseheads, NY, Mary Lintz of Green Bay, WI; brothers, Peter Tarby of Canandaigua, NY, Steven Tarby of Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Decker was a former employee of the Elmira Knitting Mill and Remington Rand. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1986
TAVARES - MILLER, Louise M.
Age 82 of Elmira, died Friday, January 25, 2008 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Louise was a daughter of the late Mariano and Louisa Botelho Tavares. She was predeceased by her husband, H. Donald Miller; sisters, Jeanette, Joyce, Irene, Bene, Cecilia, Melinda, Vera, Mary and Katie. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, H. Donald and Mary Lou Miller of Victor NY, Larry P. and Susan Miller of Lake Worth FL; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Mary Jane) Miller, Jennifer (Charley) Louis, and Jason Miller; great granddaughter Alexandra Jane Miller; sisters and brothers-in-law, Roz and George Lakis of Pennsylvania, Blanche and Phil Pakele of California; brother and sister-in-law, Mariano and Laura Tavares of Hawaii; numerous nieces and nephews. Louise met her husband Don while he was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Upon Don's discharge from the military they moved to Elmira. It wasn't long before the flood of 1946 had them relocating to Dushore PA. They returned to Elmira in the mid 1950's and Louise went to work for Sears. She later went to work at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as the activities director for the skilled nursing unit from where she retired. Louise was an avid gardener and always looked forward to springtime to work on her flowers. She enjoyed her family and especially the time she could spend with her grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, February 1, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church Elmira. Graveside committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Louise may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira NY 14905. The Miller family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staffs at both Bethany Manor and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the loving and professional care given to Louise. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/27/2008.
TAYLOR Caroline - Mrs. Caroline Wixon died last night [May 2, 1922] at 11 o'clock at the family home, 328 1/2 Irvine place, at the advanced age of 101 years. Mrs. Wixon celebrated the 100th anniversary of her birth, February 11, 1921, at which time she received many friends at her home, The decedent was born in a humble home on the shores of Lake Keuka, near the present Keuka Landing, When asked on her anniversary how she accounted for her long life, without hesitation she replied, "I have always worked, but I was sensible about it. I never worried. The world's full of good people and there's lots of bad, too. I guess we just have to take things as they come. I owe to my mother much for my long life, for she would never allow me to overeat, and simple foods were always her favorites, and not much of those." Martin Wixon, the husband of Mrs. Wixon, died over a half century ago. She and her two daughters came to Elmira from Penn Yan about 1894, and have made their home here since. She was born Caroline Taylor, a member of a family of sturdy, long lived people. She was interested in the recent World War as in the Civil and Spanish-American conflict. She was a staunch Republican. She recited poetry, repeated extracts from the Bible and had sung the hymns that she learned when but a little girl. A woman of fine mentality, her brain was active and clear and she was comparatively well physically. The loss of sight was a handicap, but her hearing was fairly good and her speech as distinct as that of a young person. Tenderly cared for by her loving daughter she has "grown old graceful." For the past several years Mrs. Caroline Wixon had not been especially active physically, but the power of her mind was as clear as it doubtless was a half century ago. She was highly respected by many friends. The decedent had been a member of the First Baptist Church and was unable to attend the gatherings of their society because of the infirmities attendant with old age. She is survived by two daughter, the Misses Olive R. Wixon and Deborah Wixon, two sons, Albert T. of Elmira, George B. Wixon of Wilkes-Barre, PA; a granddaughter, Miss Carolyn Wixon of East Auroro. The funeral will be announced later. - Elmira Star Gazette, May 3, 1922
TAYLOR CHARLES H
Elmira Star Gazette - Saturday, May 27, 1950
Charles H. Taylor, 81, of Pine City RD1, Friday afternoon, May 26, 1950. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ida Taylor; daughters, Mrs. Carrie Hunt of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; sons, Ivan Tayor of Columbia Cross Roads, Harold Taylor, of Elmira, Lutrell Taylor of Middlebury Center, Pa., Lawrence Taylor, of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Stedman, of Alpine, Mrs. Hattie Robbins, of Wellsboro, Pa.; brother, Harry Taylor, of Johnsonburg, Pa,; 26 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Ballard Funeral HOme, Elmira Heights, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and where the funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m. Woodlawn cemetery.
TAYLOR Charles K
Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, March 11, 1937
Charles K. Taylor, formerly of Elmira, died in Johnsonburg, PA. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, including Mrs. Eugene Robbins, of Wellsboro.
