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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice


Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 


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Do You Know that 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. 

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. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 


Woodlawn Obituaries

Wednesday February 16, 1944 - Wellsboro Agitator
Jay R. Head died at his home in Elmira February 8, after a long illness. He was the son of John and Fanny Francis Head. He was a graduate of Toronto Veterinary College. He married Ada Atwell Bookmiller, April 15, 1932, who survives. He is also survived by one step-son, Atwell Bookmiller; grandchildren Maurice and Margaret Bookmiller; aunts, Mrs. Emma Auble, Mrs. Rose Porter, of Elmira; Mrs. Maude Budesheim, of Middlesex, VT. Funeral was held from the home, Rev. Henry White, officiating; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

John HEAD -

Age 90, of W. Clinton St. Elmira, NY died on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Schuyler Hospital Montour Falls, NY. Patricia was born in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone on April 29, 1918, the daughter of the late Lt. John and Katherine (O'Leary) Healy. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Stephen Hart, in 1987; son, Charles Hart, in 1989; and grandson, David Hart Tallman, in 1975; sons-in-law, Patrick Cannon and James Milloway. Patricia was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Boston, MA and Emerson College in Boston, Class of 1940. It was at Emerson that she met her husband and they were married August 9, 1941, and came to Elmira where together they raised five children. Patricia was a retired elementary teacher having taught at Our Lady of Lourdes School Elmira, from 1960-1969 and Watkins Glen School from 1969-1986. She was an active member of Newcomer's Club, Symphonia Club, Elmira Little Theatre and Thursday Morning Musicals. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Soaring Museum, a docent at the Arnot Art Museum and RSVP Volunteer at Booth School. Patricia is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Vincente D'Ingianni of Keuka Lake, Priscilla and David Tallman of Painted Post, NY, Trina Cannon Milloway of Gainesville, TX; son, Jonathan Hart of Rochester, NY. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Vincente (Jamie) D'Ingianni, Trina End, Bryan Cannon, Timothy (Carla) Cannon, Chandra Tallman, and Aaron Tallman; Merrick, McKayla, and Arianna D'Ingianni, Emily and Michael End; Aidan and Kaden Cannon. Special thanks to her caregivers, Cathy Rarick, Dawn and Stacey Stevens. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Meals on Wheels or Southern Tier Hospice. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, July 1, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Elmira on Wednesday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/30/2008 - 7/1/2008.

HEATER, WILLIAM E.  age 70, formerly of Horseheads, NY.  He was born July 16, 1933 in Elmira, son of the late Austin and Margaret (Barber) Heater and died on Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  He is survived by his sister, Joan Monachino of Horseheads; brother, Jack Heater of Howard, NY; nieces, Cindy (Tim) Barber of Westmoreland, TN, and Lisa Monachino of Horseheads; great-niece and nephews, Stephanie, Jacob and Mark Stanbro, all of Horseheads, and Matthew Heater of Westmoreland, TN.  Bill was a  member of the 7th Day Adventist Church.  He loved music, riding his bike and he loved animals, especially his doings.  Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, April 25th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  His funeral and committal services will be held there on Monday, April 26th at 2 p.m. Rev. Roger Curtis will officiate.  Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of his family.

Mrs. Camilla Heaxt Gornee, 92, of 919 Pennsylvania Ave., widow of Elliot Gornee., Monday morning, June 18, 1951, at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Ernest Scott, with whom she resided. Survived by son Erwin Gornee of Elmira; brothers, John Heaxt of Medina, Ohio, and George Heaxt of Uleta, Fla.,five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where funeral was held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. The Rev. C. Wellington Hardy. Woodlawn Cemetery.

HECKMAN - A Beloved Elmira Lady Called to Her Reward Last Week. In the death of his beloved wife, Hattie J. HECKMAN Rockwell, on Monday morning last, Hon. H. H. Rockwell is assured of the deep and sincere sympathy of the entire community, insufficient as it may be to dispel the dark shadow which has settled over his happy home life. Seldom does the city lose a lady of more beautiful character, consistent piety and charity and kindly and lovable personality than Mrs. Rockwell. Since removing to this city, thmrty-two years ago,she has constantly endeared herself to her many friends whom she made and whose death will be mourned as will that of few ladies in our community. Mrs. Rockwell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram B. Heckman and was born in the town of Lansing, Tompkins county, February 17, 1841. Her parents later removed to Angelica, Allegany county, and in 1863 she came to Elmira with her sister, the late Mrs. Jackson Richardson. In September, 1871, she was married to Major Rockwell. There were three children born to them, only one of whom, Rena, is left with her father, to mourn the irreparable loss which has come up on them. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. D. Davenport, of Paw Paw, IL, and Mrs. William T. Riley, of Hailey, ID. For the past three years Mrs. Rockwell has been suffering with a chronic disease, but bore her sufferings with Christian faith and gentle resignation. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock at her late home, No. 364 West Clinton street, Rev. Thomas K. Beecher officiating. The interment, which was in Woodlawn, was private.

