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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/19/14

Edwin Charles Barkman passed peacefully Nov. 7, 2014 just before midnight. Born and raised in Watkins Glen, he was the son of Judge E. Claire and Genevieve Schubmehl Barkman. Ed was a decorated World War II veteran, serving with the 50th Combat Engineers and participated in the invasions of Okinawa and the Philippines. Prior to World War II, he obtained a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and was employed as a hard rock miner in several locations, including Butte, Montana and Jerome, Arizona. After surviving several "close calls" in the mines, he returned to college on the GI Bill and obtained a degree in Forestry from the University of Montana.
After joining the U.S. Forest Service, he was assigned to Flagstaff, Winslow, and, finally, Payson, Arizona, which served as his home base for the majority of his career. He retired to North Phoenix after serving as an Assistant District Supervisor for the Tonto National Forest. Ed was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Audrey (Davis). His survivors are son Evan (Wendy) of Eagar, Arizona; daughter Anne Spaulding of Lexington, Kentucky; and grandsons Matthew Barkman of Flagstaff, Arizona and Cylor Spaulding of Baltimore, Maryland.
Ed will be cremated and interred in the National Cemetery in Phoenix in the company of his comrades-in-arms. There will be no services, as per his wishes. If you wish to make a donation in his memory, contributions to the Humane Society of Arizona or the Hospice of Arizona would be appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to the wonderful staff at John C. Lincoln Hospital, North for their caring, attentive, and professional service and to Hospice of Arizona, Greenfield House for their loving care in easing his passing. Godspeed, Ed.

Cheryl Elshaug, 57, of Hector passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was born Jan. 5, 1957 in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Lloyd and Edna Lundquist. A celebration of her life was held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The family received visitors at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A celebration of Cheryl's life took place after the service.
Cheryl was predeceased by her parents and a grandmother, Elizabeth Anna Lundquist, with whom she had a special close relationship throughout her life. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Leslie and Bradley Lundquist and a sister, Betty Ann Sanderson. Cheryl is survived by her significant other of 15 years, David Moat; son, Chris Lundquist of Hector, step-daughter, Tamera (PJ) Wilmot of Rochester, step-son Ken Moat (Misty Rich) of Speedsville, New York; daughter-in-law Jeanne Ruggles (Ben Reynolds) of Odessa, sister Janice (Bob) Cumming of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; special grand-daughter Cassidy Moat, grandchildren Coleman Wilmot, Kenzie Wilmot and Lincoln Moat and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials in her memory may be made to Valois-Logan-Hector Vol. Fire & Rescue, PO Box 46, Hector, NY 14841. You may sign a guestbook or light a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

Penn Yan--Helen S. Manley, 97, of Penn Yan, passed away at the Homestead Nursing Home Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
A graveside service for Helen took place at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Helen's name to St. Michael's School, 214 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Helen was born Nov. 12, 1917 in Dundee to Herbert and Eliza (Clark) Spencer. She was a machinist for Michael Stern's and retired after 37 years.
She is survived by her brother, Carl Spencer of Penn Yan; sister, Elda Strong of Penn Yan; several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband Thomas Manley; brothers, Harold and Ralph Spencer; sister-in-law, Adele Spencer; brother-in-law, Guy Strong.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.

Muriel C. Wasson, 96, of Burdett, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was born in Bennettsburg Feb. 13, 1918, the daughter of Edwin C. and Orrilla M. (Smith) Chase. She was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School. On June 19, 1937, she married Raymond Wasson in Corning. Mr. Wasson passed away in 1973. Muriel was a waitress at Chef's Diner for 25 years. She loved to read, crochet and spend time with her family.
She was predeceased by two sons, Jerry Dean Wasson and Gary Lynn Wasson; and siblings, George A. Chase, C. Elaine Reynolds and Orville F. Chase. Muriel is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Clyde) Taylor of Burdett, several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in Muriel's memory to Care First of Wounded Warriors. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a "Candle of Remembrance" atwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
KAREL AMBROZ, 79, of Penn Yan, Nov. 12, 2014 at the Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Cheryl Elshaug, 57, of Hector, Nov. 12, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
GEORGE R. HAVENS, 81, of Penn Yan, Nov. 13, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
STEPHEN R. HULSE, 67, of Branchport, Nov. 15, 2014 at the Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
HELEN S. MANLEY, 97, of Penn Yan, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
SHARON MILLER, 68, of Rock Stream, Nov. 14, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JOHN S. SALTSMAN, 72, Nov. 12, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
MARYLOU THOMPSON, 74, of Watkins Glen, Nov. 7, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DOROTHY J. "DOTTIE" WALKER, 84, Nov. 13, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Muriel C. Wasson, 96, of Burdett, Nov. 12, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/12/14

