Rural Home Cemetery, Town of Big Flats,
Chemung County NY
SMITH Adrian F. 94 years, formerly of 79 E. Fifth Street, Corning, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. He was born October 5, 1910 in Catlin, NY, the son of the late Walter and Edith Canfield Smith. He was a graduate of Northisde High School and was employed by Corning, Incorporated, retiring from Sullivan Park. He received his 75th Year Service Pin in 2003. He was a member of the Elks, Corning Lodge # 1071. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Susan Abel (James E.) Bassney of Summerfiled, FL; two step-grandchildren, John N. White III of Denver, CO, and Stephanie (Todd) Seelye of Elmira Heights, NY; and two step great-granddaughters, Madison Jeanne and Reagan Elizabeth Seelye, also of Elmira Heights, NY; his brothers, Roy (Judy) Smith of Boynton Beach, FL, Raymond (Eileen) Smith of Gansevoort, NY, Harold (Nancy) Smith of Penn Yan, NY; and sister, Arberta Lane of Ithaca, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne Abel Smith; sisters, Ruth Mattison and Mildred Stuckey; and brothers, William Smith and George J. Smith. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, on Saturday, March 19, 2005, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Lodge of Sorrow will be held at 12:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, 1 p.m., Rev. James Ellis officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot of Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.
SMITH –CHERYL A. SMITH BETZER, age 65 of Beverly Hills , Florida formerly of Horseheads , NY passed away on Wednesday March 1 , 2017 after a brief illness. Cheryl was born July 3, 1951 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Frederick A. and Lida Green Smith. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School and a gradute of The Arnot Ogden School of Nursing. She married her husband, John Jeffrey "Jeff" Betzer and he predeceased her on January 9, 1992. Cheryl was also predeceased by her daughter, Carissa Leigh Betzer in 1976. Cheryl was a Registered Nurse working for Dr. Mehta for over 25 years. Cheryl always had a smile that would light up the room. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Cheryl is survived by her daughter: Marcy A. Betzer of Hartsville, S.C.; her parents Frederick & Lida Smith of Beverly Hills, Florida; sisters and brothers-in-law: Dawn & Richard Robinson of Gainesville, Florida, Cynthia & Kevin Gleason of Port St. Lucie, Florida and Patty & Harold Sparling of Corning, NY; brother, Jeffrey Smith of Fort Pierce, Florida; mother-in-law: Violet Betzer of North Carolina; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: Debra Tchividjia of Fairhope, Alabama and Sharon & Donald Kelley of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring. Cheryl's Funeral Services will be held in Florida and she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Jeff in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Those wishing may remember Cheryl through memorial contribution to the charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/4/2017
SMITH - KEENEY
Arberta Smith Lane Age 90, died on November 10, 2005 at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. She was born on July 25, 1915 in the Town of Hornby, NY the daughter of the late Walter and Edith Canfield Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Lois (Clifford) Rumsey of Odessa, NY, Beverly (Ralph) Carl and Marilyn (Doug) Smith of Cookeville, TN, Patricia (Claude) States of Lynnwood, WA, and Roberta (Billy) Sheesley of Watkins Glen, NY; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Eileen) Lane of Gansevoort, NY and Harold (Nancy) Lane of Penn Yan, NY; sisters-in-law, Eva Green of Painted Post, NY and Reva Bolton of Myrtle Beach, SC; several nieces and nephews. Her husbands, Clair Lane and Guy Keeney; son Richard Lane; granddaughters Tina Carl and Tonya Ratje; great-granddaughter, Aliza Bush; brothers, Marion, George, Roy, Adrian; and sisters, Ruth Mattison and Mildred Theege, predeceased Arberta. Mrs. Keeney was a charter member of the Glen Baptist Church and retired from Cornell University. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Monday, November 14, 2005, between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will be held at the Glen Baptist Church, Reading Road, Watkins Glen, NY on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, at 11 :00 a.m. The Rev. Teddy R. Herron will officiate. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Glen Baptist Church, 3311 Reading Road, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
SMITH –MRS. ALICE T. STEELE, 74, 205 Sly St. Thursday, Sept. 27, 1945. Widow of Daniel B. Steele. Survived by daughter, Sarah T. at home; sisters, Mrs. Nellie Webber of Ithaca, Mrs. Harriet B. Smith of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Phillips of Corning RD; brothers, Ernest M. Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla., William H. Smith of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Trinity Church. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/27/1945
CHARLES SMITH a well known farmer, died at his home in Big Flats Wednesday noon, (January 11, 1905) aged 72 years. The deceased was a prominent Mason and a member of Big Flats Lodge No. 378, F. and A. M. He is survived by one daughter, Clara, who lives in Big Flats; one son, Fred of California and two brothers. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Methodist Church in Big Flats and will be in charge of the Masons. –Elmira Daily Advertiser 1/11/1905 (Not sure if buried in Rural Home Cemetery)
EARL H. SMITH age 57 of Rawleigh, N.Y. formerly of Albion and Painted Post, Saturday, October 25, 1975. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Reva (Lane) Smith; daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Sharon) Brant of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Guy (Karen) Hemingway of Rawleigh; sons, Gary of Rawleigh, David of Salt Lake City; grandchildren, Leigh, Kristine and Edward Smith and Katie Sue Hemingway; sisters, Mrs. Blanche Coons of E. Corning and Mrs. Fanny Kelly of Painted Post; mother-in-law, Mrs. Charlotte Lane of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1975