TAYLOR Elsene VanGaasbeck
of Elmira, NY. She was born in Painted Post, NY, daughter
of the late Louis and Frances (Maycumber) Taylor and died Saturday, February
11, 2012 at home. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, son Jon and
granddaughter Jennifer. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law Donald
and Judy of Moscow, PA, Stephen of Laurel, MD; 7 grandchildren; 9 great
grandchildren; niece Delores Barringer of Leland, NC. Elsene was a member of
North Presbyterian Church. During WWII she was a nurse's aide at Corning
Hospital. She then was employed with the Elmira City Club for 4 years. She
taught ballroom dancing at the Chemung Valley Senior Citizens and the Owl's
Nest in Penn Yan. She volunteered for many years at the Arnot Ogden Medical
Center, St. Joseph's Hospital. She loved dancing, doing freehand painting,
tending her flower garden and summers at Keuka Lake. Family and friends are
invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave.,
Elmira on Wednesday, February 15th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will be
held there on Thursday, February 16th at 2 pm. Rev. Gary Chorpenning will
officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn
Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 13, 2012
TAYLOR HOWARD H
Wellsboro Agitator, April 1927
H. H. Taylor Killed - Victim of Accident was a Former Resident of Westfield
Howard H. Taylor, aged 24 years, of Elmira, was instantly killed and two other men had a narrow escape from death in an automobile accidnet on the bridge crossing Seeley creek at Pine City about 7:30 o'clock last Wednesday night. According to the reports of the accident, Mr. Taylor was driving a heavy roadster with the top down, towards Elmira, and a light sedan, said to have been driven by Foster Wilson of Mosherville, was proceeding in the opposite direction. Witnesses say that the Wilson car climbed a bridge girder and dropped off directly on top of Mr. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was the son of Charles H. Taylor, of Pine City. He was born in Westfield Township, PA. About 18 years ago the family moved to Sagetown and later to their present residence in Pine City. Besides the parents, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hunt of Jackson Summit, PA; Mrs. Grace Taylor, of Elmira; and Miss Belle Taylor, at home; five brothers, Wyland, of Pine City; Ivan, Lutrell and Harold, of Elmira; and Lawrence, at home.
JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR, infant son of Mr. and Hrs. Harold Taylor of 505 East Third Street died May 3, 1931. He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Harold at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor of Pine City and Mrs. William Watts of Canton, Pa. –Elmira paper 5/10/1931 (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira)
TAYLOR Little Charles
Age 76 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 5, 1936 in Umatilla, FL, son of the late Mamie Sanders and Jim Taylor and died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his brothers Thomas and Joshua and is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Betty Taylor; children Robin (Erskin) Boles, Karen and Tyrone Taylor of FL, Gerald Washington and David Taylor of Elmira, William (Yonette) Bythwood of NJ, Valerie Bythwood of Elmira, April (Morgan) Randolph of Rochester; sisters Dorothy McGriff, Betty Irvin and Helen (Isaiah) Adams of Elmira, Beverly (James) Box, Gloria Ann Taylor, Bertha Kaye Taylor, Leola Taylor and Gillie Taylor all of FL; and brother Alonzo (Brenda) Lewis of FL. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; special cousin Foster Raines and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. L.C. was formerly employed with Congregation Shomray Hadath and Corning, Inc. Family and friends are invited to visit Friendship Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1222 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira on Monday, July 2nd from 12 to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Jenks Brutus will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 29, 2012
TAYLOR –LUCY (TAYLOR) GILBERT CASE, 95, Canandaigua, NY, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 surrounded by loving family members. She is survived by her four children, Joseph (Gail) Gilbert, Christine (Gary) Henehan, Lewis (Susan) Gilbert and John (Nancy) Gilbert; three step-children, Robert Case, Diane Case and Lori Stahlecker; 10 grandchildren, Gregory, Evan, Alex, Ethan, Jessica and Casey Gilbert, Brooke Lupton, Jennifer Wolf, Lindsay Pennise and Michael Henehan; 12 greatgrandchildren; sister, Charlotte (Taylor) Scott and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Gilbert in 1972; her second husband, Robert “Rodge” Case in 2010; grandson, Scott Gilbert in 2001; two brothers, Justus Taylor, III and Kenneth Taylor, Sr. The daughter of Justin Vinnette and Harriet (Howard) Taylor, Lucy was born on the family farm in Wyalusing. After graduating from Wyalusing High School in 1935, she attended Elmira College and later graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. She then worked in New York City for several years before marrying Joseph Gilbert in 1942. She and her family lived in Ithaca and Newark before moving to Canandaigua in 1952. In addition to raising four children, Lucy worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension for many years. She was widowed in 1972. She later married Rodge Case in 1985. Lucy was a longtime member and former deacon of the First Cong regational Church in Canandaigua, a former board member of Clark Manor House, a member of the Travelers Club, Canandaigua Country Club and several bridge groups. Lucy enjoyed traveling later in life, especially with her sister, Charlotte Scott, Charlotte’s husband, Cecil, and other family members. Her principal focus was always family and she derived great joy from the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy was always a lady: intelligent, graceful, stylish, loyal, energetic and dedicated to others. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY or Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Arrangements are by Johnson Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. –Wyalusing Rocket 7/17/2014