Alice K. Decker, 92, formerly of Montour Falls, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at Cayuga Medical Center. She was born in Elmira Feb. 18, 1922, the daughter of Oswald and Sarah (Rugaber) Kambeitz. She married Hugh Decker May 10, 1942. Alice was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and former member of the Montour Falls United Methodist Church choir and director of the children's choir.
She was predeceased by her husband Hugh and by several brothers and sisters. Alice is survived by her daughter, Diane (Richard) Webster of Illinois; her son, Lawrence (Marian) Decker of Ithaca; a sister, Ruth Murphy of Florida; a brother, Bob Kambeitz of California; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A service will be held privately by the family. Alice will be laid to rest beside her husband in Montour Cemetery.
You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Janice L. Freese, 93, formerly of Burdett, passed away peacefully Nov. 6, 2014. Born in Logan, New York, she was a lifelong resident of Schuyler County. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen, Thursday, Nov. 13 from 12-1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial at Hector Presbyterian Cemetery.
She was predeceased by her parents DeForest and Edith Nichols, her husband Linford S. Freese, and grandson Scott D. Freese. She is survived by son Lynn (Sue) Freese of Oxford, North Carolina, grandson Brett (Stephanie) Freese and great-granddaughter Violet of Raleigh, North Carolina. Also surviving are great-grandaughters Sandi and Kathy Freese and great-great-grandchildren Gio, Bella and Valerie, all of Arizona.
Besides being a homemaker, mother and helping with the farm chores, she also worked in the cafeteria at Watkins Glen Central School, Wickham's store in Hector and retired from the main office at the Willard Psychiatric Center. She was active in Farm Bureau, enjoyed traveling and the Burdett Craft Group. She and her husband were active in the Schuyler County Humane Society and the Elmira Dog Training Club. She had resided at the Catherine Court Senior Apartments in Montour in recent years before moving to Oxford, North Carolina Jan. 1 of this year.
The family wishes to thank the staff and management of Granville House in Oxford and Community Home Care and Hospice of Henderson, North Carolina for the excellent care given.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Hospice, the Schuyler County Humane Society or a charity of your choice. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences to the family online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

Rose G. Stevenson, 88, of Montour Falls passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born in Corinth, New York Nov. 14, 1925, the daughter of Charles and Nettie Crouch Gates. She was predeceased by a son, Paul Chrisman in 2003 and by her husband, Harley Stevenson in 1981. She is survived by her children, Andy (Donna) Chrisman of Newfield, Mark Chrisman of Watkins Glen, Peter Chrisman of Horseheads, Diane (Leroy) Fish of North Bangor, New York, Carol Chrisman of Dansville and Steven (Betty) Britton of Pulaski; daughter-in-law, Anna Chrisman; a sister, Immogene Melfi of New Castle, Pennsylvania; brother, George Gates of Mexico, New York; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the home of Andy Chrisman, 2716B Elmira Road, Newfield. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a "Candle of Remembrance" atwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
Alice K. Decker, 92, formerly of Montour Falls, Oct. 31, 2014 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Janice L. Freese, 93, formerly of Burdett, Nov. 6, 2014. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
JAY L. GREENFIELD, 83, Nov. 4, 2014 in Florida. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
"DORIS" DOROTHY MCCAULEY, 92, of Dundee, Nov. 6, 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
EVELYN A. PERCY, 96, Nov. 4, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
Rose G. Stevenson, 88, of Montour Falls, Oct. 31, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.



Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 11/5/14

Tyrone/Dundee--June M. Cameron, 81, of Horizons in Canandaigua, previously of Dundee, formerly of Tyrone, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua.
Honoring her wishes there are no prior calling hours. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyrone United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Tyrone, NY 14887, or any chapter of the American Red Cross.
June was born June 24, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Frederick and Henrietta Helmstetter Graubner. She was a retired clothing buyer for retail stores, specializing in little boys clothing, having worked for Sealfons, in Westfield, New Jersey in the early 1970s.
She moved to Tyrone in 1986, where she became a very active member of the community. As a member of the Tyrone United Methodist Church, she was especially involved with the senior luncheons, was the first president of the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop, was a former member of the Tyrone Chapter #612 Order of The Eastern Star and volunteered at Red Cross blood drives. She will always be remembered as a loving, helpful person with a charismatic smile.
She is survived by her four children, Michele M. Crispin of Venice, Florida, Michael E. (Cathy) Oerfradi of Union, New Jersey, Nancy A. (Dale) Harrison of Watkins Glen, Deborah J. Oerfradia of Fort Lee, New Jersey and four grandchildren.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.


Penn Yan--Michael Evan "Ev'' Stoltzfus, 22, of Penn Yan went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia, from complications of an acute illness.
Michael was born Oct. 12, 1992 in the town of Milo, the son of Samuel B. and Ruth M. Stoltzfus. He received his A.S. degree in accounting from Finger Lakes Community College. He was the former office manager of Oak Hill Farm Bulk Food and was currently working as a counselor at Fairplay Wilderness Camp for boys in Westminster, South Carolina. He was a member of Wellspring Fellowship Church in Penn Yan; and Volunteer on the Penn Yan Ambulance. "Ev," as he was called by his closest friends, had a vibrant relationship with the Lord; he loved life, people and kids. He had a passion for dealing with numbers, and was inspired by new challenges, vowing to never become bored with life.
He is loved and will be forever missed by his parents Samuel B. and Ruth M. Stoltzfus at home; his brothers and sisters Bradley (Patricia) Stoltzfus, Jared Stoltzfus both of Penn Yan, Lyndsi, Stephen, Josiah and Rebekah Stoltzfus all at home; maternal grandparents Elmer and Rebecca Stoltzfus of Dundee; paternal grandparents Aaron and Susie Stoltzfus of Penn Yan; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Crystal Valley Mennonite Church, 2420 State Route 230, Dundee, where his funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 with Wellspring Fellowship officiating. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairplay Wilderness Camp School 347 Wilderness Trail Westminster, SC 29693.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.


Virginia E. Winner, 76, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1938 in Washington D.C., the daughter of the late John and Florence (McCulloch) Winner. Ginny, as many will remember her by, lived in Watkins Glen for many years where she was employed by Cargill Salt, and was co-owner of Martin's Newsroom with her husband Joe Martin. In later years she resided in Horseheads, and retired from Dimon and Bacorn. She was predeceased by a brother Robert Winner, and a sister Audrey Cogsdill. She is survived by her daughter Debra and three grandchildren, Liam, Kaden and Sierra. Ginny was a wonderful mother and grandmother devoted to her family and she will be deeply missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St. in Watkins Glen. You may leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or light a "Candle of Remembrance" at www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.


Death Notices
June M. Cameron, 81, of Canandaigua, previously of Dundee and Tyrone, Oct. 31, 2014 at F. F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ALICE K. DECKER, 92, formerly of Montour Falls, Oct. 31, 2014 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
ALAN B. EDSALL, 68, Oct. 28, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
JUANITA GREEN, 68, of Penn Yan, Oct. 29, 2014 at Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
VICTOR G. MERRILL, 59, of Beaver Dams, Oct. 26, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KEVIN L. ROOT, 59, of Van Etten, Oct. 31, 2014. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
KENNETH D. STEWART, 76, of Montour Falls, Oct. 29, 2014 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Michael Evan "Ev'' Stoltzfus, 22, of Penn YaOct. 29, 2014, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
Virginia E. Winner, 76, of Watkins Glen, Oct. 25, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
MICHAEL F. ZEMEIC, 55, Oct. 26, 2014. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 10/29/14