ELEANOR D. SMITH age 83 of 1015 Lake St., Elmira, NY, Tuesday, April 24, 1984. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Eleanor is survived by her sister, Ethel Monks of Largo, Fla. – Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1981
SMITH Esther Ruth Stonier
age 89, of South Olcott Road, Big Flats, died on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at home. She was born on November 11, 1922 in Covington, PA, the daughter of Edward E. and Edith (Brace) Smith. She married William Stonier in 1943 in South Lancaster, MA. He predeceased her in 1983. Esther graduated from Northside High School. She was a foster caregiver for many years, opening her home throughout the years to nearly 80 children and adults. She was an avid bird watcher. Esther attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Corning and was dedicated to her religion. She enjoyed traveling and camping. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Lynn S. and Sabine Stonier of Savona, Linda and George Stafford of Smithfield, NC, Lucinda and David Adams of South Bradford, and Donald and Lynn M. Stonier of Big Flats; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Bill Hafner of Auburn, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Roberta Smith of Calhoun, GA, and Paul and Jeanne Smith of Collegedale, TN; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one great, great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons, Lewis Stonier and William Stonier, and by her siblings, Cora Lainson, Walton Smith, Harold Smith, and James Smith. It was Esther’s wish that there be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 1:00pm at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be directed to Lucinda Adams, P.O. Box 197, Big Flats, NY 14814, to be forwarded to children's ministries. Arrangements are with Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC in Corning. Corning Leader – February 3, 2012
SMITH –MRS. ETHEL STACHOWSKI of 406 W. Second St., Elmira, Thursday, May 22, 1986. Friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral service immediately following at 3 pm, the Rev. Donald Forsberg officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Joseph F. Stachowski who died in 1965. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/1986
FRED G. SMITH, 60 of the Town of Big Flats died at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 1940. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Swain at home; a sister, Mrs. Frank Boyd of Cameron, N.Y., and a brother, Chester Smith of Corning. Mr. Smith was a member of the Masonic Lodge 378, Big Flats, the Corning Consistory and Big Flats Grange 1108. The body is in the VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and late Monday afternoon was to be taken to the family home, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats, where a Masonic committal service will be held. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/30/1940
FRED V. SMITH
Fred V. Smith, formerly of Big Flats, died Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry P. Allen, 217 East LaFrance Street. Besides Mrs. Allen he is survived by two sons, Gomer Smith of Elmira and Delmar Smith of Ithaca; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Churm of Danville, Pa., and Mrs. Sally Phillips of Horseheads, and a granddaughter Carol Smith of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the Hughes funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. E. A. Mathews officiating. Burial will be made in Rural Cemetery at Big Flats. (handwritten on article Mar .4, 1934)
HARRY J. SMITH age 89 of The Falls, Montour Falls, N.Y., Saturday, May 8, 1976 at Schuyler Hospital. There will be no calling hours. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, Tuesday 11 a.m. Rev. John Binkiwitz. Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. He is survived by daughters; Mrs. Winthrop (Fannie) Eldred of RD1 Beaver Dams. Mrs. George (Elouise) Shannon of RFD Beaver Dams; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one nephew. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/9/1976
HERBERT H. SMITH SR. age 72 of Cameron, N.Y., on Saturday, August 6, 1977. Friends may call at the Stover Funeral home, Corning Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday, Rev. Lewis Garlick officiating. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Flora; four sons, Jesse, Raymond, Jack and Herbert Jr. all of Cameron; three daughters, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Yarka of Cameron, Mrs. (Claude (June) Kemp of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Fred (Beverly) Conklin of Addison; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was employed a section foreman on the Erie Railroad. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/7/1977
Jack SMITH, 70, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 1938 at the home of his son, Frank Smith 323 Sly Ave., Corning. He was born March 27, 1868 at Jackson Township, Pa., the son of Joshua and Rhoda Friends Smith. In the early part of his life he lived at Millerton, Pa., and vicinity. About 25 years ago Mr. Smith removed to Corning where he and his family made their home. In 1889, he married Miss Alice Groom, Horseheads, deceased. Mr.Smith is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Verna Sweeney, Corning; two sons, Frank Smith, Corning and Herbert Smith, Owego, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother, Henry Smith, Millerton, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Eva White, Rutland, Pa., also survive. The body is at the Carpenter funeral home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.