TAYLOR –MARTHA TAYLOR BUCK age 92, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017. Born in Terra Haute, Indiana on May 6, 1924, Martha was the daughter of Dean W. and Eva C. Taylor. She is pre-deceased by her husband of 65 years, Attorney Joseph C. Buck, and her brothers, Robert Taylor and Norman Taylor. Martha is survived by her children Louise E. Buck, Ithaca, NY and Charles T. Buck, Norfolk, VA., and grandchildren Daniel E. and Andrew B. Hart of Oakland, CA. Martha's family moved from Terre Haute to Staten Island when she was a young child, then to Elmira where she attended high school at the Elmira Free Academy. She graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and from Drexel University Library School in Philadelphia. After marrying Joe in 1947, Martha served as a librarian at Cornell University's Olin Library while Joe attended the Cornell Law School. Thereafter she settled in Elmira where they began a family and Joe practiced law. When her children were partially grown Martha became a reference librarian for the Chemung County Steele Memorial Library. Martha retired about the time her first grandson was born to open a period of travel with Joe to East Africa to visit Louise's family, and to Charles' home in Norfolk VA, plus extensive trips to Europe, Canada and other destinations. Closer to home she shared with Joe a long series of courses at Cornell Adult University, and mentored the joys of discovery and learning with her grandchildren who moved to Ithaca when her second grandson was born. Throughout her life with Joe they pursued sailing at Keuka Lake, visiting the Adirondacks and appreciating opera. A generous woman, Martha supported numerous charities as well as community music and art associations, in addition to offering her infectious enthusiasm and personal support to a variety of local organizations including The Park Church and the Athenaeum Book Club. Following Joe's death, Martha moved briefly to Horseheads, then to Ithaca to be near her daughter and enjoy the waterfalls, trails, lake side, music and art offerings there with friends new and old. Martha was extremely grateful to the devoted and loving staff who befriended and cared for her at Bethany Village in Horseheads, Brookdale Ithaca Memory Care, and Bridges Cornell Heights. Her family and close friends extend their deepest appreciation to Bridges and to Hospice and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County for helping Martha journey from this world to the next peacefully and gracefully. There will be a graveside service for well-wishers on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing to make a donation in Martha's memory, kindly consider The Park Church, 208 W. Gray Street, Elmira NY or the Tompkins County Family Reading Partnership, 54 Gunderman Rd, Ithaca, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/2017
WILLIAM H. TAYLOR, 104 Tuttle Ave. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1945. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lester E. Page of Elmira; sons, Charles E. and Raymond J. of Elmira, Kenneth H. of Watkins Glen, Francis H. of Hornby; sister, Mrs. Laura Campbell of Elmira; brother; Harry Taylor of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Body is at Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where funeral will be held Friday, 10 a.m. Rev. Paul P. Frohne. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1945
MISS BERTHA A. TAYNTON age 94 of Beechwood
Retirement Home, Buffalo, formerly of Elmira, Friday, Nov. 12, 1971.
Memorial service will be held in Grace Episcopal Church, Friday at 1:30
p.m. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by several cousins, nieces
and nephews. She was a 1907 Graduate of Arnot Ogden School of
Nursing. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/1971
TEED Freda I
Longtime resident of Elmira, NY passed peacefully away
Tuesday morning, January 25, 2011, at Elcor Health Services at the age of 89.
Freda was born July 16, 1921 in Fultonville, NY, a daughter of the late Robert
& Henrietta Hallenbeck Teed. Freda was a graduate of EFA Class of 1940,
member of North Presbyterian Church, volunteered for many organizations
including Chemung County Historical Society and RSVP and was known for her
knitting, sewing, avid reading and her crossword puzzles. Freda is survived by her
cousin, Roger (Dorothy) Hallenback and family; special friend, Chris Miller;
and several friends. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral
Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, January 28,
2011, between the hours of 12-1 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m.
with Rev. Gary Chorpening. Freda will be laid to rest alongside her parents at
Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following. Kindly remember Freda by donating to
your favorite local charity in her memory. Star Gazette – January 26,
TEETER - Mrs. Wilmot E. Knapp - (1917) Following an abdominal operation n Wednesday, Mrs. Wilmot D Knapp daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teeter of Troy, died Thursday morning at the Arnot Ogden hospital in Elmira. Mrs. Knapp was a prominent worker in the Woman’s Civic League of Elmira which was urging her appointment as Police Commissioner. She had recently declined to allow the use of her name as a candidate for State Senator. She was born at Austinville. Besides her parents and husband, who is a leading attorney of Elmira, she leaves one son, Charles, at home. Mrs. Stanley Moore of Towanda is a cousin.
