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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran, Chemung County NY

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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Vary Cemetery Listing 1999



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Do You Knowthat you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 

You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

ALLEN - Mrs. Martha Allen Stevens of Millport, died Sunday at Akron, O., aged seventy-six years. Mrs. Stevens is survived by her husband Frederick Stevens, a sister in Loveland, Colorado; a brother Alfred Allen of Elmira; two nieces, Mrs. Edna Dill of Calif., and Mrs. Mabel Fassett of Washington, D.C., four nephews: The Rev. Willis Stackhouse of Rochester, Floyd Allen of Buffalo; LeVern Allen of Ithaca and William Allen of Corning. The remains were removed to Millport, where the funeral was held in the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Stocum officiated and burial was in the Vary cemetery on the Ridge road. [Handwritten date 1925]

WRS Note: This item describes her wedding in 1908:
[dated Dec. 28, 1908]
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mrs. J. J. Allen in Elmira on West Gray street, Dec. 28, at 10 o’clock, when Miss Martha A. Allen of Veteran, became the bride of Alfred F. Stevens of Schenectady. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Willis Stackhouse of Pennsylvania, nephew of the bride. The bride wore a handsome suit of blue broadcloth and hat to match. After a wedding dinner the bridal couple left for an extended wedding trip to Albany, Watertown and other places of interest. The best wishes of a host of friends go with them.

Mr. Ernest Benjamin age 93 of the Ridge Rd., Horseheads, Wednesday, December 3, 1980 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.
Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Alex Nemeth will officiate. Interment Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leah Benjamin, son and daughter in law Stanley and Helen Benjamin of Horseheads; stepsons and daughter in law, Frank and Florence Hamilton, Clifford and Virginia Hamilton, all of Elmira, James and Ruth Hamilton of Wayne, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Mildred McConnell of Barton; sisters, Mrs. Stella Ennis and Mrs. Pearl Murphy both of Elmira, 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Mr. Benjamin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Chemung County. He was a member of the Veteran Grange, was a member and former master of the Pomona Grange. He was also a member of the State and  National Granges. He was a past director of the Soil and Water Conservation District Board, a member of the Chemung County Farm Bureau.

Thomas J. CARPENTER died at his home in the Town of Veteran, yesterday noon, age sixty-two years.  He is survived by his wife and five children Mrs. Mary A. McDougall and Charles W. Carpenter, of Veteran, Mrs. Helen Tharheimer of Syracuse, Thomas J. Carpenter, of Sullivanville, Frank H. Carpenter, of Auburn, two brothers, J. L. Carpenter, of Elmira, George W. Turner, of Sullivanville, and two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Nichols and Mrs. Katherine Miller, of Horseheads.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home.  The Rev. W. H. Ward will officiate.  The interment will be in the Vary Cemetery.  (Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press, Pg. 5, Saturday Evening, 10 September 1903)

Obituary COGSDILL, John
DEATH – JOHN COGSDILL, JR. - Feb. 2, 1916
John Cogsdill, Jr., died Monday morning at 5 o’clock at the family home in Veteran, aged eighteen years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Cogsdill, two brothers, Clair L. Of Austin, Pa., and Lewis at home; also three sisters, Mrs. Archie Lovell, of Catherine, and the Misses Millie and Agnes, at home. The funeral was held at the home Thursday at 1 p.m., and burial was in the Vary cemetery on the Ridge road.

The funeral services of Mrs. Theo. McDougal  were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock, at her late home in Veteran. The Rev. Wm. H. Yard of Horseheads, officiated, and interment was made in the Vary cemetery. Mrs. McDougal’s maiden name was Emily Cornish. She was born in Tompkins county, August 21, 1849, and is survived by her husband  and two sisters, Mrs. John L. Carpenter of Elmira and Mrs. Judson Primmer of Kenzual, Pa. Since her marriage she has always lived in Veteran, and her death removes from that place a respected resident from the church, a faithful sister from the home a beloved wife. The ??? and tribulation which prevented this faithful woman from performing her household duties, cut her off from social life and from the ?? of the served, only made her faith in him stronger. When her spirit answered the summons to return to Him who gave it she surrendered to her Maker, saying, “Not my will but Thine be done”, and in departing left an example of true Christian living whose sweet and ennobling influence will ever dwell in the hearts and appear in the lives of those she knew best. The bereaved husband and family wish to thank the many kind friends who administered to her in her sickness and them in their bereavement.
Wrs note: Her husband, Theodore, was Grandson of Veteran Pioneer John McDougle, Jr.
1 John McDougle, Jr.
2 David McDougle.
3 Theodore McDougle


