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Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/10/16

Penn Yan--Marian Louise Perry, 70, of Penn Yan died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Honoring her wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, in the spring on a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan, 224 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Marian was born March 4, 1945 in Dansville, New York, one of three daughters of the late Marion LaVerne and Louise Irene Spears Muchler. A life-long area resident, she was a secretary for the Salvation Army in Penn Yan, until she was injured forcing her to retire in the 1980s. Ms. Perry was a devoted community member, belonging to the First Baptist Church of Penn Yan and the Penn Yan Ladies of the Moose Lodge #1519. She was one of the first volunteers for the Penn Yan Ambulance, volunteered countless hours at the The Once Again Shoppe of Penn Yan and was a former home health aide. In her spare time, she loved going to yard sales, growing flowers, reading, cooking and sewing.
She is survived by her 30 year friend and companion, John I. "Superman" Mattison of Penn Yan; five sons, Ronald E. (Cheri) Perry Jr. of Rock Stream, Mark A. Perry of Pulteney, Tim L. Perry of Ossining, New York, Barry K. (Kathi) Mattison and Kevin S. (Kristine) Mattison, both of Penn Yan; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her only and dear niece, Mary I. "Missy Sue" Wheeler of Dundee; her best friend Janice Knecht of Penn Yan and several nephews.
She was predeceased by her two sisters Ginger Easling Oct. 19, 1984, Emma Jane Wheeler Sept. 4, 2012 and a son Douglas J. Mattison April 15, 2009.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visitingwww.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Death Notices
MARIAN L. PERRY, 70, of Penn Yan, Feb. 4, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 2/3/16

Eleanor S. (Fuller) Rogers, 79, of Cayutaville passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. She was born in Norwich, New York Nov. 12, 1936, the daughter of the late George and Simonne Fuller. Eleanor had an associate's degree in medical records. She was predeceased by her husband, Vern Rogers. She is survived by two daughters, Catherine Vellake of Alpine and Mary (Steven) DeWalt of Odessa; five sons, Angelo (Amanda) Vellake of Buffalo, Michel (Maryann) Vellake of Interlaken, Anthony (Terri) Vellake of Deland, Florida, Joseph (Darrin Krause) Vellake of Alpine and Guy Paul Vellake of Elmira; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Services will be held privately by the family. Burial services will be held Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Odessa. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Cayutaville United Methodist Church, County Road 6, Alpine. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance." please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.


April C. Wetzler, 68, of Montour Falls passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. She was born in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 31, 1947. She married Thomas J. Wetzler Aug. 28, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Montour Falls. April enjoyed watching television, drinking her coffee and spending time with her cats. She is survived by her loving husband and companion of 27 years, Tom; her mother, April Wilkins; sisters, Marie Trainham and Betty Lamm; brother Buddy, all of Virginia; stepson Thomas (Kathy) Wetzler of Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial followed in Montour Cemetery. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Bernard E. Youngs, 66, of Montour Falls, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Bernard was born March 3, 1949 in Corning, the son of Waldo C. Youngs and Lucille A. Youngs. He married his best friend and love of his life Nov. 26, 1969. Bernard was employed by Shepard Niles as a machinist until he retired. Bernard was a dedicated employee who worked even when he had to have leg braces to help him stand. He enjoyed everyone he worked with. Bernard also did many things through the years at times, having more than one job through the years. He worked cleaning the Village Marina, village hall, Chemung Canal Trust Company, village library and delivering newspapers. He also volunteered his time when he lived in Elmira at St. Joseph's Hospital. Upon moving back to Montour he volunteered at The Falls Home, having coffee and playing cards and other games with the residents, and at Schuyler Nursing Facility playing games and making things to give out. He was loved by many, and always knew how to put a smile on the faces of others. He enjoyed coffee on Mondays with his brother Lewis Youngs and Roger Smalley.
Bernard was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Nancy S. Youngs, father Waldo C. Youngs and brother Waldo L. Youngs. He is survived by his daughter Melissa S. Youngs (Mike Putney), daughter he picked up along the way and loved Jessica (Howard) Ellis, grandchildren Brenden Wood, Kara Wood and Hannah Ellis; his mother, Lucille Youngs; brother, Lewis (Sherri) Youngs; sister-in-law, Dawn Youngs; brothers-in-law, Patricia (Mark) Derr, Darold (Patricia) Mattison, Stanley Mattison, Marilyn (James) Poust, Bonnie (James) Haight, Gail (Jeff) Twist, Janet (Ira) Stiles, Beth (Gary) Stratton and Harold Mattison Jr.; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, Sunday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. His funeral service will be held following visitation at 3 p.m. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.