TEETSEL –MRS. RUTH L. (WALTER M.) FURMAN, late of 115 Country Club Drive died Monday morning (Nov. 7, 1932) after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Walter M. Furman; a son, Walter Jr.; the mother, Mrs. Nettie Teetsel and a daughter, Mrs. William White of Elmira. Mrs. Furman was a member of Harmony Chapter O.E.S. and Mount Sinai White Shrine of Jerusalem; also the North Presbyterian Church. A prayer service will be held in the family home, Wednesday at 2 p.m. The funeral service in the North Presbyterian Church at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. W. H. Willits will officiate. Harmony Chapter, O.E.S. will conduct the committal service. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1932
TELENCO - WHEET, Anna
Age 88, of Horseheads, NY. She was born September 6, 1920 in Butler, PA, daughter of the late Stephen and Anastasia (Sas) Telenco and died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Wheet, Sr.; sons, Jerry and Richard, Jr.; daughter, Patricia Carlson; and is survived by her children, Melissa (Daniel) Waite of Elmira Heights, Sheila Brown of Elmira, and Terrance (Sue Lawson) of Elmira Heights; sister, Eva Wechtaluk of Elmira Heights; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wheet was a lifetime member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, March 28th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2009
TEMPLAR Clayton H., Sr.
Elmira: Age 86, died peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Clayton was born in Elmira on July 31, 1926, son of Clayton S. and Ruth (Spaulding) Templar. He married Mary Jane Stone on November 16, 1945 and this year they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife, Clayton is survived by children, and their spouses, Martha Jane and Mike Cowulich, Columbia SC, Clayton H. Templar, Jr., Guy M. and Sue Templar, Candace E. and Greg Shaw, all of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, William S. and Carole Templar, Hilton Head SC; sister Shirley Cassada, Southington CT; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by grandson Brennan Templar, sister and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Cyril Barrell and Ritchie Cassada. Clayton worked for General Electric for 38 years and was plant manager when the company was sold to Trinity Foundries. He continued to work for another 3 years for Trinity before going to work for New York State as Superintendent of the Industrial Division of New York State Prisons, retiring after 10 years of service. While at General Electric Clayton received numerous management awards. He was instrumental in creating the method of production for key components of diaphragms for nuclear reactors. This is still used around the world today. With NYS Clayton was named Superintendent of the year for all NYS prisons. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Arnot Ogden Medical Center. A long time active member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Elmira, Clayton was a former board member and trustee there. With all his awards and accomplishments his biggest accomplishment was his family. He loved and adored them all. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH, 115 WEST HILL ROAD, ELMIRA, ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012 AT 12 NOON. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Clayton with a donation to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Pat Pipher for the wonderful home care she provided to both Clayton and Mary Jane over the last several years. Star Gazette – August 17, 2012
TERIBURY –DORTHA E. ANDRUS, 88, formerly of Elmira, NY died Sunday, July 16, 1994 at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Dortha was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church and Women’s Missionary Society and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Railroad. She is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Aleda Mays and Nina Teribury, both of Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard R. Andrus; son, Howard A. Andrus; daughter, Elizabeth Vanderpool; sisters, Helen Wrisley and Irene Route and brothers, Carl and Earl Teribury. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on July 20 with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register
TERKOSKI E. Joan
Age 79, of Perry, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Tuesday, October 9, 2007. Joan was born July 26, 1928, daughter of Raymond A. and Eleanor Greenwood Terkoski. In addition to her parents, Joan is predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond A., Jr. and Roseann Terkoski. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Thomas W. and Marilyn Terkoski of Elmira; nephews, P.J. Terkoski of Long Beach, NY and Jason Terkoski of Boulder, CO; and niece, Christin Terkoski of Elmira. In addition, Joan is survived by her "other family" at the Montour Falls I.R.A., where she resided for 13 years following the death of her mother, and her "other family" at the Perry I. C. F., where she currently resided. Joan loved music and enjoyed playing the organ. She was loved by all who knew her. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. Donations in Joan's memory may be directed to Elmira Community Kitchen, 215 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/11/2007.
