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Faith Natalie Wynne

September 22, 1921 - January 23, 2018

Faith Wynne, 96, of Franklin died at home surrounded by her children on January 23, 2018.Faith Natalie Glenwood was born September 22, 1921 in Hudson, NY. The eldest daughter of the John B. and Florence (Wandel) Glenwood, Faith moved with her family to many villages throughout the Hudson Valley where her father, a United Methodist pastor, served local churches. In June 1939 Faith graduated from...
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Ernest Eugene Whitney

March 3, 1937 - January 19, 2018

Ernest Eugene Whitney, 80, of Franklin, NY passed away peacefully Friday, January 19th, 2018 at O'Connor Hospital in Delhi, NY. He was born in Bennington, Vermont to Ralph and Dorothy (Andrews) Whitney in 1937. Ernest recently moved home to Franklin to be near his extended family after living in North Palm Beach, Florida for many years.Ernest was predeceased by his much-loved wife, Susan Mount...
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Donald M. Ritz

November 16, 1924 - January 7, 2018

Donald M. Ritz, 93, of Franklin passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at home in Franklin.He was born on November 16, 1924 in Ridgewood, NJ, the son of Frederick and Mary (Mapes) Ritz. He married Elsie McAdams on October 9, 1999.For many years, Donald owned and operated Ritz Farms in Franklin. Along with his dairy farm, Donald worked for 20 years at Scintilla (Amphenol) in Sidney.For many years...
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John Bartholomew Sidoli

June 23, 1955 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, NY.
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Elizabeth Avery

December 30, 1919 - November 9, 2017

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Alberta Lillian Bair

September 2, 1928 - October 15, 2017

Alberta Lillian (Schaffer) Bair, 89, of Sidney Center, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 15, 2017.She was born on September 2, 1928 in Lakeville, PA, the daughter of the late Herman and Lillian (Warner) Schaffer. She married Eugene Bair on December 3, 1950. He predeceased her on June 16, 2007.Alberta was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in...
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James W. Hyzer

October 30, 1951 - September 8, 2017

James W. "Bubby" Hyzer, Jr., 65, of Franklin passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.He was born October 30, 1951 in Sidney the son of the late James W. and Virginia (Laing) Hyzer.A lifelong Franklin resident, Bubby graduated from Franklin Central School.He married Donna Wells who predeceased him on October 8, 2006.For over 40 years, Bubby worked for the Town...
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Doris Weinmann

June 18, 1925 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, NY.
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Wendell Whitney Frye

March 1, 1940 - May 28, 2017

It is with great sadness the family of Dr. Wendell Frye announces his passing on May 28th 2017. Wendell was born in Leominster Massachusetts on March 1st 1940 to Kenneth and Birtrice Frye. Upon graduating Leominster high school in 1958 he enlisted in the Marines. After serving, he received his B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, MA; his M.A from Middlebury and his Ph.D. in German...
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Linda Geertgens Constable

March 9, 1943 - May 16, 2017

Linda Geertgens Constable, 74, of Franklin passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.Linda was born March 9, 1943 in Oneonta, the daughter of Ben and Evelyn (Smith) Geertgens.Linda was a talented artist who enjoyed crochet, painting and crafts. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. She very much enjoyed dancing at Babcock's on the...
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Cindy Sue Hotaling

October 5, 1958 - April 23, 2017

Cindy Sue Hotaling, 58, of Walton went home to be with Jesus early Sunday morning while holding the hand of her loving husband on April 23, 2017. Calling hours will be held at Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home in Franklin, New York from 6-8 on Friday, April 28, 2017.A celebration of life will be held at Riverside Christian Alliance Church in Walton, New York on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 1pm with...
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Charles Ogborn

July 4, 1929 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, NY.
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Ruth B. Laing

January 24, 1933 - December 17, 2016

Ruth B. Laing, 83, of Franklin NY passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta. She was born January 24, 1933 in Binghamton NY, the daughter of the late Emmett and Lyla (Schrader) Brink.Ruth was a graduate of Binghamton North, the Class of 1951. After high school, she attended the CS Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Johnson City, NY and was a...
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Lino L. DalCanton