FRANCIS R. HEDGES age 67, of Old Lowman Rd., Wellsburg, N.Y. Monday, February 8, 1971.  Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Welling Storch officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Survived by wife, Anne; sister, Mrs. Thomas Massey of San Antonio, Texas, niece, Carolyn Massey; nephew, Thomas Massey; several cousins.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/1971

HELLER, Clyde D. Age 69 of Country Rest Home, Erin, N.Y., Wednesday, June 11, 1975 at his home. Funeral service Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, with no prior calling hours. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by brother-in-law, James Beck of Elmira; cousins, Ernestine Keefe and Augusta Parfitt both of Elmira.   Unfortunately, I don’t know who makes James Beck the brother-in-law of Clyde. Clyde’s parents were Samuel W. and Mary E. Heller, and his uncle was Chester Grant Heller, through whom Ernestine and Augusta were his cousins. I am trying to find out more about his grandparents, Samuel W. Heller and Carrie Bridenbaker, who came from Scranton, PA.  Jamie Parfitt

Formerly of Laurel Street
Was born April 2, 1929 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Harry G. and Bertha C. (Chamberlain) Heller, died peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 78. Her brother, Raymond Heller, predeceased her. Doris married Wilbur D. "Bill" Kreisler, September 25, 1949 in Elmira at the Southport Presbyterian Church. They have enjoyed 58 wonderful years of life and love together. She is survived by her loving husband, "Bill"; beloved sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Kreisler of Elmira, NY, Edward and Jill Kreisler, also of Elmira, NY, Douglas and Jennifer Kreisler of Jordan, NY; much loved grandchildren, Joseph (Kristeena) Kreisler, Mickey (Pam) Kreisler, Daniel and Craig Kreisler, Eric and MacKenzie Kreisler, Bethanie and Natalie Emerick; adored great-great-grandchildren, Derek and Kayla Kreisler, Madilyn Kreisler; sister-in-law, Betty Heller of Manlius, NY; brother-in-law, Donald (Marian) Kreisler of Bradenton, FL; along with several special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Doris was devoted to her family and home and loved her grandkids dearly. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held there following the visitation (7 p.m.) The Reverend Ross Raymond will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. Memorial donations in Doris's name may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Her family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the entire staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, especially the 6th floor staff, for the outstanding love and care they gave Doris. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2007.

HELLER, Fred E. Age 72, of 720 Laurel St., Friday, May 10, 1968 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Sunday evening 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Stephen Parr and Rev. J. Russell Carpenter. Committal services in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by wife Zylpha; sons, Frank C. of Ardmore, Pa., Robert H. of Penn Yan, Fred W. of Warsaw; sisters, Mrs. David (Augusta) Parfitt of Elmira; four grandchildren; several cousins; nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist Church; Union Lodge No. 95 F&AM; American Legion Post No. 443; Company L. Veteran of World War I; Member of the Monarchs Club; Fellowcraft Team of Union Lodge.  (Fred was the son of Chester Grant Heller and Anna Elizabeth Frederika Linberger, daughter of Adolph and Ernestine Linberger. Fred’s wife, Zylpha, was the daughter of Frank and Rosa Straw. Mrs. David (Augusta) Parfitt is my husband’s grandmother.)   Jamie Parfitt