John B. "Jack" Age 81, of Elmira, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jack was born November 23, 1924. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Hardy Terris, who he married on June 14, 1947; children, with families, Wendy S. and Larry Sargent of Wellsburg, NY with daughter Ashley; Robin E. Terris of Rochester, NY; and John B. "Jack", Jr. and Adel Terris of Big Flats with children Rachel, Matt and Mike; brother-in-law Richard W. Hardy of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, and dog Punky. At the age of 17 Jack enlisted in the U.S. Army and was an MP with the 88th Infantry Division. He served in Italy during WWII and was hand picked to guard General Mark Clark. During the war Jack was awarded 2 Bronze Stars. He retired from the Star Gazette in 1986 after 38 years of service as a pressman. Jack loved to take photos and enjoyed working on his computer. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #941. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, June 17, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
TERRY –MRS. JENNIE TERRY STRATTON of 114 East Hudson Street died early this morning after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, William G. Stratton; five sons, Howard E. of Syracuse; Floyd G. of Cortland; Kenneth, Leland and Durland of this city. The decedent was a charter member of the Disciples Church, a member of Loyal Chapter O.E.S., the Queen Fredrica Court, Court of the Amaranth; Auxiliary of the O.R.C. The funeral will be held at the Disciples Church, Sunday at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. C.M. Kriedler to officiate. The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms and will be removed to the family home Saturday at 10 o'clock. –Elmira Newspaper 9/18/1922 (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY)
TERRY –LILLIAN ROSE WILLIAMS, 87, Elmira, NY died July 5, 1995 at the George Rest Home, Elmira. Born in Canton, September 1, 1907 she was the daughter of Finn and Nacy Terry. She was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church, member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Ladies Auxiliary, Post No. 627. Mrs. Williams is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Frankie and Ruth Williams, Florida; a son, Robert Williams, North Carolina; daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Richard Marvin, Elmira, Nancy and Charles Wilson, west Seneca, NY; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Williams, April 21, 1972 and a son, Edward Williams, September 17, 1986. A prayer service was held at the Barrett Funeral home, Elmira with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Peter and Paul’s Church with the Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society in her memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
TERWILLIGER, Eva L. Elmira Star-Gazette March 31, 1965 page 34 Harrington, Eva. age 83. Formerly of RD 2, Elmira, Monday March 29, 1965. Friends may call at the Holly-Koch Funeral Home, Wednesday 7-9. Funeral there Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. William B. Wilson. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Patrick Devlin of Los Angeles, CA. Widow of William Harrington. Submitted by Janet Loftus - Janetl1111@eol.com
TERWILLIGER - The Elmira Advertiser - Wednesday Morning - April 25,
1917 - Page 2
George C. Terwilliger
George C. Terwilliger died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hunter, 366 Wallace Place. He is survived by one son and two daughters, Louis A., of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Harry Manchester, of Pine City; and Mrs. Charles Hunter with whom he lived. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m., at 366 Wallace place. Burial in Woodlawn. Rev. R. Lew Williams will officiate.
The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 - Page 7
George C. Terwilliger
The funeral of George C. Terwilliger, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hunter, 366 Wallace place, will be held at 336 [366?] Wallace place to-day at 2 p. m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
TERWILLIGER Margaret T. Furman
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother - Was preceded in
death by her loving husband, Stuart Furman; beloved parents, Richard and Ann
(Gumosky Dugan) Terwilliger; and dear sister, Frances Huntone. She is survived
by her children, Deborah (John) Barker of Atlanta, GA, Richard D. Furman, also
of Atlanta, GA, Michael (Jennifer) Furman of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Alexis
Barker, Amy and Kevin Furman; brothers, William Dugan, Robert Dugan and Mark
Welser. Margaret worked for the Telephone Company for many years. She was the
Vice President and Treasurer for CD Furman & Sons Contractors which her
husband owned and operated. Margaret was an artist, a member of the First
Baptist Church and volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. All services
will be held privately at the convenience of her family. She will be laid to
rest with her beloved Stuart in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been
entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Star
Gazette – September 29, 2011
TERWILLIGER Stewart O.
Age 87, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, with his family by his side. Stewart was born February 7, 1922, son of Roy and Marie Terwilliger. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen on November 18, 2000. Stewart is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Linda and J. Stephen Hildreth of Chemung, and Ann Terwilliger of Elmira. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving during WWII. Stewart graduated from Rider College, Trenton, NJ in 1950. He worked at Elmira Savings & Loan Association from 1952 to 1982, serving as President from 1970 to 1982. At his request there will be no calling hours. Private burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Stewart's memory may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. The Terwilliger family would like to thank the 4A staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their wonderful care and support. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/8/2009 - 4/9/2009
THAYER - KINTZ, Arlene B. (Thayer)
Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, December 14, 2007, at home surrounded by her family. She was born November 10, 1918, the youngest daughter of Charles and Gladys (Johnson) Thayer, also stepfather, Dennis MacClure. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman D. Kintz in 1982; sisters, Pearl Davies, Mary Thayer; sister-in-law and great friend, Gladys Trimber; and several brothers-in-law. She is the beloved mother of Suzanne (Jared) Myers of Elmira, Sharon (Andrew) Baus of Maryland, Betty Jane "BJ" (Ted) Hoffman of Dallas, TX, Beverly Gorman of Elmira, Barbara McDonald of Elmira, Nancy (Herb) Campbell of Elmira, Michael Kintz of Denver, CO, and Christine Kintz of Elmira; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, LaVerne Kintz; and brother-in-law, John Davies. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Ellie Haber will officiate. Followed by graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice; envelopes are available at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of Southern Tier Hospice and Tennille Nicolo for their help and support. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/16/2007.