May 20, 1932 - December 14, 2016

Lino L. Dal Canton, 84, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Fairview, New Jersey, on May 20, 1932, the son of Angelo and Amelia Dal Canton. He married Louise Nardone on April 7, 1951, in Fairview, New Jersey. Louise predeceased him on Dec. 31, 2014. Lino proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and...
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Glenn W. Geertgens

November 25, 1923 - October 21, 2016

Glenn W. Geertgens, a lifetime resident of Franklin, passed away at his home on Friday, October 21, 2016. He was born on November 25, 1923 the son of the late Jacob and Helena (Herbster) Geertgens on the family farm in Franklin. He married Margaret (Peg) Blackman on August 6, 1944, who predeceased him I 1990 after 46 years of marriage.Glenn proudly served his country as a Marine tail-gunner in...
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Susan Mullen

October 2, 1949 - October 17, 2016

Sue Mullen of Franklin died peacefully in her home in Franklin Monday night from complications of ALS. She was 66. Sue had been a vendor and a board member of the Pakatakan Farmers' Market in Halcottsville, and a vendor at the Franklin Farmers' Market in Franklin. In 2006 she began working for Erna Morgan McReynolds at Morgan Stanley until she retired in 2012. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska,...
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Kenneth A. DeRoche

May 17, 1926 - October 14, 2016

Kenneth A. DeRoche passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2016 at A. O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY after a brief illness. Ken was born on Staten Island, NY on May 17, 1926 to Kenneth and Elise (Rohde) DeRoche. He attended Port Richmond High School but left to enlist in the Army during World War II. He sustained a permanently disabling wound to his hand while in training and was...
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Marjorie M. Vaughan

November 19, 1943 - September 11, 2016

Marjorie Minnie "Marge" Vaughan, 72, of Wells Bridge passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at her home with her children by her side after an eleven month battle with cancer.She was born November 19, 1943 in Oneonta the daughter of the late William and Minnie (Livingston) Sutton.Marge graduated from Schenevus Central School.On February 10, 1962, Marge married Hugh W. Vaughan in Maryland. Hugh...
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Kenneth H. Stalter

September 22, 1928 - September 10, 2016

Kenneth H. Stalter, Jr., 87, of Franklin passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016.He was born September 22, 1928 in Sloatsburg, NY the son of the late Kenneth H. Stalter, Sr. and Edith (McNair) Stalter.He graduated from Suffern High School and then went on to graduate from Delhi Ag & Tech.He worked on the McDowell Farm on Elk Creek Road in Delhi where he met Lois Clark daughter of Lynn and...
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Ivanna M. Osadca

September 11, 1955 - September 7, 2016

Ivanna Motria 'Tina' Osadca, 60, passed away peacefully at Roscoe Community Nursing home on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Tina formerly resided in Delhi at the Elm Street Residence of the ARC of Delaware County.She was the beloved daughter of Tatiana and Apollinare Osadca of Glen Spey, NY.Tina is survived by her sisters Tatiana Demchuk of Cary, NC, and Christine (Ivars) Pauksis of Franklin, NY,...
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Harold H. Stevens

September 25, 1924 - August 7, 2016

Harold H. Stevens, 91, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family.Harold was born on September 25, 1924 in Worcester, New York, the son of the late Howard and Pearl (Banks) Stevens. He married Leona I. Walley, who predeceased him January 8, 2013.He worked as a car reconditioner for Mohawk Plymouth & Chrysler in Cooperstown. Prior to that, he...
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Sheila A. Hall-Herklotz

March 31, 1944 - May 22, 2016

Sheila A. Hall-Herklotz, 72, of Franklin passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016.She was born on March 31, 1944 in Plattsburgh, NY, the daughter of Julien and Genevieve (Turcotte) Allie. She married Herman Herklotz on October 19, 1996.A long-time resident of Norwich, Sheila operated a daycare out of her home for many years. She loved her dogs and enjoyed knitting, quilting and traveling. When she was...
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Cornelius B. Beers