Mary Rose Cherock, 90, of Watkins Glen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.
Mary was born in Watkins Glen Jan. 9, 1924, the daughter of Peter and Teresa (Scuteri) Frank. She was a 1942 graduate of Watkins Glen High School. Mary had worked as an aide and receptionist for Dr. Roberts' office in Watkins Glen and at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. Mary Rose was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, being actively involved with the Catholic Daughters, St. Mary's Choir and the St. Mary's Bazaar. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved her family dearly.
Mary Rose is survived by children, Patti (Dennis) Macy and Peter (Andrea) Cherock; her grandchildren, Ryan Cherock, Ambry (Frank) Giattino, Alexis (Rob) Cherock Bellavigna and Amanda Cherock; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Mason Bellavigna, Landon and Onna Giattino and Connor and Carter Cherock; brother, Albert "Bucky" Frank; sisters, Tuttie Mikkelson and Josephine Miller; several nieces, nephews and cousins and very dear friend and neighbor, Anna Jean DeDominicis.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, William P. Cherock Jr. Nov. 5, 2011; brothers, Dominic "Tom" and Harry; and sisters, Viola, Catherine, Carol and Ann.
A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen with Father Steve Lape officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Mary Rose may be made to Care First Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Catholic Charities of Schuyler County, 607 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.haughey-woodfuneralhome.com.

PENN YAN--Kenneth Robert Christensen Sr., 88, passed away peacefully Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 at his home on Keuka Lake.
Honoring his wishes there are no prior calling hours. A Celebration of His Life will be held on Keuka Lake at the Viking Resort on a future date to be announced.
Born May 29, 1926, in Penn Yan, a son of Christen Robert and Sigrid Vitbrew Christensen, he grew up and attended high school in Penn Yan.
Ken joined the 96th Deadeyes Infantry Division in 1944-1946 and fought valiantly for his country as a sharpshooter and forward observer in Leyte, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan during WWII. The exploits of his division are recorded on http://www.96thdeadeyes.org/
After the war, Ken traveled to New Orleans where he met and married Rose Wermann Walker, had two children and started a pool construction company, the earliest of his businesses. In 1961, the family moved back to Penn Yan where they built the Viking Resort on Keuka Lake. Generations of families continue to vacation at the Viking Resort.
In his 60s Ken explored the Caribbean in the off season and built a small dive resort, "The Castaways" in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Ken loved the water and was an avid sailor, owning and sinking numerous boats, rebuilding several A and E scows, vintage motor boats and Chris Crafts amongst many others. He was always ready to take guests out for a sail or a cruise or a ski. He designed and built by hand the Viking Spirit tour boat which cruised Keuka Lake for 21 years. He water-skied, usually jump-starting off a dock or diving board and skiing in to step on shore so his slacks didn't get wet. In his earlier days, he also flew small planes.
Ken is survived by his son, Kenneth Robert Christensen Jr. of Penn Yan; his daughter, Karen Ingrid Christensen (Jeffrey Lawton) of Santa Barbara, California; his sister, Bernice Morris Olsen of Marathon, Florida; his grandchildren Kenneth Robert Christensen III (Lindsay) and Andarlene Elizabeth Edwards; his great-grandson Blake Robert Christensen, and his nieces, Linda Mertsock and Bonnie Morris.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Assoc. 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456; or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences may be left on Ken Christensen Sr.'s online guest book at http://www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Penn Yan--Marian Nelson Mann, 84, passed away Oct. 21, 2014 at Clifton Springs Hospital.
Family and friends were invited to a memorial service for Marian Saturday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Dresden United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Marian's name to Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or Memorial Committee at Dresden United Methodist Church, Box 172, Dresden, NY 14441.
Marian was born May 27, 1930 to the late Stanley and Agnes (Nielsen) Nelson. She started working as an account clerk typist in the Yates County Clerk's Office in January 1949, which at that time also encompassed the Jury Commissioner's Office. Marian was appointed as deputy county clerk in Yates County in July 1952, appointed deputy commissioner of jurors in February 1969, was elected as the Yates County clerk and appointed as the commissioner of jurors in January 1979, retiring Jan. 1, 2008.
She was a hard worker all of her life. Marian was an active member of the Dresden United Methodist Church, overseeing many church committees. She volunteered at Keuka Comfort Care Home, Border City School, The Living Well, was Volunteer of the Year for 2013, a member of the Council of Churches and the town of Benton board of assessment. She enjoyed reading, knitting, traveling with friends and going to Merry-Go-Round Theater in Auburn.
Marian is survived by her children, Deborah Mann of Lansing, New York, Jeffery (Jennie) Mann of Penn Yan and Tracy Mann of Penn Yan; brother, Stanley (Doris) Nelson of Smethport, Pennsylvania; sister, Janet Smith of Woodland, California; brother-in-law, Jerry Nissen of Penn Yan; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William E. Mann, March 3, 1997; sisters, Linda Nissen and Gail Nelson.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com