THEETGE - Helen J. Smith - Age 93, of Watkins Rd. and formerly
a longtime resident of E. Franklin St., Horseheads, died
Mar. 11, 2010. She was born June 25, 1916 in Tioga, PA, the daughter to the late Claude and Joanna (Enderle) Theetge. Helen is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Francis Smith; daughter and son, Ann and Milford Doland of Wellsburg, NY; grandchildren, Carol Doland of Wellsburg, NY, Darlene (Robert) Sowers of Pine City, NY; great-grandchildren, Tristan (Michael) Stoughton, Jamee (Josiah) Skinkle, Cody Stoughton; and great-great-grandson, Aaron Lee Skinkle; sisters, Rosalie Vondracek of Cayuta, NY, and Marian Morgan of Horseheads, NY; brother, John (Eleanor) Theetge of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Warren Austin of Sidney, NY. Helen was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Janet Stoughton; and sister, Elizabeth Austin; and brother, Harold Theetge. Helen retired from Bendix Eclipse and was a member of Christian Faith Fellowship on the South Side and a past member of the Loyal Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Mar. 15, 2010, from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will also follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours on Monday at 7:00 p.m. with her Pastor, the Rev. James Crupi, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.13.2010
THOMAS Annie J.
Age 87 of Elmira, NY. She was born September 20, 1919 in Montrose, GA, daughter of the late Will and Carrie (Blash) Thomas and died Monday, July 30, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by three sisters and five brothers, and is survived by her children, Mazie Gritman of Macon, GA, Mattie M. Vaughn of Corning, Magellan Jones, Jr. of Freeville, NY, and Annie (James) Carter of Ithaca; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Smith of Miami, FL, and Eddie Mae (James) Harvell of Macon, GA; sister-in-law, Mamie Thomas of Elmira. Ms. Thomas was a member of All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C. She was formerly employed with Remington Rand and retired from Hardinge, Inc. Family and friends are invited to visit All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C., 351 E. Fifth St., Elmira on Thursday, August 2nd, from 12 to 1 p.m. Her Funeral Service will begin at 1 p.m. Rev. Cephus McGee, Jr., her pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/31/2007.
THOMAS Margery Stocks
Age 102 of Horseheads and formerly of Elmira
Heights, NY passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Margery was born August 9,
1909 in Mold, Wales, UK to Robert E. and Barbara Dodd Thomas. In addition to
her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Aaron “Ernie” Stocks on
September 6, 1968, son, Raymond in 1951 and grandson, Jonathan Thomas in 1995.
Margery outlived her 7 sisters and brothers. She is survived by her daughters,
Barbara (Kent) Thomas with whom she resided and Gillian (Wayne) Welge of Spring
Branch, Texas; grandchildren, Chris, Shane (Suzi), Jeremy (Misty), Tiffany
(John), Christina (Fiancé Chris) and Logan and 5 great grandchildren. She was
blessed with numerous nieces and nephews both in New York and the UK. She has 2
special sisters-in-law, Emily & Betty in England; also special cousin, Anne
& John and family of NSW, Australia. Margery was a 52 year member of the
Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights. She was a past matron of the
Alert Chapter in Elmira Heights, and a current member of the Elmira –
Horseheads Chapter. She was employed by Bell’s Pantry in Elmira Heights.
Margery enjoyed past matrons, Red Hatters and was very active in her church.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main
St. Horseheads on Saturday February 4, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Her
service will follow there at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m. Interment will be on
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. Expressions of
sympathy may be directed to the Oakwood Memorial Fund, Oakwood U. M. Church 212
Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E.
Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830. Notice: Officers and members of the Order
of the Eastern Star Elmira-Horseheads Chapter #423 will gather at the Barber
Funeral Home on Saturday February 4, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. to conduct a memorial
service for their departed sister. Funeral home obituary – February
THOMAS- Elmira Star-Gazette, Feb.23, 1986: "Kathryn J. McCloskey of 404 Pleasant St., Elmira, died Sunday, February 23, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 pm. Funeral and Committal Service to follow calling hours with the Rev. Jack T. Ziegler officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by sons Larry J. (Kathy) McCloskey of Columbus, OH; Robert J. McCloskey of Daytona Beach, Fl; Thomas J. and David J. McCloskey, both of Elmira; grandsons, Chris and Michael McCloskey; brother Carl Bailey of Elmira; sister Dorothy Crandell of Riverside, CA; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. McCloskey was preceeded in death by her husband John in December 1985." Note: Kathryn was the daughter of Alfred and Belle Thomas but raised by her aunt and uncle, Pearl and Carl Bailey. She inherited the health problems of her birth father, suffering from diabetes and hypertension. Nancy Long (email@example.com)