Death Notices
BRUCE T. CAMPBELL, 50, Jan. 25, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
EMORY CARLSON, 94, Jan. 23, 2016. Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home, Hammondsport.
WILLIAM A. FELITON JR., 73, of Montour Falls, Jan. 28, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Eleanor S. Rogers, 79, of Cayutaville, Jan. 30, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
April C. Wetzler, 68, of Montour Falls, Jan. 30, 2016 at Schuyler Hospital. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
Bernard E. Youngs, 66, of Montour Falls, Nov. 28, 2015 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.


Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/27/16

Rock Stream--Denise Marie Ford, 43, of Rock Stream, passed away Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, with her family at her side.
Friends were invited to calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Honoring her wishes there will be no formal service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 5180, St. Louis, MO 63139-0180 or to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837.
Denise was born Sept. 15, 1972 in Livingston, New Jersey, a daughter of Robert T. and Ruth A. Ford. Moving to New York at the age of five, she graduated from Dundee Central School in 1990, having been a basketball and football cheerleader, in Color Guard and a member of the track team. She went on to attend Herkimer Community College before serving an internship at Disney World in Florida. She loved Florida so much, she stayed there until returning to Rock Stream in 2015 due to her health. While in Florida, she worked primarily in the restaurant and food service industry. In her spare time, she enjoyed the outdoors, and anything to do with animals, especially horses.
She is loved and will be forever missed by her parents Robert and Ruth Ford, two brothers Tom J. Ford and John M. Ford, all of Rock Stream; two sisters, Susan K. Ford of Big Flats and Cathy A. (David DiSanto) Ford of Troy, New York; a niece, Ariana Ford; three nephews, Nathan Ford, Gregory Mockler and Ian Mockler; an uncle Vincent Schwartz and a dear cousin Sandy Schwartz.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Norman Gales, 77, of Montour Falls, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at Seneca View Nursing Home where he resided for the past 13 years. Norman was born April 9, 1938 in Dexter, Missouri. He graduated in 1956 and spent four years in the Army. Norman worked at Shepard Niles and was bookstore owner in Watkins Glen.
He is survived by his children, Carl (Renee) Gales of Kansas, Robin (Frank) Woodard and JoAnne Gales of West Virginia and Kim Gales of Minnesota; sisters Peggy, Pauline, Joan and Maxine of Missouri and many special nieces, nephews and their families.
A special thank you to the staff of Seneca View for caring for Norman for many years.
In keeping with Norman's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes spread in Missouri where he was born. Arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Dundee--Helen M. Jensen, 91, of Dundee, formerly of Himrod, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at home.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St,, Dundee, where her funeral service with cousin Valerie Lerch officiating, will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be private in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Himrod Fire Department, 3530 Himrod Road, Himrod, NY 14842-9608.
Helen was born May 28, 1924 in the town of Jerusalem, the daughter of Clarence and Cora Parmelee Covert. A life-long area resident, she had worked at Penn Yan Boats, Lakeland Egg Farm and Comstock Foods before Seneca Foods in Dundee, from which she retired in 1986. Mrs. Jensen was a member of the Dundee Presbyterian Church, the Himrod Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary for more than 30 years and the Dundee American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and dancing, but her favorite time spent was providing child care for friends and family.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her three daughters Connie J. (Ann Heister) Race of Olean, New York, Althea J. Race of Great Bend, Pennsylvania and Kimberly A. Davenport of Dundee; five granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and her special friends Megan, Devon and Chrissy Dunn whom she loved like her own grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Glennis J. Race, long time faithful companion David Sworts, three brothers Isaac, Frank and Howard Covert; a sister Janett Corbitt, a great-grandson Steven Johnson and a son-in-law Russel Davenport.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