CRANE –MRS. PHOEBE (CRANE) DANN age 83 of Big Flats, NY, unexpectedly, Tuesday May 19, 1987.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Thursday, 7 to 9 pm, Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Friday evening at the conclusion of calling hours (8:30 pm).  The Rev. William P. Walker will officiate.  Committal services will be conducted on Saturday morning in Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran, NY.  Mrs. Dann was predeceased by her first husband, Stanley R. Dann in August of 1944 and by her second husband, Laurance M. Dann in July of 1978.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and John Wiseman of Coca Ratan, FL, Barbara and Glen Horton of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Samantha of Wilmington, NC, Paul and Venita of Collegeville, PA, Delos and Alice of Palmerston, Ontario, Canada, Ralph and Mary of Ellensburg, WA; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Harriett Playfoot of Horseheads; aunt, Miss Mary Louise Stoll of Horseheads; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was also predeceased by her only brother, George Crane and 3 grandchildren.  Mrs. Dann was a member of the Mosherville Bible Church.  She was a graduate of Geneseo Normal School, she was a member of the Auxiliary of the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Phoebe was also an enthusiastic gardner and a 60 year member of the Veteran Grange.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/1987



Obituary ROBERTS, MRS.
Mrs. J. C. Roberts died at the family home in the town of Veteran yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, aged seventy-six years. Mrs. Roberts was one of the first students in Elmira College over a half century ago. Her grandfather was a soldier of the War of the Revolution and her father was a veteran of the War of 1812. Mrs. Roberts is survived by a daughter Mrs. Alvin Green of Veteran, two brothrs, Marcus of Oakland, Cal., and Joseph of Fort Worth, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Adelia Catlin of Dolgeville, and Mrs. Francis Filkins of Corning. The funeral will be held at the family home in the town of Veteran, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be made in the Vary cemetery in the town of Veteran. (Note to Joyce - I believe "Mrs. J. C. Roberts" is Julia Crawford d/o Judge John Crawford and Mary Catlin second wife of James Coleman Roberts s/o James Roberts & Mary Coleman.   Paul  - Paul F. Giometti)


DAYTON Lucille D. Turner

91, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, June 24, 2012, while residing at Maplewood Manor Nursing Home in Ballston Spa, NY. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Turner who died in 1981. She is survived by her children, Barbara and her husband Steve Noll of Libertytown, MD and Beth and her husband Daniel Loewenstein of Ballston Spa, NY; along with four grandchildren, Lauren Noll, Erik Noll, Jason Loewenstein and Tyler Loewenstein. She is also preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Loewenstein. Raised on her family farm in Stamford, NY, Lucille attended Mt. Jefferson School, a one room school for elementary education. She graduated in 1939 from Stamford Central School and then went on to the Albany Stenotype School. WWII intervened and she moved to Elmira in 1942 to help her sister Connie raise her young son while her husband was in service. During this time, she was employed at Swift Lubrication Co., Elmira and Trayer Products in Elmira Heights. Lucille met Robert in Elmira and married in October of 1948 at the Stamford Presbyterian Church. They built their home in Horseheads on Pleasant View Farms where Lucille handled the farm's bookkeeping. Lucille was a faithful member of Horseheads First Presbyterian Church for 64 years - under 14 pastors - and very active in the community. Following her husband's death, she took over his position of secretary/manager of the Chemung County Fair from 1982-86, a position he had held for thirty-five years. Lucille was the first woman accepted into the local Kiwanis Club, active in the Horseheads Woman's Club, Garden Club, Chemung Valley Farmer's Museum, Veteran Grange, RSVP and other community organizations. Visitation will be held at Barber's Funeral Home in Horseheads on Thursday, June 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Horseheads First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY 14845 or Maplewood Manor Nursing Home, 149 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.   Star Gazette – June 26, 2012  


Mrs. Hiram Wheeler died at the family home in the town of Veteran, Friday, aged sixty-one years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Alberta Stevens at home, Claude of Veteran, and Charles of Elmira; a brother, Charles Dewey of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Nelson Waite, of Elmira Heights; Mrs. E. E. VanGorden, Horseheads and Mrs. Frank Ream of Arkport, NY. The funeral will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial in Veteran cemetery.