THOMAS - DEATH OF N. SPENCER THOMAS. A Good Man and a Public-Spirited Citizen Passes Away. N. Spencer Thomas, who suffered a stroke of paralysis a week ago Friday, from which he never regained consciousness, died Sunday last at his home, 368 West Clinton street. The deceased was sixty-two years of age, and was one of Elmira's most prominent business men. He was well-known in the city and was respected by all his acquaintances and warmly esteemed by his friends. Mr. Thomas was the proprietor of the Peerless Dye works, on West Second street, which were erected in 1836. He succeeded in building up a large business in the manufacture of patented dyes, and at the time of his death was furnishing employment to a large number of working people. He was born in Hartsville, Bucks county, PA, in 1828. His parents were Quakers, and he was also a member of the Society of Friends. At an early age he was apprenticed to a chemist of Philadelphia, and after he attained his majority he embarked in business as a wholesale chemist, having graduated some time before at a pharmacentical college in Philadelphia. Mr. Thomas successfully experimented with the problem of concentrating the extract of hemlock bark for tanning purposes, and desiring to put his discoveries into practical use he removed to Painted Post, NY, and built an extract factory in that village. He continued his researches into the mysteries of chemistry and succeeded in making the extract of hemlock bark for the base of dyes. He built the bark extract works at Trout Run about twenty years ago, and several years ago he removed to Elmira and built an elegant residence on West Clinton street, which he made his home. Mr. Thomas is survived by one son, Charles I., a resident of Philadelphia, and a daughter, Reba R., of this city. He was a broad-minded, charitable man, a good citizen and a kind husband and father. The funeral was largely attended Wednesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, who spoke of the deceased as a pure minded, public spirited citizen and a consistent member of the Society of Friends. The pall bearers were E. N. Palmer, William C. Buck, John Brown, H. C. French, Charles E. Rapelyea and Hosea H. Rockwell. The burial was in Woodlawn.
THOMAS - GIVENS
Silla Age 95 of Elmira, NY. She was born February 14, 1910 in Pulaski County, GA, daughter of the late Will and Julia (Smith) Thomas and died Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, Sr.; sons, Arthur, Fred, Frank, Jr. and Harry Givens; daughter, Peggy Ann Givens; and grandson, Jon-Jon Givens. Mrs. Givens is survived by her sons, James (Ruby) and John (Sandi) Givens; daughters, Nancy (Willie) Brown and Mattie L. Ward; daughters-in-law, Lula and Mattie Givens, all of Elmira; sisters, Ruby Wells, Annie Jane Thomas both of Elmira, Ettie Mae Hobbie of Macon, GA; sisters-in-law, Mamie Thomas and Corrine Givens, both of Elmira; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a member of Monumental Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, August 18th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Fred Keith will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Willie B. Age 76 of 516 Harper Street, Elmira, died Tuesday, October 16, 2001. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, October 19, 2001 from 12 to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hour with Reverend Cephus McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Age 86 of Elmira, NY died peacefully at home after an extended illness. He is survived by his children Roberta Harris, Lissie Ann, Grady Lee (Linda), Aaron (Sue) Thompkins, Jr., and Jim (Geraldine) Thompkins all of Elmira, James, Walter, Robert Thompkins and Alberta Thomas all of Georgia; 2 sisters; 2 brothers; 2 sisters-in-law; 30 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his longtime companion Annie T. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 20th from 10 to 11 am. His funeral and committal services will follow at 11 am. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – November 18, 2012
THOMPKINS Lissie Ann
Age 55 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 28, 1957 in Dublin, GA, daughter of the late Aaron and Annie (Ricks) Thompkins and died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her children Roberta, Annie and Stephen Cheatham; step daughter Kiesha Cheatham; adopted daughter Kim Chaffer; grandchildren Jared and Jeremiah Cheatham and Joshua Chaffer all of Elmira; siblings Roberta Harris, Grady Lee, Aaron Thompkins, Jr., Jimmy Parks all of Elmira, James, Walter and Robert Thompkins and Alberta Thomas all of GA; special friends Lionel C. Cheatham, Juanita Thomas, Jacqueline Williams and Richard Payne all of Elmira along with a host of nieces and nephews. Lissie Ann was a CNA and a minister with Key to the Kingdom Church, Dublin, GA. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Friday, December 21st from 12 to 1 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 1 pm. Elder Caranell Parks will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – December 19, 2012
THOMPSON –MRS. AMANDA SHELTON, wife of the late Charles Shelton died at her home on West Water Street Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock. (Jan. 4, 1916) Mrs. Shelton was the mother of Don O. Shelton, president of the National Bible Institute of New York and of Mrs. Horace G. Quick of Elmira. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jane Warner of Horseheads and Mrs. William Parsons of Trumansburg and a brother, Martin V. Thompson of Odessa. Mrs. Shelton had a singularly strong Christian character and her life was a constant enrichment and inspiration to all who came into close association with her. She followed with keenest interest the work of her son in New York and the National Bible Institute, whose work has grown to very large proportions, owes much to its strength and wide influence to her sympathetic and prayerful co-operation. She was ever a safe and wise counselor and her strong and intelligent Christian faith, though unobtrusive, was the means of greatly promoting Bible study and evangelism through the work inaugurated by her son. Mrs. Shelton’s funeral was held at her home on West Water Street Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. Henry L. Hannah officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/9/1916
THOMPSON George H. Thompson, died at the family home at Hendy Hollow, Tuesday night about 12 o'clock, aged 80 years. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Burt McCracken of Trout Run, PA, and Mrs. Burt Wood of Elmira, three sons, Arthur and Samuel of Corning, Timothy of Hendy Creek; one sister, Mrs. Rhode Hilt, of Gillett, PA; two brothers: Samuel of Gillett, PA, and John of Wellsburg. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. H. B Reddick of Centretary Methodist Church Elmira will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira. April 1912, Towanda paper.