JOHN J. SMITH, 85, formerly of Big Flats, died at the family home at Valois Wednesday, February 2, 1927 at 7 a.m. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Anna Middaugh and Mrs. Etta May Barton, both of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Lucy Savey, Valois; two sons, Jennings, Trumansburg and Emmett, Geneva; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at the home of his daughter at Valois Saturday at 12 p.m. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Big Flats M.E. Church. Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1927
JOHN L. SMITH, 91, of Beaver Dams R.D. 2, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1947. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Jesse Phillips of Beaver Dams; Mrs. Lina Voorhess of Corning; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. C. B. Newbury. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1947
SMITH –JUDITH S. KELEMEN age 27 of South St., Dryden, NY Sunday, March 11, 1973 as a result of an automobile accident. Friends may call at Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, N.Y. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Dryden Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kenneth Head, Pastor of the church officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y. No flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Soutworth Library, Dryden, N.Y. Survived by husband, Dr. Charles F. Kelemen of Dryden, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Ithaca College; father, State Sen. William T. Smith II and mother, Mrs. Dorothy N. Smith, both of Big Flats; brothers, Capt. William T. Smith III of Grissom Air Force Base at Grissom, Indiana, Michael M. Smith, student at Alfred; sisters, Mrs. Bonnifer Schweizer and Miss Deborah Ann Smith, both of Big Flats; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nowak of Penfield, NY.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Maynard Smith of Corning. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School, attended the State University of New York at Genesee and received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree from Penn State. She was an instructor in speech therapy at the State University of New York at Cortland. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/13/1973
SMITH –JUNE L. KEMP age 52 of RD 1, Addison, NY, Thursday, May 20, 1982 at the Corning Hospital. Friends are invited to call Friday 2/4 and 7-9 pm at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Funeral services are Saturday at 10:00 am with the Rev. Dennis Will of the Tuscarora Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery. Survived by husband, Claude; mother, Flora L. Smith of Cameron; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Marlene) Bulkley of Beaver Dams, Mrs. David (Dorothy M.) Yarka of Cameron, Mrs. James (Flora) O’Konsky of Addison and Dawn Kemp at home; four brothers, Jesse, Raymond, Jack and Herbert Jr. Smith all of Cameron, NY; two sisters, Mrs. John (Dorothy B.) Yarka of Cameron and Mrs. Frederick (Beverly) Conklin of Addison.; seven grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. She was a retired inspector of the Corning Glass Apparatus Dept. of Big Flats. A past Senior Regent of the Corning Loyal Order of the Moose, member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxilary, a 22 year member of A.F.L.G.W.U., member of the Cameron Methodist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/1982
LAWRENCE W. SMITH age 69, of 134 Dwight Avenue, Corning, NY, Friday, April 25, 1986. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral from Grace Methodist Church Monday, 2 pm. The Rev. Harry Stoll officiating. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorials may be sent to Grace Methodist Church, Corning. Survived by wife, Iris Benedict Smith; daughter, Jule Borak of Painted Post; sons, E. Thomas Smith of Etters, PA, Jeffrey Smith of Riverside, Andrew Smith of Corning; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, William L. Smith of Beaver Dams; 2 sisters, Marguerite Phillips of Corning and Elaine Smith of Corning, Irene Rodabaugh of Corning and a half-brother, Axtel Smith of Ithaca. He was a 50 year retiree of the Ingersoll Rand Corporation. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1986
SMITH Lucile Louise Smith Easterbrook
age 84, died on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford, MS. A burial service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rick Price officiating. Mrs. Easterbrook was born on July 30, 1928 to Lucile Schlesier Smith and Hoke Starr Smith in Brooklyn, NY. She married Charles Easterbrook on January 28, 1950. Mrs. Easterbrook was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Easterbrook and is survived by her sons, Glen, and his wife Mary Lou and their daughters, Lauren of Rochester, MN and Cara of Indianapolis, IN, Norman, and his wife Margo and their daughters, Matilda of Birmingham, AL and Lucile of Oxford, MS; and several cousins. Mrs. Easterbrook earned her Master's degree in Education at Oswego State College where she was a member of Epsilon Phi Tau - the Industrial Arts Fraternity. She was a board member for Elmira YWCA, and a member of Elmira-Corning Home Economics Club. Lucile taught fifth grade at Lenox Avenue School and later taught fourteen years at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services. She volunteered as a den mother for many years and was awarded the Silver Fawn award from Big High Horse Sullivan Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America. She was an Elder and member of Big Flats Presbyterian Church and also a Sunday school teacher. Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC is in charge of arrangements. Star Gazette – May 24, 2013
SMITH –MARION S. SMITH age 60, of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Corning, N.Y., Tuesday, August 22, 1972. Friends may call at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Herbert Blanchard officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by son, William A. Smith of Corning; daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Viola) Hill of Coopers Plains; three grandchildren; five brothers, Adrian and George Smith of Corning, Roy Smith of Horseheads, Raymond of Saratoga Springs, Harold of Campbell; sisters, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Theetge of Horseheads, Mrs. Guy (Alberta) Keeney of Odessa, Mrs. Harry (Ruth) Mattison of Corning. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/27/1972
MISS MARY SMITH, a daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Smith, one of the first families to settle at Gibson, died May 17, 1927 at Rochester. She had always resided in Gibson until about a year ago when she removed to Rochester. Miss Smith was a graduate of Meeker’s Business Institute at Elmira and in early life taught in the rural schools in the vicinity of corning. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. F. H. Abbot of San Francisco, Calif., a brother, Charles Smith of Gibson; six nephews and three nieces. The funeral was held this afternoon in the Baptist Church at Gibson. Burial was in the Big Flats Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette -5/19/1927
MAYNARD L. SMITH, 56, of Big Flats, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 16, 1949. Survived by wife, Mrs. Carrie Shriver Smith; daughter, Mrs. John Sullivan of Corning; sons, William T. 2nd and Frank, both of Big Flats; mother, Mrs. William T. Smith of Corning; six grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Marie Bassett of Staten Island, Mrs. Elvira Suffern of Waverly and the Misses Martha and Sarah Smith, both of Corning; brother, James W. Smith of Corning. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call between 7 and 9 tonight and where a private funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Revs. Lillian Chapman and Harry E. Malick. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette -8/17/1949