August 29, 1941 - April 11, 2016

Cornelius B. "Cappy" Beers, Jr., 74, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the A.O. Fox Hospital surrounded by his family.Cappy was born on August 29, 1941 in Gilboa, New York the son of the late Cornelius B. and Rose (Hilliker) Beers, Sr.. He married Mary Jane Rutherford on July 24, 1965. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for the NYSDOT in Delhi until he retired in 1996. He...
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Paul H. Worden

August 14, 1930 - April 2, 2016

Paul H. Worden, 85, a life-time resident of Franklin, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at home in Franklin.He was born on August 14, 1930 in Franklin, the son of Hubert M. and Avis (Gillett) Worden. He graduated from Franklin Central School in 1947.Paul served in the US Army during the Korean War (1951-1953) and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.On September 25, 1954 he...
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Hans Scheck

August 30, 1936 - February 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, NY.
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Lucille K. Colburn

July 18, 1933 - February 4, 2016

Lucille K. Colburn, 82, of Franklin passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford. She was born on July 18, 1933 in Wells, NY, the daughter of Ray and Catherine (VanDyke) Colburn. Lucille was employed by Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton, for over 30 years. She enjoyed yard work and gardening. She is survived by 2 sons, Chris and Penny Downin and granddaughters, Morgan and...
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David J. Ogborn

April 26, 1922 - December 8, 2015

David J. Ogborn, 93, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the New York State Veterans' Home, Oxford. David was born on April 26, 1922 in Meredith, the son of the late Cyril Arthur and Leah Pearl (Wylie) Ogborn. He married Alice Fuhrmann in 1946.David grew up in Delaware County, one of 17 children. He served his country in the US Army during WWII in the European Theatre and...
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Beverly I. Jackson

August 29, 1932 - September 7, 2015

Beverly I. Jackson, 83, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC.Beverly was born on August 29, 1932 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Byron and Bernice (Spafard) Fuller. She married Donald Hughes on July 9, 1949 and they were divorced in December 1978. She later married Raymond Jackson on November 20, 1979 and he predeceased her on July...
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Lloyd I. Robinson

September 27, 1930 - August 9, 2015

Lloyd I. Robinson, 84, of Franklin, officially retired on August 9, 2015. Lloyd and his twin brother, Lynn were born on September 27, 1930 in East Sidney to Leon and Phoebe Wormuth Robinson.Lloyd was a graduate of Franklin Literary Institute where he was active in sports. He helped to build the Pepaction Reservoir Dam and then with Lynn, owned and operated Robinson Bros. Excavating and Robinson...
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William Search

May 15, 1930 - July 28, 2015

William Search, 85, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the AO Fox Hospital Nursing home in Oneonta. He was born on May 15, 1930 in Oak Ridge, New Jersey, the son of Charles, Sr. and Lillian (Davenport) Search. He married Evelyn F. Holley on March 27, 1955.A veteran of the US Army, William was employed for many years as a carpenter by Ed Nichols of Bloomville. He was also...
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William H. Hynson

June 17, 1931 - July 17, 2015

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Janet Ann DeRoche

December 28, 1928 - July 1, 2015

Janet Ann McIver DeRocheJanet passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY with her loving family by her side. She had struggled for nearly a year with the after effects of a stroke, severe osteoporosis and a very recent diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma.Janet was born on Staten Island, NY, December 28, 1928 to Kenneth and Annie (Murdoch) McIver. She...
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Guyva B. Johnston

November 14, 1923 - June 3, 2015

Guyva Smith Johnston, 91, of Oneonta and formerly of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Chestnut Park Nursing Home.Guyva was born November 14, 1923 in Coventryville, NY the daughter of the late Forest V. and Iza (Harrington) Bradish. She married Robert F. Smith on June 25, 1944 and he predeceased her in 1960. She later married Robert S. Johnston on October 19, 1962 and he...
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Helen S. Burgin

November 16, 1913 - May 23, 2015

Helen Marie Sawyer Burgin, 101, of Sidney Senior Village, Sidney, NY; formerly of Franklin, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Born November 16th, 1913, in Madison County, she was the daughter of Leon G. Sawyer and Lena French. She graduated Valedictorian of her class at Bainbridge Central School. She attended Hartwick College, Library Sciences. She was librarian in...
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Barbara B. Butts