Roaring Branch, Oct. 14 – Jonathan Thompson, a lifelong resident of Union and for 25 years a respected citizen of Roaring Branch, was buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, on Oct. 4. Mr. Thompson was a civil war veteran, was badly wounded, the bone between the shoulder and elbow being shot away, leaving a crippled arm. He is survived by his widow and one daughter and two sisters, all residents of Elmira. Mr. Thompson moved to Elmira last April. Wellsboro Agitator, 15 October 1919.
THOMPSON June L
VAN NESS, June L., Town of Southport Resident, Was born August 7, 1939 in Troupsburg, NY, the daughter of the late Alvah and Ida (Polk) Thompson, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at her home at the age of 68. June was married to Ronald R. "Jack" Van Ness, prior to his death June 5, 2005 they celebrated 46 years of life and love together. Her sisters, Eva McCarthy and Wilda Rearick; brothers, Edward, John D. and Duane Hackett; and most recently her beloved grandson, Sean L. Van Ness, also predeceased her. She is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Wendy Van Ness of Horseheads, NY, Dennis and Linda Van Ness of Elmira, NY, Charles and Sue Van Ness of Erin, NY, David and Michelle Van Ness of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Steven, Jonathan, Rick, Bryan, Joshua, Jeremy, Jennette, Amy, Mallory, Libby, Zackary, Jeffrey, Taylor; great-granddaughter, Kailyn; sister, Joni (Dan) Sweeney of Mehoopany, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. For many years June was a real estate agent for Watts reality, later retiring from Trayer Products with 20+ years of dedicated service as an inspector. She was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Club and member of the VFW Rex Field Post #901 Ladies Auxiliary, both of Elmira. June loved going to rummage sales and enjoyed sewing and crafting. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held there following the visitation at 4 p.m. The Reverend Scott Lowmaster will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/24/2008 - 4/25/2008.
THORNE –MRS. ELIZABETH THORNE JONES, wife of Major Cantine Jones died in Buffalo February 25, 1912. She is survived by her husband, five sisters; Mrs. George H. Howard, Mrs. M. B. Herrick, Mrs. A. Dudgeon, Mrs. John Pynchon and Mrs. T. F. Thorne of Chicago. The funeral was held in Buffalo Tuesday and the remains were brought to Elmira yesterday for burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 2/29/1912
MISS MITTIE CELESTIA THORNE, 68 late of Elmira, died Sunday (March 4, 1934) after and extended illness. She was a graduate of School Four and the Elmira Free Academy and attended Teachers’ College at Albany. She is remembered by many of her friends in Chemung County as a successful teacher in the West Hill and other rural schools. She was a member of the Park Church. For many years she made her home with an aunt, the late Dr. Ermina C. Eddy, Elmira. The only surviving relatives are several cousins. The body is in the Mathews and VanBuskirk Funeral Home, 107 Orchard Street, Horseheads where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Lillian H. Chapman of Big Flats will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/5/1934
THORPE IDA LULA OSBORN
OSBORN, IDA L.
Age 90 of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Sunday, July 1, 1979. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held immediately following calling hours. The Rev. Edward R. McCracken officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by several nieces. Ref: Star-Gazette, Tues., July 3, 1979 (page 18)
Social Security Death Index
IDA OSBORNE, born 20 January 1889, died July 1979, Elmira, Chemung County, New York 14901 Social Security Number issued in New York
Ida Lula Osborne is the daughter of Ada Steele Thorpe [STEELE -
THORPE, Ada A. (SRGP 79964) ] according to the obituary listed on the following
Just a note to tell you why I am submitting this...I was at the Steele Memorial Library on Tuesday August 11, 2007, and met a woman who is searching for an obituary for her relative. I looked up the person in the Social Security Death Index and also on your website for a cemetery listing. Both names and dates match. As I was searching, the woman left the library, so I didn't get to share this information. I'd like to share it with you so that it can be posted online. I have a photo copy of both the early edition and the final edition of the July 3, 1979 Star-Gazette - the only date in which this death notice is published.
She was searching for OSBORNE, THORPE, SPRAGUE
I have a photocopy of the obituary for the woman who was seeking this
information. If she will contact me, I will forward this to her.
Hi Joyce, That was Deborah from Oklahoma. She was here the day
before...Joyce M. Tice