FELLOWS, Catherine - Obituary VARY,  MRS. NATHAN
Mrs. Nathan Vary died at her home in the town of Veteran at 12:30 o’clock this morning, aged seventy-three years. She is survived by her husband and one son Charles E. Vary of Newark, N.Y., and six grandchildren, Mrs. Harry O. Ayres of Ulster, Pa., Nathan H. Vary of New Kensington, Pa., Henry H. Vary, Emmaline, Kathryn and Dorothy of Newark. Mrs. Vary had been a member of the Baptist Church of Veteran for forty-seven years and was an earnest and faithful church worker with many friends. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the home at 3 o’clock, the Rev. T. A. Stevens officiating. Interment will be in the Vary Cemetery. [Her birth name was Catherine S. Fellows, b. 08/05/1834, d. 10/22/1907.  She was my great-great-grandmother.  Her headstone is in the Vary Cemetery, although it has become a bit hard to read.  Not to nitpick, but for the sake of accuracy, her granddaughter’s name was spelled Emeline, not Emmaline. Bob Vary]

GOSS –DONNA M. GOSS OLIN DANN.  Long-time Breesport Road resident, age 86, of Horseheads, on Sunday, May 28, 2000.  Donna was born February 6, 1914 in Big Flats, NY, the daughter of the late Banks A. and Eva Groome Goss.  She was predeceased by husbands, Gerald C. Dann in 1990 and Ralph B. Olin in 1969 and a sister, Emily Goss Lescovec in 1989.  She was by step-daughters, Gretchen (Terry) Deglau of Fairport, NY and Sally (Ted) Seyfarth of Barrington, IL; step-sons, Philip (Phyllis) Dann of Pennfield, NY, Frank Dann of Fresno, CA, Fredric (Susan) Dann of Edmonds, WA and Alan (Florence Vanderwalt) Dann of Cambridge, WI; step daughter-in-law, Valerie Dann of Fresno, CA; brother-in-law, Fred Lescovec of Big Flats, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and many close and caring friends.  A long time Breesport Rd. resident, she was for many years the Proprietor for Maple Hurst Park.  Mrs. Dann taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir.  She was a member of the Horseheads Business & Professional Women’s Association and was a member of the O.E.S. Excelior Chapter #232 in Big Flats for over 50 years.  As a member there, she was also past Matron in 1954 and District Deputy in 1959.  Mrs. Dann spent many years of her life caring for others.  She had many close and caring friends and appreciated the care, acts of good deeds and friendship that was given to her.  She was a woman that will be remembered for her kindness to others.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, June 1, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m.  Her funeral service will take place there on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Becker officiating.  Interment will follow at the Vary Cemetery, on Ridge Road, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.

LEE - Mrs. Grace Chapman, age 75, of Ridge Road, Horseheads, RD 2.  Thursday, Feb. 13, 1964.  Survived by son, Bernard of Horseheads RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Ralph Stow of Horseheads, Mrs. Edward Osborn of Horseheads, RD 2, four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.  Body at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours: Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 1 p. m., the Rev. Cuthbert Rowe.  Vary (Ridge) Cemetery.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 27, Thursday, 13 February 1964)

LENTZ Helen K. Benjamin

Age 94 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday January 24, 2011. Helen was born August 3, 1916 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John and Katherine Malone Lentz. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers Ed Lentz and Jack Lentz. Helen married her husband, R. Stanley Benjamin, on December 28, 1940. Stan and Helen devoted their lives to running a Dairy Farm on Ridge Road and raising their children. They were long-time members of The Veteran Grange and The Farm Bureau. Stan was involved in Town and County Government serving in numerous positions and was The Chemung County Executive from January 1, 1979 until December 31, 1982. Stan pre-deceased Helen on January 26, 2000 after 59 years of marriage. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Benjamin is survived by her loving children Jack & Sue Benjamin of Horseheads, NY, Patricia & John Kristofik of Morris, NY, Ralph Stanley "Butch" & Myra Benjamin of Manitou Springs, Colorado, and Alan & Jacqueline Benjamin of Northport, Florida; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mrs. Benjamin's wish that there be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Helen's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday January 29, 2001 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mrs. Benjamin's Funeral Mass. Helen will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Stan in Vary Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Mrs. Benjamin through memorials to St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2011

Charles A. MacDougall 89, Ridge Rd. Horseheads R 2, died today. He was a retired farmer. (Can’t read next few words.) Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Helen Samson  of Horseheads RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Virgil Fishel  of Anderson, and two brothers, Harry MacDougall  of Horseheads RD 2, and Jay MacDougall  of Dundee; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The body is at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads where friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2:00 p.m. Wrs note: Vary Cemetery