HARRIET STONE ‘HASTY’ HELLER of Elmira - passed away at the age of 81 at the home of her sister, Mary Heller Smith on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in Elmira. She was born in Elmira on October 8, 1936, the middle child of Mary Annetta Trimble and Richard Stone Heller. Harriet graduated from Northampton School for Girls in 1954, and completed her education with a BA from Elmira College in 1958. She was a longtime member of Park Church, the Junior League of Elmira, and a current Board Member and Secretary of the Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery, and Elmira College Club. Always loving sports, she worked many hours for youth tennis in Elmira. Her professional life included Director of Alumni Affairs at Elmira College, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at SUNY Brockport and Event Coordinator for E Entertainment in Hartford, CT. She is survived by her son James Richard Sophia and daughter-in-law Melanie Moran Sophia of Shaker Heights, OH; her daughter Elizabeth Stone Sophia of Marietta, GA, and predeceased by her infant son, David Heller Sophia. She leaves her grandchildren, James Trimble Sophia, Julia Stone Sophia, Michael Louis McClellan III and Sophie Caroline McClellan; her sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Annetta Trimble Heller Smith of Elmira and Janet Whyte Heller Howell and Fred Ellwyn Howell of Amesbury, MA; along with several nieces and nephews. Those of us who loved Hatsy knew she had her first cancer operation when she was 19 years old and had 63 years, most of her lifetime, living under the menacing shadow of this illness. Despite this, Hatsy always liked to have fun, to be out and about wherever she was. Always an excellent correspondent, she kept in touch with close friends and family from all segments of her communities throughout her entire life. She was curious, energetic, generous, and sensitive to the needs of others, always did her part and was a good and thoughtful friend to many. These stellar qualities held her in good stead at the end of her life as many came to help her, to care for her, to love her through the end days. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2018 at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to The Park Church, 208 West Gray Street, Elmira NY, Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, Inc., P.O. Box 1303, Elmira NY, CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY or Elmira College, Office of Advancement, One Park Place, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/2018

"HELLER, Harry G. (Stub)
Age 67, of 1015 Laurel St., Sunday, August 8, 1965. Body at the Keefe Funeral Home. Calling hours: Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul R. Becker Sr. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Bertha; son, Raymond Heller of Manlius, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Kreisler of Elmira; brother, Fred E. Heller of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. David R. Parfitt, Mrs. Jerry Keefe both of Elmira; eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Southport Baptist Church; Veteran of World War I; Union Lodge No. 95 F&AM; Company L Veterans Assn., American Legion No. 443 Post."

"HELLER, Harry G.
Funeral was held at the Keefe Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul R. Becker Sr., officiating. Burial was in  Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: George Westervelt, Earl Bradley, Henry Eagan, Stanley Wagner, Irving Jenson, and William Swartwood."

George HELM, a well known farmer of the town of Southport, died Friday afternoon at the family home near Pine City, on the macadam road, aged sixty-one years. He is survived by his widow, a brother, Wilson Helm of Webbs Mills. He was a member of the Baptist church at Pine City for many years. The funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the home and the Rev. Charles Henry of the Baptist Church of Pine City will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.(handwritten on article Jan 19, 1917)

HENBEST Robert L. Major (USAF Retired)
Loving Father & Grandfather - Age 86, formerly of Roricks Glen Parkway, Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Son of the late Edmund J. and Helen M. (Yost) Henbest was born August 25, 1923. Bob is survived by his sons, William (Cynthia) Henbest and Theodore (Suzanne) Henbest; daughters, Judith (James) Bayer and Jacqueline Henbest, all of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Danielle, Sarah and Will Henbest, Heather, Teddy and Megan Henbest, Christopher and Matthew Bayer. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Grace Rowley; grandson, Jeremy Bayer; brothers, Harold, Edmund, Leonard and Fred; sister, Emily Watts. Bob retired in 1988 after 47 years as President/Treasurer of Henbest & Morissey, Inc. He also retired from the Board of Directors of Elmira Savings Bank in 1988. Bob was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy with business honors. He attended Lycoming College and Wharton Business School. Bob served in WWII as a lead bombardier in the Army Air Corps flying missions out of Italy in Southern Europe. He received many awards including two Presidential citations, the Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals and four Battle Stars in the European/Mediterranean Theatre. Bob also served as Commander of the 9313th VART Squadron and as Deputy Adjutant of the 9062nd VART Reserve Group. After the war, Bob was sent to Chatham Field, Savannah, GA, where he served as Bombardier Instructor on B-29's, Deputy Base Adjutant and Officer Club Manager. Bob retired from the Air Force as Major after serving 22 years both Active and Reserve Time. Bob joined his father in the Insurance business beginning Henbest & Son. After his father's death two years later, Bob became president of the company and throughout the years acquired 23 competing insurance businesses. Bob loved volunteering at the Office for the Aging, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, R.S.V.P., Red Cross Blood Drives, The National Warplane Museum and the National Soaring Museum. Bob also enjoyed being involved with The Collings Foundation. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion, Retired Officers Association and past Trustee of the North Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 11:00 to 12:00 (noon). A Memorial Service honoring Bob's life will follow the visitation at noon. The Reverend Gary Chorpenning will celebrate the services for his friend. Interment will follow in the National Overlook section in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Honors Squad will accord Major Henbest Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bob's name may be directed to the Wings of Eagles Museum or the Chemung County SPCA. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. THANK YOU! The Henbest family wishes to express their sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to the third floor staff of Founders Pavilion in Corning for their wonderful care given to Bob.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.14.2010

Bessie HENDERSON, the little five-months-old daughter of C. H. Henderson, the veteran soldier, who fell from a load of hay and was killed a couple of weeks ago, died at the home of Mrs. Meeker, on East Market street, Monday. The remains were buried in Woodlawn the following day.