SMITH –MRS. NELLIE ROXANNA WEBBER, 84 of 708 Davis St. this morning April 1, 1954. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Edith Sawyer of Ithaca and Mrs. Ethel Stachowski of Elmira; son, Roy Webber of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Harriet Smith and Mrs. Mary Phillips of Elmira; brothers, William Smith of Elmira and Ernest Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla. The body is at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral announcements later. (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/1954
SMITH - Roy E. and Julia G. Roy and Julia were married Oct. 9, 1948 and spent nearly 57 loving and devoted years together until the passing of Julia on July 17, 2005 and Roy on Oct. 16, 2005. They were long time residents of So. Main St. in Horseheads until moving to Boynton Beach, FL, in 1979. While in Horseheads they were faithful and active members of Calvary Baptist Church. Judy served the Lord for many years as a loyal and dedicated Sunday school teacher remembered with great affection by her students long after they were grown. Roy was born in Corning, NY, one of nine siblings to Walter and Edith (Canfield) Smith. Two brothers survive him, Raymond (Eileen) Smith of Gansevoort, NY, and Harold (Nancy) Smith of Penn Yan, NY. Roy was an electrical engineer with the former Corning Glass Works and instrumental in several patent projects having received several awards and recognition from the Houghton Family. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and received a letter of commendation with Ribbon Bar awarded by Commander in Chief of the US Fleet for outstanding performance of duty while serving aboard a US Warship. Julia was born in Woodland, NC, one of five siblings, to Julian and Kate (Newsome) Griffin. She is survived by two sisters, Agnes Dozier of Jarvisburg, NC, and Janie Sutton of Rocky Mount, NC; as well as several nieces and nephews. Judy was an accomplished China painter and was a charter member of Gold Coast Porcelain Artists Club. To this day, many family members and friends have painted china and oil portraits done personally by Judy. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial celebration of their lives to take place in Calvary Baptist Church, Gardner Rd., Horseheads, on Friday, July 21, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded to Roy immediately following the service with a reception to follow in the church allowing for a time of light food and fellowship. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats at a later date. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
MISS SARAHETTE SMITH, 90, formerly of Corning RD 2, Thursday, Aug. 19, 1954 at Bath. Member of First Methodist Church of Corning. Survived by cousins, Mrs. Frank Bronson and Mrs. Margaret Hilk, both of Corning. Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call this evening. Funeral there Saturday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Earl H. Robertson. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/20/1954
SIMEON S. SMITH, whose death occurred suddenly on Tuesday morning (October 4, 1893), while not until recently a resident of this village, had by his sterling qualities made many friends, and his death produced a decided shock. On Sunday Mr. Smith was in his usual health and assisted at the sacraments as performed at the Presbyterian Church of which he was an active and consistent member. He was taken ill on Monday and notwithstanding the earnest and prompt efforts of the best medical skill, died before dawn of the following day. His age was sixty-two years. He leaves a widow and two children, one son and one daughter, Wells and Katherine. Mr. Smith is survived by there brothers, L. B. Smith of Elmira, and Enos and James of Big Flats. During the war Mr. Smith served in the Fiftieth Engineers’ Corps. The funeral was held from the family residences at Grand Central Avenue on Thursday at 1 o’clock, Rev. C. C. Carr officiating. The interment was made at Big Flats. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/8/1893 (Could not find him listed in Rural Home Cemetery, but because of the date could be buried there.)
MR. THEODORE B. SMITH of 1699 Kiwanis Road, Tuesday, April 27, 1982. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service at the funeral home Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10 a.m. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Z. Smith; brother, Gardner C. Smith of Elmira; two nieces; several grand-nieces and nephews and cousins; and a host of friends. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church; retired employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg., Co. He formerly operated the ‘Country Stone’ on Hendy Creek Road. He was a life member of the Horseheads BPO Elks lodge No. 2297; a member of the Dixie Senior Citizen’s Bowling League. Donations to American Cancer Society or charity of ones’ choice would be appreciated. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1982
THEODORE E. SMITH, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. Smith of 1699 Kiwanis Rd., Town of Elmira, Wednesday, April 6, 1955. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Survived by parents. Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and late this afternoon will be removed to family home where friends may call. Blessing service Saturday at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Due to Holy Week observance, Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7/1955
WILLIAM H. SMITH formerly of 711 ½ Johnson St., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1958. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Murphy Smith; sister, Mrs. Harriet Smith of Elmira; brother, Ernest Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla. Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Lullus D. Bell. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/13/1958
STANLEY T. SMITHERS, 55, of 522 W. First St., Wednesday, April 17, 1963. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Geraldine Wilcox Smithers; son, Richard E. of Elmira, mother, Mrs. Lola Smithers of Elmira; five grandchildren. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. at Masonic Home Chapel, Utica. Committal Saturday at 11 a.m. the Rev. David Kingman. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/1963
SOUTHARD - George Southard, 83, of Lockwood RD 1, Monday, June 17, 1957. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Southard; sons, Ivan, William & George Jr. all of Van Etten; daughters, Mrs. Aleen Dobell of Sullivanville, Mrs. Verna Miller of Van Etten; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Body at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Friends may call today 7 to 9 p.m. & Wednesday 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Alfred Chamberlain. Rural Home Cemetery Big Flats.- Star- Gazette
SOUTHARD Virginia A. Moore
Corning - Virginia A. Moore, Age 79, who had lived with her son & daughter-in-law Ronald & Kathy Moore at 7 Elmwood Lane Painted Post for the past seven years & formerly of Big Flats died Friday October 10, 1997 at Corning Hospital. She was born January 1, 1918 in Hornby the daughter of John & Maude Berry Southard. She married Farnum B. Moore on October 30, 1937 in Horseheads. He predeceased heron May 29, 1990. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Moore of Painted Post, & Edna Moore of Newark, NY; three sons & daughters-in-law; Ron & Kathy Moore of Painted Post, Merle & Rachel Moore of Palm Bay, FL. Don & Jan Moore of Sneads, FL.; two sisters Edna Desrosier & Fran McMillian, both of Newark, NY.; several grandchildren great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by twelve brothers. Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home 69 Main St. Big Flats, Sunday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, the Rev. Ronald C. Crossglass officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.