Bath--Jane L. Morrow, 65, of Bath died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in the comfort of her home.
Jane was born Sept. 26, 1949 in Penn Yan, a daughter of the late Charles James and Melva Jean Nageldinger Trank. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1967 and attended Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On March 18, 1972 in Dundee she married Gary F. Morrow, who passed away July 27, 2002.
Jane had lived in Bath since 2009, previously of Savona, where she was a devoted member and board member of the Savona Federated Church. Known as "a community mom," she was a former Girl Scout leader and den mother of Cub Scouts, and was a past president of the Savona Cinderella Softball League.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her companion and dear friend Samuel J. Stewart with whom she made her home; her three children, daughter Mary M. Knight of Horseheads, son MSGT. Stephen J. Morrow Ret. USAF of Jacksonville, Arkansas and daughter Karen M. (Keith) Nealey of Bath; a brother Kenneth (Marjorie) Trank of Bath, a sister Jean M. Irwin of Himrod; six grandchildren, Kayla (Kyle Kohler) Wagner, Alexus Nealey, Skye Knight, Dustin Morrow, Trequan Nealey and Dante Nealey, along with several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was pre-deceased by a son-in-law Elliott "Dutch" Knight in 2012.
The family received friends from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a celebration of her life was held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Yates County, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527, or the Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron St., Bath, NY 14810.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Dundee--Barry J. Rickerson, 54, of Dundee died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
Honoring his wishes calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family respectfully requests no flowers, and graciously asks that those wishing to donate in Barry's memory to help with his expenses send contributions to his mother Janet Rickerson, 72 Water St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Barry was born July 30, 1960 in Penn Yan, the son of Earl D. and Janet M. Allen Rickerson. He graduated from Dundee Central School in 1978, having lettered in football, wrestling, and track. He moved to Florida, raised his family, relocated to Tennessee where he was employed in maintenance by Sleep Inn of Knoxville, Tennessee.
While living in Tennessee he developed a brain disorder and could no longer work. His brother Brian and his family watched over him and his needs until he decided to return to New York. He moved in with his "dear" Aunt Pat and Uncle Lanny Gilbert. He helped Pat who was recovering from knee surgery, with housework and yard work. They treated him with much kindness and made sure he took his meds and made it to doctor's appointments. They loved him like a son, and his family is forever grateful for their help.
He is survived by his son Jason Rickerson of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter Nichelle "Nicki" M. Rickerson and step daughter Lisa Rickerson, both of Lakeland, Florida; his mother Janet M. Rickerson and brother Ray Rickerson, both of Dundee; brother Brian (Kim) Rickerson of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister Amy Rickerson also of Lakeland, Florida; maternal grandmother Bea Allen of Dundee; five grandchildren, Kayleigh Paxton, Haylie Carver, Kayson Rickerson, Aydin Hall and Shilous Hall, all of Florida; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father Earl "Bud" Rickerson in 1995 and his Uncle Jim Allen in 2011.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
E. MARIE BALE, 100, Oct. 24, 2014. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Mary Rose Cherock, 90, of Watkins Glen, Oct. 20, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Kenneth R. Christensen Sr., 88,of Penn Yan, Oct. 18, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
JOHN R. CLARK, 96, of Montour Falls, Oct. 22, 2014 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Marian N. Mann, 84, of Penn Yan, Oct. 21, 2014 at Clifton Springs Hospital. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Jane L. Morrow, 65, of Bath, Oct. 21, 2014 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DONALD R. NIELSEN, 87, Oct. 26, 2014. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
Barry J. Rickerson, 54, of Dundee, Oct. 26, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.







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