HENRY -MARGARET A. CHARLANOW, age 69, of Big Flats, NY fell asleep in the Lord November 14, 2019. Margarete is pre-deceased by parents Harold and Marianne Henry and sister, Ruth (Richard) Smithmen. Margarete is survived by her husband of 51 years, Alexander Charlanow, daughter Catherine (Thomas) Grosch, Sarasota FL, son Alexander N. (Julie) Charlanow, Big Flats NY, grandchildren Julia and Nicholas Grosch, Sarasota FL, Dmitri, Jonah and Gabriel Charlanow Big Flats NY, brother Mark (Teresa) Henry, Penn Yan, NY and several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in-law. Margarete graduated from Horseheads High School (1968) and the Syracuse Barber School (1970) and pursued her lifelong dream of owning/operating her own barber shop (Modern Male and First Ward Barbers). Margarete loved her loyal customers and was in turn rewarded by a client following that spanned multiple generations. Many considered her unique West Water Street shop in Elmira a picture-perfect example of what a period barber shop should look like. Margarete's barbershop was even used as a backdrop for the movie, "Street Corner Kids" starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Margarete was a strong advocate for downtown Elmira re-vitalization projects and was instrumental in launching the first downtown Elmira clean up event. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 19th from 5 to 8 pm. Panykhyda will begin at 7 pm. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 20th at 10 am. Rev. Fr. David Cowan will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/17/2019


HENSON Dorothy H. Seely

Was born August 20, 1917 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Hurley and Juliette (Smith) Henson, died  peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 94. Her first husband, LaRue Seely, second husband, James Wrisley, and brother, Carl Henson, predeceased her. She is survived by her children, Richard (Catherine) Seely of Horseheads, NY; Roslyn Lawrence of Horseheads, NY; Gary Seely of Elmira, NY; David Seely of Cape Coral, FL; along with 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Mary Henson two nieces and one nephew. For many years, Dorothy worked with her husband LaRue at L. W. Seely and Son Taylors as a seamstress. Upon retirement they settled in Sarasota, FL where they enjoyed many wonderful years together. In her earlier years she belonged to the couples club at the former Centenary United Methodist Church. Dorothy was an avid bingo player as well. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 6 PM. The Reverend Michael Weeden will celebrate Dorothy's services. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Nursing Facility Activities Fund 103 Washington Street Elmira, NY 14901. The Seely family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the 4th floor at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the outstanding love and care given to Dorothy.   Star Gazette – October 26, 2011


HERMAN –BETTY LOUISE (HERMAN) RAHALL age 92 of Elmira. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family by her side on Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Betty was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Page) Herman, April 18, 1921. She is predeceased by her husband, Charlie; daughter, Sheila Davies; and her five brothers and sisters. Surviving is her son, Manford (MaryPat) Herman; her beloved grandchildren, Michelle (Jack) Wright, Lori Davies, Mardi Herman, Manny Herman, Matthew Herman, Marci (Mike) Taylor, Meghan Herman, Michael Herman, Maureen (Mark) Miller, Marybeth Herman; loving great grandchildren, Khloe, Samantha and Ashley, Nicholas, Hannah, Michael, Katelynn, Gabriella, Brooklyn, and Peyton; along with special nieces and nephews including special nephew Fred Bomysoad. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Funeral services celebrating the life of Betty Rahall will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00AM. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Betty lived for her family, as they were her most cherished jewel in life. She was very well respected by her family and throughout the community. Her strong will and driven spirit was always apparent even during her final days. Betty was proud to serve her community with her husband Charlie, operating Rahall's Food Market for 65 years. She was a great cook and loved donating her time to her ladies group "Bags of Baghdad". –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/28/2014 (Sheila Davies should read Stella Davies, Patricia Gobea)



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Virginia M. A private family service took place Wednesday afternoon, September 26, 2001 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with the Reverend William Lutz officiating. Virginia was formerly of Elmira, NY and most recently of Washington DC where she died Saturday, September 22, 2001 at the age of 100. She was a past production manager for the Florist and Nursery Exchange in New York City and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution with ancestors dating back to the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, George Abbott. Virginia is survived by her two nieces, Delha Barwick and Elizabeth Flagg and their families.