SOZANSKI Walter M.
Age 84, of Big Flats, died at his home, with his children by his side, on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Walt was born August 24, 1925, a son of Joseph and Pauline (Salanski) Sozanski. He is predeceased by his wife Barbara Rundell Sozanski, brother Steven Sozanski, sister Vera Munder. Walt is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph W. Sozanski of Elmira, Daniel E. and Barbara Sozanski of Addison, NY; daughter Terri Sozanski of Erin; grandson Andrew W. Sozanski; brother Myron Sozanski; many nieces and nephews; along with special friends, Francis and Natalie Antuzzi. Walt graduated from EFA in 1943. He then entered the U S Air Force Army Air Corps serving his country proudly during WWII. Walt was an Airplane Armorer Gunner and earned several medals including the American Service, Good Conduct, and WWII Victory medals. He was employed by the Star Gazette for 40 years where he was a Stereotyper and Pressman. Walt was a member of the Golden Glow Fire Department and the Horseheads Elks Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, August 20, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Members of the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department will gather at the funeral home on Friday evening at 8:45 p.m. to conduct a service for Walt. Walt's family sends their deepest thanks and appreciation to everyone at Southern Tier Hospice, especially Tanyetta and Suzanne, the staff at Arnot Health Dialysis Center, Drs. Malanoski, Riley, Beck, Rupik, the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the Patriot G-Ward Riders of New York for the care and support given their father over the past months.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 19, 2010
SPEAREN –MRS. ELVIRA C. SEYMOUR age 67 of Elmira, RD 1 (Fisherville) Saturday June 8, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Delmar Osterhout. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Rena) Abel Sr. of Erin, Mrs. Shirley 9betty) Benson of Millerton; sons, Arthur Seymour Jr. of Elmira, RD a, Albert Seymour of Horseheads, Albert Seymour of Horseheads, Merritt Seymour and Frank Seymour, both of Odessa, Howard Seymour of Elmira; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Spearen of Bentley Cree; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/1974
FRANK J. SPRINGER, 69, of Big Flats. This morning, June 11, 1951. Survived by sister, Mrs. Lena Hobestein of Dunkirk, N.Y. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wesley Kehler. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1951
SQUIER Donald L.
Age 70, of Jacksonville, FL, died Fri., Feb. 1, 2008, while residing with his brother, Graham. He was born March 22, 1937 in Springville, PA, to the late Leo and Blanche (Byer-Livermore) Squier. He is survived by his brothers, Graham (Sylvia) Squier of Jacksonville, FL, Tony (Linda) Squier of Mena, AK, Milton Squier, over seas in the Middle East, nieces and nephews, Ken (Connie) Wilcox of Elmira, Leah (Tom) Goldbourn of Elmira, Chris Squier of Mena, AK, Colby (Bobbi) Squier of Williamsport, PA, Jeremy and Clinton Squier of SD, Anita (Randy) Crow of Jacksonville, FL, Gary (Lisa) Squier of Elmira; many grandnieces and nephews. Don was active in the Arlington Senior Center in Florida. He loved to crochet and knit afghans for his entire family. Don also enjoyed gardening and bicycling. He was a man who never met a stranger and was a friend to many. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Wed., Feb. 6, 2008, from 3-5:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburen officiating. Interment service will take place on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/5/2008 - 2/6/2008.