Anne Morgan Woodworth Meehan, 87, of Watkins Glen, passed away Jan. 22, 2016. Anne was born June 30, 1928 in Corning, the daughter of Lawrence and Emily Morgan. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Lee and Lynn Morgan; husbands, Nelson C. Woodworth and Louis J. Meehan; and son, James Woodworth. Anne is survived by three children, Larry (Sheila) Woodworth of Hector, Nan Woodworth of Watkins Glen and Morgan (Linda) Woodworth of Covington, Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law, Lee-Anne Woodworth; six grandchildren, Emily Bozeat, J. Paul Woodworth, Leah Shaw, Rachel (Jon) Meyer, Sameh Shaw and Zachery Woodworth; and two great-grandchildren, Lester and Anna Bozeat.
Anne was a business education teacher at Watkins Glen Central School for many years and has been approached by numerous former students over the years who reflected how she influenced them in their career paths. She also co-directed many senior plays. She retired from teaching in 1984. Anne was a talented piano player. She played piano for many years until very recently at the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club meetings every week, and for mass at St. Benedict's and St. Mary's Churches. She and her late husband, Louis, served as chairpersons for the Dixieland Jazz Festival. Anne enjoyed traveling extensively in her retirement. She worked as a bookkeeper for the town of Reading for many years and volunteered for the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary and many other community organizations.
The family received friends Monday, Jan. 25 from 3-5 p.m. at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watkins Glen.
Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the church. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Dorothy "Dodie" Ann (Reynolds) Peckham passed peacefully Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Dodie was born in Costa Rica Jan. 16, 1936 to Theodore and Lois (Scroggins) Reynolds, where her father was involved in various plantation farming ventures. At 11 years of age her father brought the family stateside to Tillamook, Oregon. After graduating from Tillamook High School in 1953, she attended Oregon State College, graduating with a BS in elementary education. While at college, she met and married Willis "Bill" Peckham, both embarking on their teaching careers in the early years of their marriage. Dodie left teaching to raise her children and support Bill's career as a superintendent of schools, and the many moves that his job demanded. She later returned to work as a substitute teacher, cashier, and later as a bookstore clerk, where she indulged her voracious reading habit. Upon retirement, Dodie and Bill relocated to the Finger Lakes region to be closer to family and realize their dream of owning a farm. Dodie will be fondly remembered by the love of her family and her keen wit.
Dodie is predeceased by her parents, her husband Bill and beloved daughter Julie. She is survived by daughter Gloria Peckham of Ithaca, sons Allen (Emily) Peckham of Odessa and Ivan Peckham of Sandy, Oregon; grandchildren Tom and Rosemary Peckham, both of Odessa, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a sister, Lois "Chita" Wright and brother, Theodore "Ted" Reynolds Jr.
Many of Dodie's friends remained steadfast penpals throughout the years, for which her family is forever grateful. Dodie's family would like to thank the staff of Seneca Skilled Nursing Facility for their tender care and dedication to her comfort, as well as the volunteers who supported her through her illness.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home and will be made at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Dodie's honor can be made to Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Outdoor Spaces Fund; Schuyler Hospital Foundation, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook, or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices
THELMA N. CONLEY, 95, of Branchport, Jan. 21, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
DENISE M. FORD, 43, of Rock Stream, Jan. 20, 2016 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
NORMAN L. GALES, 77, of Montour Falls, Jan. 17, 2016 at Seneca View Nursing Home. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
THELMA L. HAUSEL, 87, of Penn Yan, Jan. 22, 2016. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
Helen M. Jensen, 91, of Dundee, formerly of Himrod, Jan. 23, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
ANNE MEEHAN, 87, of Watkins Glen, Jan. 22, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
DOROTHY M. "DOTTIE" MORSE, 104, of Montour Falls, Jan. 17, 2016. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
CLARENCE R. PARMELEE JR., 88, Jan. 20, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
DORORTHY A. "DODIE" PECKHAM, 80, Jan. 18, 2016 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
JOHN PLATE SR., 103, of Watkins Glen, formerly of Montour Falls and Crescent City, Florida, Jan. 18, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CHARLES TUTTLE, 87, of Burdett, Jan. 16, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/20/16

WATKINS GLEN--Janice Brew, 88, of Watkins Glen, passed away Jan. 14, 2016. Janice was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania Dec. 7, 1927, the daughter of Kenneth and Frances Jackson. She worked for many years at Glen National Bank in Watkins Glen before retiring. Janice was a longtime member and deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen. She was also past president of the BPW (Southern Tier Women's Association), member of Women of the Moose, member of BPOE Women's Auxiliary, and a volunteer at Schuyler Hospital and member of the Schuyler Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She also formerly volunteered at the Office for the Aging, assisting the elderly with insurance claims.
She was predeceased by her parents, loving husband William "Bubby" Brew and son Joseph E. Brew. She is survived by her dear friend, Kenny DePew; sisters, Pat (Bill) Macnamara of Watkins Glen and Lyndal Homet of Towanda, Pennsylvania; brother, Kenneth (Debbie) Jackson of Fairport and special niece, Janice Learn of Watkins Glen. She is also survived by numerous other extended family.
The family received friends and relatives at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. A funeral service and celebration of her life were held at the church at 2 p.m.; the Rev. Nancy Meehan Yao officiated, followed by burial at Pleasant View Cemetery in Reading Center. The family provided flowers.
Please remember Janice and her kind and generous spirit by making a memorial donation in her memory to a charity of your choice. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.