HERRIMAN John T. Herriman

Age 68, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at his home. John was born on August 3, 1942, son of Willis and Mary (Jankowski) Herriman. John retired from Portville Central School in Olean, NY, after many years of service as a French teacher. He loved animals, especially his cats, Zeb and Zach. John is survived by his brother, Ed (Ellen) Herriman; nieces, Kristina (William) Thomas, Mary Simons and Brenda (Paul) Morris; nephews, Scott (Jodi) Herriman and Michael Simons. John was predeceased by his father, Willis, mother and step father, Mary and Harold Brown, sister, Barbara Simons, brother, Richard Herriman. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – May 10, 2011

HERRING –EUNICE HERRING JACKSON, age 79 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 21, 1936 in Sarasota, FL, daughter of the late Rev. N.R. and Farrie (Green) Herring and went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. She is survived by her husband Rev. Ernest Jackson of MD; children Sheree (John) Massey of Elmira, Deneen Whiteside of MD, Michael Whiteside of Elmira, Deirdre (Paul Holland) Gatling and Ocile Whiteside both of MD; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sisters Mildred Evans, Billie Nelson, Estella Wingate, Edna Odom and Shirley Chapman along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Jackson was an active member of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from the NYS Div. for Youth as a Social Worker and was an active volunteer in the community. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira on Tuesday, July 12th from 10 am to 12 noon. Her funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Rev. Johnny Vaughn will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/2016


HERRINGTON Alveretta Bridgeman
Age 101 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 25, 1909 and died
Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank (Hank) on February 15, 1965; daughter, Linda Carl on October 1, 1999; Linda's husband, Stanley Carl on October 24, 1999; son-in-law, Monroe W. Swezey on November 19, 2001. Alveretta is survived by her daughters, Barbara Swezey, Marie (Richard) Pinelli; son, Norris (Shirley) Bridgeman; grandchildren, Janet (John) Dean, Nancy (Dale) Powers, Pamela Pinelli, Kim (Tom) Ryan and Norris Carl; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Dean, Robyn and Andy Bebel, Merissa and Tommy Ryan, Norris Carl and Austin Baltheiser. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 18, 2010  Alvaretta Herrington - Born: 25 Aug 1909 Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA - One World Tree  (Woodlawn Cemetery Office Records - Bridgeman Frank H. 02/18/1965 Alberetta)

December 29, 1938   Elmira Star-Gazette

Norris (Jack) HERRINGTON, Elmira RD3.  The body has been removed to the home of Mrs. Floyd May over the East Hill.   Funeral Saturday at 2pm  Rev. David Rees.   Woodlawn Cemetery
In Memoriam

HEWITT Adeline (Hewitt) Worner

Age 100 of Elmira. died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Adeline was born in Blossburg, PA February the 10th, 1913. She is the daughter of the late James and Maryanne "Mame" (Butcher) Hewitt Sr. She is also predeceased by her husband Willard Worner and daughter Sharon Cantliffe. Surviving are her loving grandchildren: Terri (Bill) Seymour of Elmira, Denise (Mark) Ross of Campbell, Garry Cantliffe and Chad West of Pine City; great grandchildren: Ryan Michael Seymour, Ryan Matthew Cantliffe, and Aarika Seymour all of Elmira, Carly, and Jacob Ross of Campbell; great great grandchildren: Alexis and Aubree Cantliffe of Elmira and son in law: Garry Cantliffe Sr. of Pine City along with several nieces and nephews. Adeline was the last of nine children in her family. Many knew her as the cashier and host at Pierce's Restaurant; she also worked at the switchboard at Elmira College for many years. She was a devoted member of Park Church and a proud Yankee Fan. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. Funeral services celebrating Adeline's life will follow her gathering at 2:00PM by dear friend and Pastor Skip Reed. Graveside committal prayers will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery Monday at 11:00AM for all those that wish to attend. Those wishing may make donations in Adeline's name to the charity of one's choice. The family wishes a heartfelt "Thank You" to the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care during her time there. -Star Gazette – October 26, 2013


HEWITT –RUTH ANN WARNER, 78, of Gillett Road Rd 2, PA and Coreyland Road died Friday Feb. 5, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira. Ruth was a member of the Columbia Wells Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, children: Donna and James Schucker of Troy, Joann and John Hill of Elmira, Jeff and Lynda Warner of Gillett; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the funeral service there Monday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would greatly appreciate contributions to the American Lung Association. –Towanda Daily Review