MR. LEO R. SQUIER age 57, at Sawdey Rd., Beaver Dams RD 2, Wednesday, September 17, 1969 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Covell. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Mrs. Blanche (Byer) Squier; sons, Donald and Milton, both at home, Graham, Horseheads, Alton, Beaver Dams RD 2; sisters, Mrs. Fay (Altha) Teel, Springville, PA, Mrs. Frank (Sophronia) Sever, Fairdale, Pa.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Squier was employed by the Motor Component Division of the Bendix Corp. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1969
LEMUEL S. STAFFORD, 78, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 1941, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Asa Mott, in Coryland, Pa. He leaves three brothers, Lewis of Binghamton, James of Los Angeles, Calif. and Elda of Wellsburg; a sister Jennie of Willard; two nieces, Mrs. Mott and Miss Mabel Stafford of Corning. The body is in Soper Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., where the funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate. Burial will be in Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/4/1941
HERMAN STAGE – The funeral of Herman Stage will be held Wednesday, March 26, 1930 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate. Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1930
STAMM Mary Patricia Keach
Age 87 formerly of Big Flats, NY died on Sunday July 8, 2012 at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Mary Patricia was born September 24, 1924 in Binghamton, NY the daughter of the late Paul L. and Marjorie Garrison Stamm. She married her husband, Merle R. Keach, on December 29, 1945 and he pre-deceased her on October 26, 2002 after 56 years of marriage. Mrs. Keach was also pre-deceased by her daughter Deborah A. Smith on July 4, 1996 and by her brothers William Stamm and Paul R. Stamm. Mrs. Keach was a retired Insurance Agent with Callahan & Hooey Insurance Agency in Corning, NY. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Keach is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Michael A. Keach of Big Flats, NY, Dennis P. & Mary Keach of Elmira, NY, and Neal R. & Linda Keach of Plattsburgh, NY; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Keach's Gravesite Funeral and Committal Services on Thursday July 12, 2012 at 1 PM in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The Rev. Jonathan B. Knight will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – July 9, 2012
JOAN MARIE STAMP daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stamp, West Thirteenth Street, Elmira Heights died Thursday, June 13, 1935. Besides her parents, the child is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Schlick of 261 Glenwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, where the funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Homer H. MacArthur will officiate. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette
STAMP –MRS. MADELINE CHURCHILL age 59 of 105 Harmon St., Sunday April 21, 1968. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. David Crandall. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by son, James E. Churchill of North Syracuse; sister, Mrs. Pauline (Stamp) Johns of Horseheads; brother, Raymond W. Stamp of Elmira; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Churchill was an employee of Remington Rand Office Machines, Division of Sperry-Rand Co. for 28 years. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1968
STAMP –MRS. MILDRED E. (URI) JENNINGS, 38 of 710 Reservoir Street died unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage at the family home early Friday evening. (Oct. 27, 1933) She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Elaine and Frances; three sons, Donald, Grover and Richard all at home; four brothers, Howard and Raymond Stamp of Elmira, Franklin of Annapolis, Md., and Robert of Elmira Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lathrop, Elmira and Mrs. Madeline Churchill, Elmira Heights. The body is in the Harrington funeral home and will be removed to the family home Sunday afternoon. The funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Willits will officiate. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/1933
STANTON –MRS. ELENOR E. LANE age 45, 3559 Yawger Road, Horseheads Monday, January 26, 1970. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Bruce P. Cummings. Burial at the convenience of the family. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by husband, Joseph Lane; son, Thomas H.; daughters, Miss Dorothy M. and Miss JoEllen Lane all at home; mother, Mrs. Dorothy Stanton of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Jean Crain of Erin, Mrs. Thomas VanZile of Lockwood; brothers, Harold Stanton of Lockwood, Monroe Stanton of Elmira, Ernest Stanton of Painted Post; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lane was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1970
Aaron O. "Butch" Stayer, 73, Big Flats, NY died Wednesday, November 22, 1995 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Mr. Stayer was born July 15, 1922 in Waterside, PA, the son of Charles and Mary Brumbaugh Stayer. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Navy. He retired from New York Telephone in 1983 after 38 years of service. He was very active in the Masonic Lodge. Among his survivors is his wife of 51 years, Louise Hartman Stayer; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth J. Stayer of Horseheads, NY, Ronald C. and Kathy Stayer of Lowman, NY; five grandchildren, including Michelle and Greg Jelliff of Columbia Cross Roads; great-grandson, Andrew Jelliff. Funeral services were held November 26 at the Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads with the Rev. E. Gene Callihan officiating and interment to be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY where full military honors were accorded. Contributions may be made to the Masonic Research Laboratory in Utica, NY. (TGR Thursday, November 30, 1995)
FRANK O. STEELE of East Corning died at the family home, Tuesday night, Aug. 30, 1938, after an illness of three years. He was born Mar. 12, 1857, a son of Aaron and Sarah Tuttle Steele. Mr. Steele married Hattie A. Breed, Feb. 21, 1884. He was a farmer and passed his life at Big Flats and East Corning. Mr. Steele was a trustee of the Big Flats Baptist Church and a member of the Big Flats Grange. He is survived by a son, Sidney and daughter, Miss Clara B. Steel; two grandchildren, Vivian and Roger Steele; a sister, Miss Julia Weaver and two nieces, Mrs. Lola Smithers and Miss Sarah Steele all of Elmira. The body is in the Stover Funeral Home, Corning and will be removed to the family home Thursday afternoon. Funeral Friday 2:30 p.m. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/31/1938
STEFFEN Miss Anna P. Age 98, of West Broad St., Horseheads, died on Thursday, February 23, 2006, at the 3rd floor, Skilled Nursing Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born July 27, 1907 in Corning, NY, to William C. and Anna (Borck) Steffen. Moving to Horseheads with her family in 1911, she attended a one-room school at West Junction and later attended Horseheads High School. While attending high school, Miss Steffen helped at Charles Brown Ice Cream Parlor and later worked at the Bon Ton Tea Room in Elmira, and also at Roy's Dairy in Horseheads. After completing a training course at Cornell University, she took over the duties of supervisor in the Chemung County Dairy Herd Improvement Program, where she stayed for 16 years. For 25 years, Anna served as Secretary for the Horseheads Village Zoning Board of Appeals and was active with the Chemung County Farm Bureau, Chemung County Holstein Club, and the Sarah Breese Republican Women's Club where she served as President. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, AARP Chapter 276, R.S.V.P., Horseheads Historical Society, and the Elmira Heights Historical Society. Her surviving family includes her nephews, along with several grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Katharine W. Carpenter in 2002, Martha Saunders in 1990, Edith L. Bailey in 1953, and Dorothea A. Solometo in 1972; brothers, Dr. Rudolph J. Steffen in 1995, Frederick Steffen in 1992, and William A. Steffen in 1967. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, February 26, 2006, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Her funeral service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. William Lutz officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY, on Monday at the convenience of her family. Special thanks to the many friends and caregivers to include the nurses at St. Joseph's Hospital 3rd floor, including Debbie W. and Penny, Sr. Marie Michael, Dr. Roberto Mauri and his staff including, Stephanie Bush and the circle of caregivers, "her Girls," who cared for Anna while she was home. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901, or the 3rd floor Skilled Nursing Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901.