The funeral of  Miss Emily MacDugall  was held at the family home in the Town of Veteran, Friday afternoon. Burial was in the Vary cemetery.
MAC DUGALL, MISS EMILY - OBITUARY (Handwritten note Feb. 27, 1923)
Miss Emily MacDugall died Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock at the family home in the Town of Veteran. She was born November 21, 1828, and was highly respected. She is survived by two brothers, Alonzo MacDugall  of Oregon, and Theodore MacDugall of Veteran; also several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2:30 o’clock. Burial in the Vary cemetery.
Wrs note:
1 McDougle, John, Jr. Abt. 1779-12 Aug 1836
  +Coe, Sarah Ann 14 May 1779
2 McDougle, David 10 Sep 1803-18 May 1866
  +Weller, Sarah B. 17 Apr 1806-12 Mar 1888
3 Mac Dougall, Emily 21 Nov 1828-27 Feb 1923


MC DOUGALL, MARION - OBITUARY (Handwritten date Apr. 1, 1918)
Marion McDougall died Monday at 9:30 p.m. at the family home in the town of Veteran, aged sixty-eight years. He is survived by his widow and six sons: Charles of Veteran  William D   Of Elmira, George P.  of Oregon, Alonzo  of Horseheads, Harry  and J. E.  At home; a daughter, Grace M. McDougall  at home; three brothers, James  and Theodore McDougall of Veteran, and Alonzo  of Oregon; also a sister, Emily McDougall of Veteran. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in the Vary cemetery in the town of Veteran.
Wrs note: Marion was Grandson of Veteran Pioneer John McDougle. Jr.
1 John McDougle, Jr.
2 David McDougle.
3 Marion McDougle


HENRY M. PLANTS of East Center Street died at 11 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1918) aged seventy-two years.  The funeral will be held at the home of E. H. Benson, 333 East Center Street Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  Mr. Plants served through the Civil War and belonged to the Engineers’ Corps. Company G. 150th Engineers.  He was born in Veteran and was a prosperous farmer.  He retired five years ago and came to live with his nephew, E. H. Benson of Elmira.  The Rev. O. H. Denny of St. Luke’s Congregational Church will officiate at the service and burial will be in the Vary Cemetery, near Horseheads.  Grand Army men will act as pallbearers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1918


ROBERT A. ROEMMELT SR. a longtime resident of Veteran passed away on Sunday evening, January 3, 2016 at the age of 88. Robert was born May 13, 1927 in Elmira, NY, a son to the late John and Nina Bateman Roemmelt. Robert is predeceased by daughter, Kathleen Tobey; brother, Dr. John Roemmelt and sister, Jean Rider. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Josephine Pastirik Roemmelt; children, Kristine (Lawrence) Sigwald, Robert (Kim) Roemmelt and Bruce (Lori) Roemmelt; grandchildren, Emily (Justin) Grose, Mackenzie (Cole) Parrotta, Sarah Roemmelt (Michael Rose), Kyle Sigwald, Craig Sigwald, and James Roemmelt; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert served his country honorably with the US Army during World War II. He managed Myers Automotive in Horseheads, held numerous offices with the Veteran Grange, was a former Town of Veteran Historian, Boy Scout Leader and was an avid outdoorsman and antique trap collector. He was a kind, caring, fair and humble person that enjoyed time spent with his family and enjoyed gardening and working countless hours in his wood shop. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 3PM-6PM with his Funeral Service to follow. He will be laid to rest at Vary Cemetery, Veteran, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Robert may make donations to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/6/2016


SMITH Adaline

Mrs. James Stoll died at the family home in Pine Valley at 8 o’clock yesterday morning.  She is survived by three sons, J.M., Henry A., and Millard, of Pine Valley; four daughters, Mrs. George Vance, of Bath; Mrs. Lloyd L. Young, of Lodi; Mrs. Fred Doxtator, of Michigan, and Miss Fidelia Stoll, at home.  The funeral will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. DeWitt Stanley, of Horseheads, will officiate.  Burial in Vary Cemetery in the Town of Veteran.  (Elmira Advertiser, Page 2, Tuesday, 18 October 1910)