Was born September 23, 1925 in Charleston, WV the daughter of the late Jesse and Blanche (McGrew) Higginbotham. She went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 86. Her brothers, James, Robert, and Ray, and sister Marie preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Lewis E. Schlick; daughter, Glori (Charles) Cole of Sunbury, PA; son, Thomas Schlick of Vestal, NY; grandchildren, Jeannette (Paul) Brosious, Julie (Jason) Fikkert, Jodi Cole and Jeff Cole; great grandchildren, Emmalyn, Paul and Curtis Brosious; Megan and Justin Fikkert; sister, Florence Marsh. Fay enjoyed her family, church and her oil painting art work. Family and friends are invited to call at the Maple Avenue Baptist Church 1548 Maple Ave. Elmira, NY on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. A Memorial Service honoring Fay's life will follow the visitation at 2 PM. Interment will take place at a later date in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – February 28, 2012


MR. ALFRED G. HILBERT age 83 of W. First St., Elmira, NY, Monday, September 2, 1991 at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Waples) Hilbert; son, Edward C. Hilbert of Newark, NY; son & daughter-in-law, Richard & Donna Hilbert of Castleton, NY; grandchildren, Sandra, David and Kimberly Hilbert; niece, Helen (Milton) Peterson of Corning, NY; nephew, William (Lorraine) Hilbert of Haddonfield, NJ, Alfred was predeceased by his brothers, Otto and William Hilbert.  He was an employee of New York State Electric & Gas Company and a member of their Speaker’s Club, attended North Presbyterian Church, volunteer for the Chemung County Historical Society since 1973, volunteer for the Clemens Center and Meals on Wheels, Historian for the Town of Elmira, member of Ivy Lodge #397 F&AM and Corning Consistory, member of the Relaxed Squares & the Twin Tier Squares and an avid gardener.  Friends are invited to attend a memorial service, Sat., September 7, 1991 at 3:00 PM at North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira.  Rev. Dr. Robert Edmunds officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and would greatly appreciate contributions to the North Presbyterian Church, Chemung County Historical Society or the Clemens Center.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/1991

HILDUM Norman F.
Age 88 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 9, 1920 in Warren, PA, son of the late Richard and Mary Hildum, and died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Louise (Willison) (Blair) Hildum; son, Michael Blair of Lawrenceville, PA; granddaughters, Jennifer Dunkelberger of Battle Creek, MI and Kelly Blair of Elkland, PA; great-grandchildren, Laura and Marie Dunkelberger, Zackary Blair and Dakota Cox; sister-in-law, Evelyn Cronin of Horseheads; niece, Jackie Cronin of New York City. Norm retired as Superintendent of Woodlawn Cemetery. He was a life member of the Elmira Lodge #95, F. & A.M.; member of the Elmira Elks, Sons of the American Legion, Post 154 Elmira Heights; Montour Fall Moose Club and the F.O.E. Elmira. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, May 27th, at 9 a.m. Rev. Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/25/2009

CHARLES T. HILL, late of 1221 Lake Street died at the family home early Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 1935.  He is survived by his widow and a son, Harry F. Hill of Binghamton.  Mr. Hill was a retired passenger conductor on the DL&W Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors.  The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home and will be removed late this afternoon to the family home.  The funeral will be held in the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Evan R. Williams will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/1935

ELWOOD D. HILL age 75, of Horseheads, NY passed away unexpectedly on Thur. Dec. 3, 2015. Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Beverly (Loveless) Hill; four children, Kenneth (Mary) Hill, Alpine; Kimber (Bill McCarty) Hill, Watkins Glen; William (Tiffany) Hill, Watkins Glen; and Gilbert (Patricia) Hill, Horseheads; brothers and sisters, Gary (Judy) Hill, Bob (Marcia) Hill, Greta Eldridge, and Bonnie Rogers. Elwood also leaves behind 13 extremely loved grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert & Erma (Stahle) Hill and his sister, Irene Hill. Elwood was born in Sabinsville, PA on June 9, 1940, however, he spent most of his life in Watkins Glen/Elmira area. He was an extremely hard working man. After 40 years in the salt industry, he retired from Cargill Salt in 2003. Elwood was a self-learned Genius, from reading dictionaries and encyclopedias for pure enjoyment to scouring the internet for new information, he was an avid learner and passed that knowledge onto others. He loved to work with his hands, especially woodworking and carpentry, but everything was a Do-It-Yourself job to him. Every year his garden and fruit trees seemed to grow larger, and larger with his green thumb. Elwood was a member of the NRA. He liked to research all about the different guns of the world, and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well. Elwood was truly a "Jack-Of-All-Trades" and greatly admired by his family. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Sunday December 13, 2015 between the hours of 3-5 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. with burial at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/2015