April 12, 1933 - March 17, 2015

Barbara May Baily Butts passed away on March 17, 2015 after battling Huntington's Disease for many years. Born on April 12, 1933 in Philadelphia, she was a champion swimmer and diver in her youth. She graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1950 and Wilmington College of Ohio in 1954. She married William Lester Butts on September 11, 1954 and they have three children. She moved to Franklin,...
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Randolph P. Hebbard

April 16, 1956 - February 17, 2015

Randolph (Randy) Peter HebbardApril 16, 1956 - February 17, 2015Randy, age 58, died February 17, 2015 of complications following a stroke in June 2014. He had been residing at the Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Binghamton, N.Y. where his wife assisted him daily. He was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Armed Services, entering the U.S. Army in 1974 and the U.S. Air Force in 1979. He...
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Charles A. Reynolds

February 15, 1952 - January 22, 2015

Charles A. "Butch" Reynolds, 62, of Franklin, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his residence.Butch was born on February 15, 1952 in Oneonta, son of the late Charles P. and Barbara (Wilson) Reynolds. Butch was a 1970 graduate of the Franklin Central School. Since he was about 10 years old, he would constantly spend time with his dad working in their garage. He later became...
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Louise DalCanton

April 26, 1935 - December 31, 2014

Louise Nardone DalCanton, 79, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday December 31, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Union City, NJ on April 26, 1935 the daughter of Charles and Lucy(Capone) Nardone. She married Lino DalCanton on April 7, 1951 in Fairview, NJ.For most of her adult life, Louise supported the family business as an administrative partner with her husband, Lino. She was a...
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David J. Harmon

October 15, 1960 - December 20, 2014

David J. Harmon, P.E., of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014, with his family by his side, after a courageous fight with cancer.David was born on October 15, 1960. He was the son of John and Marjorie (Woodard) Harmon.David was a 1978 graduate of Franklin Central School where he was the class valedictorian. He was a member of the Varsity Club, the National Honor Society, varsity...
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Caradic Morgan

March 4, 1923 - November 13, 2014

Caradic "Cred" Morgan Jr., 91, of Franklin, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.He was born on March 4, 1923, in Paterson, N.J., the son of Caradic and Beatrice (MacGowan) Morgan Sr.He married Gwendolyn Shrigley on July 22, 1967.Cred worked as a carpenter through the Hudson Valley Carpenter's Union, and was associated with Richard Wakeman Construction of Sidney for many years...
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Mitchell B. Budine

December 21, 1950 - September 18, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin, NY.
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Lynn Frederick Terry

January 27, 1946 - May 20, 2014

Lynn "Butch" Terry, 68, of Chenango Forks and formerly of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.Lynn was born January 27, 1946 in Walton the son of the late James D. and Frances M. (Davis) Terry.He worked several years as a custodian for the First United Methodist Church in Endicott. He was an avid outdoor sportsman and bowler with several 300 games to...
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Arthur M. Bean

February 15, 1933 - May 16, 2014

Arthur Bean of Franklin, N.Y., died peacefully on May 16, 2014. He prepared for death the same way he lived his life: with courage, love for his family and his trademark dry sense of humor.Arthur was born in Boston, Mass., on Feb. 15, 1933, the only child of Harry and Marjorie Short Bean. He was a National Guardsman and then an MP in Panama during the Korean War. Later, he joined his father in...
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Joan C. Rohrer

October 31, 1931 - May 8, 2014

Joan Christine Rohrer passed away on May 8, 2014 at her home in Treadwell, NY where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and John Drinan. Joan was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 1931. Joan was the fourth of six daughters born to the late Edward G. and Ethel Hamburg.Joan was predeceased by her husband, Paul H. Rohrer; her parents, Edward G. and Ethel Hamburg; her sisters,...
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Marjorie Lutner

March 4, 1951 - August 15, 2012

Marjorie E. Lutner died at her home Wednesday, August 15, 2012, after a 20 year battle with breast cancer.She was born March 4, 1951, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the daughter of John and Susie (Tompkins) Kasper. She was proud of her New England heritage, growing up on Elm Street in Rocky Hill, a Hartford suburb. She was a descendant of Daniel D. Tompkins, Vice President of the United States...
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David S. Flint