WALTER E. TELLER, 68 of the Prospect Hill Rd., Horseheads Tuesday, June 25, 1957.  He was a retired Moore Business Forms Inc. employee.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Eliza F. Teller; daughters, Mrs. James Brick and Miss Elizabeth Teller, both at home, Mrs. George E. Turner of Horseheads; sons, Walter F. Jr. of Rochester, Harry at home; brother, Miles L. of Mt. Jewett, Pa; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body will be taken to the family home this morning where friends may call.  Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. at the VanBuskirk and Lynch Funeral home, Horseheads, the Rev. Augustus N. Peckham.  Vary Cemetery, Ridge Rd., Horseheads.  –Elmira Advertiser 6/26/1957

TURNER, HARRIET ELSIE – OBITUARY (Handwritten date Feb. 16, 1934)
Harriet Elsie Turner, fourteen year old daughter of Benjamin and Edna Spaulding Turner, took her departure from this life at her home in the Town of Veteran, last Friday morning. She was laid away in the little hilltop cemetery in Veteran, on Monday afternoon while a grief stricken family, sorrowing neighbors, and upwards of a hundred Horseheads schoolmates with their teachers, eyes dimmed with tears, said farewell.Elsie was born in Veteran township on March 24, 1919. Beloved by all who met her, she smiled her way with commendable achievement through seven and a half years of elementary work in the little white schoolhouse not far from her home, entering Horseheads Junior high school in January 1931, at eleven years of age. There she made a host of friends and participated in a number of school activities. She was president of the Sophomore class in 1932-33 and a member of the Student Council, as well as the Girls Glee Club. She was the youngest member of the Junior class. To Elsie, her school was indeed her life.The out of school contacts which Elsie made were also rich in happy experiences and honors for her. Last Friday afternoon four hundred twenty-five Horseheads High School students stood silently with heads bowed in general assembly, as they paid tribute to Elsie and the beneficient influence which was her portion. Elsie has gone—The blessing of a wholesome, sweet, happy life she leaves behind her. She lived life well and to its fullest. And we are the better for it.

Elsie Turner, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Turner, of the Ridge Road, Town of Veteran, died Friday morning as the result of an attack of quinsy. She is survived by the parents; two brothers, George E. and Benjamin, Jr.; a sister, Shirley Ann all at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Spaulding of Trumansburg, Mrs. Celia E. Turner of Horseheads. The funeral was held Monday. The Rev. Fenimore E. Cooper officiated. Burial in the Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran.

Age 58 of 4565 Ridge Road, Horseheads, NY unexpectedl on Thursday, September 17, 1981 in Syracuse. Friends are invited to call at th Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral and Committal Services will be held there on Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Jack Ziegler will officiate. Interment Vary Cemetery, Town of Veteran. It is the family’s wish that those desiring make memorials in Bob’s name to the First Presbyterian Church, 705 Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his wife, Lucille (Dayton) Turner; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Stephen Noll of Damascus, Md; daughter, Miss Beth Turner, a student of RIT Rochester, NY; sister, Mrs Florence Roy, Horseheads; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Edgar Stowell of Bedford, Ma; brother and sister-in-law, George A. And Maria Turner of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Turner was a member and former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads; he was general manager of the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and has served as its President. He was secretary of the Chemung County Fair Association since 1946; he was a partner in Pleasant View Farms; he had served as secretary, vice-president and president of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs; he was a director of the Chemung Canal Trust Company; he was a member of the Farm Bureau; a member and past master of the Veteran Grange; he was also a member of the Pomona and State Granges. He was also a member of the Horseheads Lodge 364 F & AM and the Elmira Kiwanis Club. He had served on the Chemung County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Education of the Horseheads Central School. He also had been active in the Chemung County Republican Committee and was a past president of the National American.

DOUGLAS CHARLES VARY, three months of Odessa Monday, Dec. 6, 1965.  Body at Heal Funeral Home, Church St., Odessa, where friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Private service there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Royal E. Filkins officiating.  Vary Cemetery, Ridge Road, Town of Veteran.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Vary; sisters, Dawn M. and Deborah C. at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Osco Peterson of Odessa; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elaine Goodrich of Endicott.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/1965

Below this line are women not identified by their own names. Their surname at birth is missing and sometimes their first name as well. If you can provide us with the full name of any of these woman at birth, it will help us organize them in the right place and show respect to them in their own names as well as help family researchers identify them.

? Obituary CHAPMAN, Grace
Mrs. Grace Chapman age 75 of Ridge Road, Horseheads RD 2, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1964. Survived by son Bernard of Horseheads RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Ralph Stow of Horseheads, Mrs. Edward Osborn of Horseheads RD 2; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Body at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours; Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Cuthbert Rowe, Vary Cemetery, Horseheads.


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