Services celebrating JoAnn's life were held Monday, April 24, 2006. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church with Father Walter Wainwright presiding. Bryon Hill and Brenda Crosby placed the funeral pall on their mother's casket with JoAnn's husband John E. Hill placing the cross. Grandchildren, Brittany and Matthew Crosby gave the readings with Father Wainwright reading the gospel and delivering the homily. Matthew Crosby also led the prayers of the faithful. Grandchildren, Brittany and Sarah Jo Crosby, Molly and Kelsey Hill presented the offertory gifts. Molly and Sarah Jo read a poem about their grandmother. Ray Hill, JoAnn's brother-in-law, shared remarks of remembrance. Music was led by organist Mary Montanarella and soloist Sue Amisano. Upon leaving the church, bagpiper Chris Sullivan played "Amazing Grace" Committal prayers and interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryon Hill, Matthew Crosby, son-in-law Brett Crosby, and nephew Mark Hill. After the interment a luncheon was held at the McCabe Parish Center.


HILL Marilyn June Levack

Age 87 of Elmira, NY died on Sunday August 21, 2011. She was born in Elmira, NY on May 6, 1933 the daughter of the late Marvin and Mildred Kinner Hill. Marilyn was a retired school bus aide for the for the Elmira School District bus garage. She enjoyed painting and watching old movies. Mrs. Levack was pre-deceased by her husband Carlton "Link" Levack of 40 years on November 16, 1997. She was also pre-deceased her brothers and sister: Barbara Gaughan, Wade Hill, and Nolan Hill. Mrs. Levack is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Marvin and Sandy Levack of Richland, NY; Delos Levack of Elmira, NY; George and Nancy Levack of Elmira, NY; Scott and Lisa Levack of Elmira, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Danielle and Gary Kriel of Montour Falls, NY; Marylynn and Jim Farrer of Horseheads, NY; 17 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sister: Yvonne Strait of Millport, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Donald and Rosie Levack, Jim Gaughan and Shirley Hill; several nieces, nephews and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday August 25, 2011 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM. It was Mrs. Levack's wish that a private funeral service and burial be held at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – August 23, 2011

Oct 13 1949
Word was received on Saturday morning of the sudden death of Marvin Hill of Elmira, a former resident of this place.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hill.  Mr. Hill was here with his sister, Mrs. George Kernan.

HILL Phyllis J.
Age 78, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, in Albany, NY. Phyllis was born in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Richard and Thelma (Tucker) Hill. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Elston of Schenectady, NY, along with her sisters and grandchildren. It was Phyllis's wish that services would not be held for her. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Published in Star-Gazette on October 17, 2009

ROBERT A. (BOB) HILL SR., age 74 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 23, 1943 in Sabinsville, PA, son of the late Gilbert and Erma (Stahle) Hill and passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at home. He is survived by his loving wife Marsha (Layton) Hill; children Robert A. (Autumn) Hill, Jr., Irma Alvoid, John L. Hill and Terrance L. Hill all of Elmira; stepchildren Shannon Lynn (Dennis) Cunningham of Addison, Tanya Layton of Elmira and Dustin Keith (Christina) Layton of Corning; brother Gary (Judy) Hill of Wellsburg; sisters Bonnie Rogers of Elmira and Greta Eldridge of Watkins Glen; sister-in-law Beverly Hill of Elmira along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family meant everything to Bob who planned large gatherings for every event, holiday, birthday and as often as possible in between. Some favorites were picnics and cook-outs at Park Station and Taughannock Falls and his yearly tradition of going to the Troy Fair with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman fishing and hunting whenever possible-a passion he handed down to his son and grandsons. He enjoyed going to church every Sunday at First Baptist Church in Horseheads, was a member of the Chemung County Rod & Gun Club and retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, August 30th from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/27/2017

HILLEGAS, Benjamin F., 76, died this morning at 12:15 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Robenolt, 814 Southport St. He was a former resident of Coudersport, Pa., many years. Mr. HILLEGAS is survived by his dauughter, Mrs. Robenolt, three grandchildren, a nephew, Fred HILLEGAS of Coudersport, PA. The body is in the Hagerman funeral home and will be removed to 814 Southport St. Sunday morning. The funeral wil be at that address Monday at 2 p. m. The Rev. W. H. ENGLISH will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette. March 31, 1934. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <>


HILLMAN ABNER WRIGHT - died Tuesday evening at 6:50 o’clock in Elmira. He is survived by his widow; two children, Hazel & Sarah; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Hillman of Gilletts, Pa.; his father Edward Hillman of Wellsburg.; seven sisters, Mrs. Lewis D. Johnson, Pine City, R.D. 2; Mrs. Earl Johnson, Elmira; Jennie, Marie, Nina, Joyce & Eva, of Gilletts, Pa.; two brothers , Jess, of Elmira & William of Elmira. Funeral notice later. The remains repose in the Gustin undertaking rooms at Horseheads. Abner died December 14, 1926. - Elmira Star-Gazette.