Alta W. Jaynes, 92, formerly of Burdett, passed away Jan. 12, 2016 with her loving husband at her side at Elcor, where she has resided for the past several years. She is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, William E. Jaynes; son, Dale (Linda) Jaynes of Burdett; sister, Elna (Glen) Maphis of Paxton, Illinois; three grandchildren, Scott, Sean (Jonilyn) Jaynes and Kristina (Allan) Burke; four great-grandchildren, Kaylynn and Kristofer Burke and Jaeden and Isaac Jaynes.
Alta was born May 10, 1923 at home in Reynoldsville, the daughter of Robert "Elmer" and Mary "Mae" White; she graduated from Watkins Glen High School in 1941. She and William were married July 19, 1942. Alta worked at Cornell University for 37 years, where she began as a sandwich maker and retired as the manager for Cornell's Dairy Department. After she retired, she opened the SKS Craft Shop in her home. She also volunteered for many groups, including the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church. She was very devoted to her church and was a lifelong member. She loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Reynoldsville United Methodist Church, 5098 State Route 227, Burdett, NY 14818. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Gerald "Jerry" Nissen, 72, of Penn Yan, passed away at home Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
In keeping with Jerry's wishes there will be no viewing hours or funeral service. There will be a semiprivate ceremony at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel Friday, Jan. 22, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Jerry's name to Soldiers & Sailors Cardiac Rehab, 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Jerry was born April 17, 1943 in Penn Yan, the son of Ruth (Truax) Nissen. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the 7030th Air Police Squadron at Ramstein, Germany from 1961-64. Jerry was involved in many different organizations throughout the years: every Annual Buckwheat Harvest Festival, Penn Yan Jaycee, American Legion Past Commander and life member, past committee chair and den leader Cub Scouts Den 44, past president and zone chairman of the Penn Yan Lions Club, founding director of the Finger Lakes Lions Hearing Foundation, Penn Yan village trustee from 1984-1992, Penn Yan mayor from 1994-1998, spearheaded in developing the village section of the Outlet Trail, Penn Yan municipal utilities board member since 2006 and Yates County Industrial Development Agency chairman in 2005.
During school Jerry was an usher at the Elmwood and attendant at Cunningham's Sunoco on Lake Street. After leaving the Air Force Jerry worked a wide range of employment from driving dry cleaning for Keuka Cleaners, door to door bread salesman for Home Pride Bread, (Wonder Bread), bartender for five years at the old Wagner Hotel (now sheriff's office and jail) and present location. Hired by Loblaws, he worked through the ranks until Loblaws District Manager Irwin MacElwee tapped him up to non-food supervisor. He ended up as last Loblaw manager of the Penn Yan store when P&C took over. He spent a few years stocking convenience stores with health and beauty aid, toys, etc. for G & G Sales out of Buffalo and worked as assistant manager at the Tops in Geneva.
In 1983, Jim Wachob, personnel director for Coach & Equipment Manufacturing, hired Jerry to take over a purchasing vacancy. After three years he was tapped to assist the CEO in gathering information for finance reports.
Jerry was predeceased by his wife Linda, brothers Ron (Donna) and Thomas, (Carol) and sister Gail (David) Hillman. He is survived by his daughter Amber and son Corey (Christina); three grandchildren, Steve Schmidl, Alyssa Lin Nissen and Shaun Schmidl and sibling Paul Jr. (Karen).
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.