May 12, 1926 - July 20, 2012

David Schultheiser Flint, Sr., 86, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.David was born on May 12, 1926 in Englewood, New Jersey the son of the late Wallace S. and Lucy (Schultheiser) Flint. He married Muriel Kohl.David attended Dumont High School, the Academy of Advanced Traffic and was an ICC Practioner. David was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for...
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Hilda E. Boyles

June 27, 1920 - September 1, 2011

Hilda E. Boyles, 91, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Countryside Care Center in Delhi.Hilda was born on June 27, 1920 in Liberty, New York, the daughter of the late George and Rosa (Knickerbocker) Marshall. She was married to Wayne E Boyles, who predeceased her on November 8, 1998.As a homemaker, Hilda shared the duties of operating the farm with her family. In her...
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Marjorie E. Constable

February 28, 1934 - August 21, 2011

Marjorie E. Constable, 77, of Unadilla, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at the M.I. Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.Marjorie was born on February 28, 1934 in Youngs Station, New York, the daughter of the late Louis and Mildred (Dumond) Ruling. She married Harper Constable on November 8, 1954. He predeceased her on October 20, 1991.Marjorie worked as a line operator for the Keith Clark...
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Cheyenne N. Renwick

September 18, 1997 - July 19, 2011

Cheyenne N. Renwick, 13, of Franklin passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.Cheyenne was born on September 18, 1997, the daughter of Olin H. Renwick and Tammy Barringer.Cheyenne was a student at the Franklin Central School where she played modified soccer. She enjoyed scrapbooking, animals, especially cats and her duck. She was also an avid photographer, capturing many of...
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Margaret Stiles Hazlett

May 23, 1913 - July 19, 2011

Margaret Hazlett of Treadwell died Tuesday, July 19 at the age of 98. Margaret was born in Troy, New York, in 1913. One of her earliest memories was watching the parade to celebrate the armistice ending World War I. She attended college during the depression and obtained a degree in Library Science from Albany Teachers College. Her first professional position was as a librarian at the New...
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Dorothea E. Kuppens

January 22, 1912 - July 9, 2011

Dorothea E. Kuppens, 99, of Otego and formerly of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, July 09, 2011 at the A.O. Fox Hospital.Dorothea was born January 22, 1912 on Chamberlain Hill in Franklin, the daughter of the late Willias and Mary Ida (Jester) Ackley. She married John August Kuppens on November 15, 1934 and he predeceased her on August 24, 1999.Dorothea lived most of her life on the family...
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Frances M. Terry

June 24, 1922 - July 1, 2011

Frances M. (Davis) Terry, 89, of Franklin passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 at her residence.Frances was born June 24, 1922 in Walton, New York. She married James Terry on September 7, 1944.She worked as a cashier for the Grand Union Supermarket in Sidney. She was a devoted Catholic who kept her faith.Frances was a very caring person who put everyone before herself. She enjoyed morning sounds,...
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Edith M. Miller

March 8, 1906 - June 30, 2011

Edith Munson Miller, 105, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.Edith was born March 8, 1906 in North Franklin, the daughter of the late William and Bernice (Munson) Miller.Edith graduated from One Room School, District #1 in North Franklin. She attended Franklin High School. She graduated from Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton. She spent one...
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Pauline W. Bartlett

February 8, 1909 - June 11, 2011

Pauline Belle Williams Bartlett, daughter of Charles M. Williams and Belle Pierce Williams was born in Otego on February 8, 1909. She married Bennett J. Bartlett on June 28, 1930. They were farmers in East Sidney until his death in 1963. Following the death of her mother in 1922, she lived with her Aunt Caroline Copeley Sowles near Wells Bridge. A Unadilla High School graduate of 1927, she...
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Marjorie W. Harmon

October 30, 1933 - May 27, 2011

Franklin - Marjorie W. Harmon of Franklin passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 27, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 30, 1933 in Franklin NY, the daughter of Edna Denny and Stanley Woodard.Marge graduated from Franklin Central School in 1951. She later was employed as a secretary at the Bendix Corporation in the Quality Control office . She...
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