HILLMAN - Mrs. Grace Cole
Employee Remington Rand - Age 84 of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Millerton, PA went to be in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Grace was born in Big Pond, PA, on December 15, 1914 to the late James & Sarah (Montanya) Hillman. Survivors include her children, Garry & Irma Cole of Elmira, Vera Weeks of Big Flats, Frank & Eleanor Cole of Millerton; grandchildren, Deborah Shaw, Pamela Burns, Garry Cole, Carol Coolbaugh, Kathryn Hufford, Constance Besecker, William Terwilliger Jr., Alan Cole, 13 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren also several nieces & nephews & cousins. Grace was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, she worked for the Remington Rand for many years until they closed. Family & friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 from 1-3 & 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held there at the conclusion of visitation, the Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of Grace’s family. Those wishing may make Memorial Contributions to Chemung County Alzheimer’s Support Group, PO Box 588, Elmira, NY. 14902-0588.


Aged three years, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. August Hillman, died at their home on West Water street yesterday. -William Hillman died February 20, 1902. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY.


HILLMAN, WILLIAM J. - 45 of the Town of Chemung. Saturday Apr. 23, 1949, survived by brother, Jesse Hillman, Lowman RD; sisters, Mrs Blanche Johnson & Miss Eva Hillman of Elmira; Mrs. Maria Kress of Long Island; Mrs. Nina Trafford & Mrs Grace Cole of Millerton; Mrs. Jennie Anderson of Gillette RD. Body is at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg, where funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. L.A. Gulles. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette

HINSMAN - Death of Amanda M. Hinsman. Last Tuesday at 2 p. m., at her father's home near South Creek, Amanda M., daughter of H. E. Hinsman, aged eighteen years and seven months. Amanda Hinsman leaves father, mother, two brothers and four sisters to mourn her departure. Father, brothers and sisters deeply mourn their great loss, yet the sorrow and agony of her of her aged mother, as she bends over the remains of her lifeless daughter, is sure to melt the hardest heart and move ............back to the .....when a fond mother's watchful love was ever ready to administer to our every need. For nearly two years the deceased lived with Mrs. Lackey, her sister, at 626 Lewis street, and made many personal friends, who mourn her death in the prime of lovely girlhood. First taken with that terrible disease, diptheria, gladdening the hearts of her friends by recovering from that dreadful scourge; afterwards to die with heart failure. All that medical skill could do, aided by watchful care and gentle nursing, night and day, was gladly done to stay the ebb of her young life, to Woodlawn her body rests, freed from the trial of this life. We cannot call her back, but we can go hence to her, thank Christ.


HIRSCH –KATHRYN P. HIRSCH BROOKS, 66, of Yuma, AZ, formerly of Rochester, NY and Elmira, NY, passed away in Yuma on Saturday, October 17, 2015. She was born May 28, 1949 to the late Paul N. and Elizabeth J. Hirsch. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Brooks; son, Brian (Elizabeth) Orvek of Worcester, Ma; step-daughters, Rebecca Brooks of San Rafael, CA and Stephanie Workman of Savannah, GA; four sisters, Marlaya (George) Wyncott of West Lafayette, IN, Shelly (Ken) Lille of Sarasota, FL, Elizabeth Hirsch of Sarasota, FL and Kristine Hirsch of West Lafayette, IN. Also surviving are Uncle and Aunt Carl (Sally) Komor of Yuma, AZ; niece and great niece, Kali (Brian, Ella) Shiller of Houston, TX and two grandsons, Simon and Herschel Orvek of Worcester, MA. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 1:00pm. Please meet at the Walnut Street entrance at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Churg-Strauss Syndrome Association or another charity of the givers choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/2015

Jean C. 74, formerly of Liverpool, died Monday. Born in Elmira, she was predeceased by her husband, William E., who died in1980. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Gary) Abbey, Clay; son, William (Debbie) Orton, Fulton; mother, Ruth Hitchcock, Horseheads; brother, Richard Hitchcock, Elmira; sisters, Joan Dygert, Sarasota, FL, Marlene Fudge, Millerton, PA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Grandma Jeannie cherished all of her grandchildren. Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Maurer Funeral Home, with a service to follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Graveside services will be held, 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

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