Dundee--David G. Parkhurst, 74, of Dundee, passed away Thursday Jan. 14, 2016 in the comfort of his home with his family at his side.
Friends are invited to calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837; or to Ontario-Yates County Hospice Association, 756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva, NY 14456.
David was born Feb. 26, 1941 in Rochester, the son of the late George and Lucille Osborne Parkhurst. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. A life-long area resident, he worked as a welder and pipefitter in the salt industry for 42 years. On April 14, 1990 in his home on Hollister Street he married the former Deborah L. Perry. Retiring from Akzo Nobel Salt of Watkins Glen in 2006, Mr. Parkhurst was a member of the Himrod Conservation Club, a former member of the Seneca Lakes Duck Hunters, and the Watkins Glen VFW. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and NASCAR cheering for #24 Jeff Gordon.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 26 years, Debbie L. Parkhurst at home; a daughter, Elaine M. (Mark) Andrews of Penn Yan; six sons, Jeff S. (Shelley Cunningham) Parkhurst of Himrod, David G. (Tonya) Parkhurst Jr. of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Bryan D. (Toni) Parkhurst of Bellona, Edward A. (Elizabeth) Parkhurst of Waterloo, Michael C. (Lynn Cook) Nolan of Big Flats and Brian J. (Melissa) Nolan of Rock Stream; a daughter-in-law, Norene M. Parkhurst of Penn Yan; 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Parkhurst; a sister, Ellen Hayes; a very dear sister-in-law Sheryl Parkhurst and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son Daryl A. Parkhurst in 2005 and a brother Ed Parkhurst in 1999.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.

DUNDEE--Bethaldo V. "Toots" Wright, 103 of Dundee, formerly of Roseville, Pennsylvania passed away Jan. 13, 2016 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital of Penn Yan. Toots was born in Rutland Township, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Nathan and Libbie (Brown) Chamberlain. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Lewis in 1985, son William, daughter Libbie and son Nathan. Surviving her are her children Harold (Marie) Wright of Dundee, Jack Wright of Millerton, Pennsylvania and Thomas (Johnnie Lou) Wright of Florence, South Carolina; daughter-in-law Marie Wright (Nathan's widow) of Dundee; along with adopted son Wilford (Nancy) Heater of Roseville, New York; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces and dear friends.
She was a homemaker most of her life, which included working with her husband in the dairy barn and sawmill on the property.
Family and friends gathered at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, Monday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Toots' life followed at 3 p.m. Graveside services will remain private in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pennsylvania. Please make memorials to the Dundee Ambulance Service, 12 Union St., Dundee, NY 14837 in Bethaldo V. Wright's name.

Death Notices
Janice Brew, 88, of Watkins Glen, Jan. 14, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
ALTA JAYNES, 92, formerly of Burdett, Jan. 12, 2016 at Elcor. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
Gerald "Jerry" Nissen, 72, of Penn Yan, Jan. 16, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
DAVID G. PARKHURST, 74, of Dundee, Jan. 14, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
DONALD A. SMITH, 85, of the town of Tyrone, Jan. 3, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Baird Funeral Home, Dundee.
WARD K. STOUT, 91, of Penn Yan, Jan. 13, 2016 at home. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.

Obituaries/Memorial/Death Notices week of 1/13/16

Paula J. Depew, 72, of Montour Falls, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She was born Nov. 24, 1943, the daughter of the late Ellen (Parker) Thorsland. Paula was employed as a production inspector with Borg Warner for more than 29 years. She enjoyed spending time and playing cards with her friends at the Montour Moose Lodge 426, and loved her two dogs, Little Man and Baby. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Depew Dec. 13, 2013.
She is survived by her siblings, Butch Breed of Jacksonville, Florida, Neil (Barbara) Thorsland of Katy, Texas, Sharon (Harry) Lake of Northfield, New Jersey, Jerrilyne Belcher of Southpoint, Ohio, Rosalyne Fairbanks of Pennellville, New York and Royce (Stacey) Groesbeck of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls. Funeral services began at 1 p.m. at the funeral home followed by burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Montour Moose Lodge 426. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visit www.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

Margaret "Peggy" Sibley, 79, of Alpine, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, surrounded by her family and friends. A kind and generous person, she was known to many for her adventurous spirit and welcoming nature that made her like a mother to more than her immediate family.
Born June 21, 1936, in Joliet, Illinois, she completed high school in Canton, New York, then graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in library science. While student teaching in Buffalo, New York, she met Fred Sibley, a Cornell graduate and ornithologist. They married that summer (1958) and a year later set off for Nigeria, where Fred had secured a teaching position at the University in Ibadan.
Peggy's first child, Steven, was born in Ibadan, and was followed by three more children (David, Anne and Elizabeth "Betsy") as they lived in various locations back in the U.S.
When Fred took a position as a scientist with the Smithsonian, they moved to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and Peggy faced rumors that she was a single parent pretending to be married, as she was living on her own with small children while Fred went to the South Pacific on research expeditions for months at a time. When Betsy was still an infant they moved to Ojai, California. Later moves brought them to Bolinas, California, Guilford, Connecticut, Naugatuck, Connecticut and finally Alpine, New York.
Despite Fred's field research taking him away on long trips, Peggy was always a compassionate and resilient mother. She allowed her children to be adventurous explorers, participated in frequent camping trips and did not mind when the children (or their father) brought various creatures to live in the house--a condor, snakes, a barn owl, tarantulas, lizards, caterpillars and so on.
Peggy was a friendly, thoughtful and intrepid traveler, and she and Fred made many friends as they camped throughout the U.S. and traveled the world. They visited more than 30 countries, especially after the children were grown and Fred retired, including Uganda, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt, Hong Kong, French Guyana, Nicaragua, Honduras and multiple trips to the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago. She and Fred remained connected with their worldwide network of friends, and their home was often a stopping point for friends passing through.
Peggy was always community-minded. In every place she lived, she joined clubs and volunteered at churches and libraries. She worked for many years at the Guilford Free Library, and more recently had been a volunteer at the Odessa Library and with Reading Buddies, and a member of Zonta Club. She enjoyed cooking and learning about different cuisines and regional foods, picking up new recipes and cookbooks every place she traveled.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Miriam and Lorence Pries, and her sister Nancy Wratten. She is survived by her husband, Fred, sister Ellen Bonde (Chip), brother-in-law Craig Wratten (Ardeene), sons Steven Sibley (Kathy) and David Sibley (Joan Walsh), daughters Anne Sibley (Charles Jenkins) and Betsy Elswit (Dan); grandchildren Adam Sibley (Jessica), Erin Sibley, Noah Jenkins, Ben Sibley, Evan Sibley, Andrew Jenkins, Joel Sibley and Clare Jenkins; and four nieces. Peggy and Fred welcomed Lori Guerette (Al) into their home as a teenager, and she has remained a daughter to them since.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Odessa-Catharine Methodist Church. The family received visitors at 1 p.m.Vedder and Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Gifts in Peggy's memory may be made to the Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library, Odessa, the Lorence and Miriam Pries Scholarship at SUNY Canton, Canton, New York or the Finger Lakes Land Trust. To leave the family a message of condolence, sign a guestbook or to light a "Candle of Remembrance," please visitwww.vedderandscottfuneralhome.com.

James F. States, 72, of Montour Falls, passed away Jan. 10, 2016 after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his father, Lloyd Adelbert States; brother, Butch (Lloyd) and sister, Martha. He is survived by his mother, Alice States; wife Carlene States of 51 years; daughter, Marie Larrison; sons, James C. States and Lawrence States; grandchildren, Gary and Erich Larrison, Haley States, Alyssa and Jeremy Wilson; many nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Jim attended school in Odessa. He worked at Watkins Salt Co. (Cargill) and retired from there after 37 years. Jim loved hunting and fishing. When it was time to cut up the deer, it was his job to cook the tenderloin. Yum! Jim loved spending time working outside in his yard. If he wasn't working in his yard, he would be in his garage working on his many lawn tractors or someone else's. Jim fulfilled his dream of having his own garage and spent many hours there working. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Burial will be held at the Union Cemetery of Hector in Burdett at a later date. Memorials in his memory may be made to Hospicare of Ithaca, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. You may express condolences to the family or light a "Candle of Remembrance" online at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Death Notices
RUTH B. ADAMS, 94, of Penn Yan, Jan. 5, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
JUNE O. BRAMAN, 85, of Penn Yan, Jan. 2, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
WINONA G. BURNETT, 100, Jan. 1, 2016 at The Homestead Nursing Home, Penn Yan. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
JEANNE E. CORCORAN, 53, of Penn Yan, Jan. 4, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
BESSIE S. DECKER, 103, of Penn Yan, Jan. 9, 2016 at Penn Yan Manor. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
PAULA DEPEW, 72, of Montour Falls, Jan. 8, 2016 at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
HELEN J. GREGORY, 85, of Watkins Glen, Jan. 3, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
KATHRYN E. "FOXY" RODDENBERY, 53, of Branchport, Jan. 4, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.
MARGARET "PEGGY" SIBLEY, 79, of Alpine, Jan. 9, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Arrangements by Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls.
James F. States, 72, of Montour Falls, Jan. 10, 2016. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
CARL A. WEDGWOOD, 83, of Penn Yan, Dec. 28, 2015 at home. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan.
KARL B. WILCOX, 72, of Penn Yan, Dec. 21, 2015 at Keuka Comfort Care. Arrangements by Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, Penn Yan.










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