STEFFEN –MRS. DOROTHEA (A.) SOLOMETO age 76, of 509 Hickery Grove Road, Horseheads, Friday, August 25, 1972 after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Edward R. McCracken. Burial at the convenience of the family in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Marjorie) Langert of Horseheads; sons, Karl of Elmira and William of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Anson (Martha) Saunders of Bonita Springs, Florida, Mrs. Katherine Carpenter of Horseheads, Miss Ann Steffen of Horseheads; brothers, Dr. Rudolph Steffen of Horseheads, F. A. Steffen of Horseheads; several grandchildren. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/27/1972
WILLIAM A. STEFFEN age 74, of RD Millport, Sunday, Dec. 17, 1967. Friends may call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls. Calling hours: Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. William Dodd. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Schuyler County Cancer Society. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Barrett of Montour Falls; son, Herbert C. Steffen of Williamsville, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. J. Anson Saunders of Bonita Springs, Fla., Mrs. Dorothea Solomento of Horseheads; brothers, Dr. Rudolph J. Steffen, Frederick A. Steffen both of Horseheads; five grandchildren. Mr. Steffen was a member of the Olive Branch Grange of Moreland; member of the Old Oak Lodge NO. 253 F&AM of Millport. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1967
WILLIAM C. STEFFEN, 81, of Sing Sing Rd., Town of Horseheads, Saturday, Feb. 28, 1948. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Edith L. Smith of Horseheads, Mrs. Dorothea Solomento of Elmira, Mrs. J. Anderson Saunders of Horseheads, Mrs. Howard Carpenter of Horseheads, Miss Anna Steffen at home; sons, William of Millport, Rudolph and Frederick of Horseheads; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. The body will be removed from Gustin Funeral Home, Horseheads this afternoon to family home. Funeral Tuesday, 2p.m. Rev. Paul P. Frohne. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1948
STEPHENSON –MRS. MARY H. SCUDDER age 66 of 4324 Hibbard Road, Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, July 8, 1981. Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Gr. Central Ave., Horseheads, NY Friday 2 to4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Saturday at 11 a.m. Her Pastor, the Rev. Otto D. MaKinster, officiating. Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Regina Wade Scudder of Tyler, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Russell Williamson of Pine Valley, NY, Alice and Erwin Williamson of Rochester, NY; grandsons, Justin Neil Williamson of Rochester, NY, Kenneth Bruce Scudder of Tyler, TX, Brian Keith Williamson of Pine Valley, NY; brothers, George Stephenson of Nacogdoches, TX, Joseph Stephenson of Camden, NY; sisters, Mrs. Alice Nolan of Old Forge, NY, Mrs. Ruth Van Ry, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn and Mrs. Carol Fanning, all of Camden, NY, Mrs. Helen DeLuca of Sharon Springs, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Scudder was a member of the Catlin United Methodist Church and a member of the Veteran Grange. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1981
STERMER –MRS. ANNA M. STERMER GOOD, 65 of 85 E. Market St., Corning, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1958. She was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works; widow of Clarence Good, member of Grace Methodist Church, Corning. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Eloise Selanni and Mrs. Kathryn Reynolds, both of Corning; son, Ralph of Caton; brothers, Stanley Stermer of Tioga, Pa., Roy Stermer of Westfield, Pa., John Stermer of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Milford Dates of Corning. Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Arthur C. Behme. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1958
STEWART –DORIS I. (STEWART) CASPER age 83 of Southport Towers, Elmira, N.Y. Wednesday, May 11, 1983. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Rundall officiating. Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family. She is survived by daughter & son-in-law, Jean & John Ellison of Elmira; sons & daughters in law, Tracy & Florence Stewart of Elmira, Robert & Minnie Stewart of Huntington Beach, Cal., Jackson & Lulu Stewart of Tustin, Cal.; sister, Vivian Ripley of Pine City; 13 grandchildren/ 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/12/1983
STEWART Dorothy Mae Stewart Leljedal
81, beloved wife of Jack P. Leljedal formerly of Mechanic Street, Towanda, Pa., died
Tuesday evening, August 17, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Dorothy was born in East Orange, N.J., on April 12, 1929, the daughter of the late George F. Stewart Sr. and Winifred Meehan Stewart. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1946 and the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York City. In early years, Dorothy was employed by the former David Wilmot Hotel in Towanda. Dorothy was a devoted communicant of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Towanda where she served as a Eucharistic Minister since Oct. 4, 1981, and as a former president of the Altar & Rosary Society. She enjoyed attending Mass daily and following Mass would join with friends for coffee. Dorothy was an active volunteer in her church with cleaning preparations and assisting in many church social events. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Bradford County Manor and served as Judge of Elections in Towanda Borough's Second Ward for many years. Dorothy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends for her love for God and family and for her kind and gracious personality. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Jack P. Leljedal, whom she married on March 31, 1951 at SS Peter & Paul Church; her children, Mary Lou Moran and her husband James of Dallas, Pa., John S. Leljedal and his wife Patricia of Towanda, Richard A. Leljedal and Becky of Towanda, Leonard F. Leljedal and his wife Sandy of Forest Hill, Md., Ronald J. Leljedal and his wife Shelia of Towanda; grandchildren, James Moran and his wife Adrienne, Jennifer Kerper and her husband Mark, Brian Leljedal, Lauren Leljedal, Shannon Clark and her husband Kevin, Sarah Adams and her husband Justin, Katie Leljedal, Beth Leljedal, Matthew Leljedal, Joseph Leljedal, Daniel Leljedal, Lindsey Leljedal and Kristin Leljedal; great-grandchildren, Jack Moran, Estella Mae Kerper, Owen Clark, Landon Clark and Ellie Adams; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George F. Stewart Jr.; and by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, Aug. 21, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church,Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Dorothy's memory.- Towanda Daily Review, August 19, 2010
STEWART –MRS. ELVA STEWART, 47, of 935 Hulett Ave., Horseheads, formerly of Johnsonburg, Pa., Friday, July 29, 1955. She was a member of Johnsonburg Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert Young of Johnsonburg, Mrs. Stanley Kravee of Horseheads; mother, Mrs. Lillian Stewart and brothers, Paul and William Stewart, all of Johnsonburg. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call this evening from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Alfred P. Coman. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/30/1955
FRED STEWART, 84, of Lockwood RD 1, Tuesday morning, July 12, 1949 at the Tioga County General Hospital, Waverly. He had been a resident of the Town of Barton for 35 years. Survived by son, Archie Stewart of Lowman; daughter, Mrs. Frances Williams of Ithaca; brother, John Stewart of Painted Post; sister, Mrs. Frances Phelps of Ovid; seven grandchildren, 12great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly, where funeral will be held Thursday, 1 p.m. (DST). The Rev. Wilton J. Dubrick. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/13/1949
STINSON –THERESA ANN ‘SUE’ (STINSON) HATCH passed away quietly at home. She was born August 18, 1952 to Abel and Marian (Travis) Stinson in Bath, NY. She grew up in the Bradford/Savona area and graduated from Bradford Central School in 1970. Theresa married Richard P. Hatch in 1971 and they resided in the Corning area until his death in 1990. She moved to North Carolina in 1994 and returned to the Corning area where she lived with her four-legged friends, Crackers and Keycat. She was employed by various convenient stores until her disability in 2007. She is survived by very close friends, Vicci and Walter Gilbert and their family; brothers, William (Cathy) Walters of Campbell, NY, Robert (Lisa) Stinson, and Paul Stinson of Bradford, NY; sisters, Sharon Walters, Ellen (Herb) VanLuvanee, and Barbara (Rodney) Bulkley of Campbell, NY, Deborah Stinson of Penn Yan, NY, Michael Taylor of Georgia, Janett (David) Mendez of Bradford, NY; and several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard in 1990; son, Christopher James in 1987; brother, John in 1985; her parents, Bob and Marian Stinson; maternal grandparents, Wright and Helen Travis; and paternal grandparents, Leonard and Elouise Hough. At Theresa's request, there will be no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Donations may be made in her memory to your local Humane Society. Theresa's family has entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/10/2014
STOLL - CULBERSON, June S., 78, of 21 Sunnydale Circle, Horseheads, NY, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, March 31, at home. Born in Niles, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and the late Clara (Engelhardt) Stoll. June was a high school graduate. On July 21, 1951, she married the love of her life, Dale in St. Paul's Church in Salem, Ohio. She was a homemaker who always had time for her family and friends. June loved being with her family, cross stitching, gardening, bird watching, traveling, and loved watching wildlife. She was a member of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Volunteers. June is survived by one daughter, Robbie (James) Buntaine of Rochester, NY; and one son, James Culberson of Auckland, New Zealand; grandchildren, Adam, Kevin, and Mark Buntaine of Rochester, and Danielle and Benjamin Culberson of Auckland, New Zealand. June also had many loving friends. June was predeceased by her husband, Dale in 2001. A Memorial Service will be held at Mount Savior Monastery in Pine City on Saturday, March 5th, at 2:45 p.m. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York, One Grove Street, Suite 202, Pittsford, NY 14534.
RALPH E. STONEMETZ age 87 of 1226 Grand Central Ave., Elmira, Thursday, April 18, 1985. Friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service immediately following at 9 pm, the Rev. Leon B. Fraser officiating. Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hazzard of Elmira; granddaughter, Sharon Marie Marble of Elmira; 2 great-granddaughter; sister, Helen Zoda of Niagara Falls; nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moore of Skyland, NC. He was a member of the New Covenant Church, Big Flats; retired maintenance supervisor for the Bath and Chicago Veterans Hospital. He was a charter-life member of Disabled American Veterans, Jack Swan Division, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/1985
STONIER William Henry III "Stonie"
Age 51 of Peachtree City, Georgia formerly of Big Flats, NY died on August 4, 2011. Mr. Stonier was a proud member of The United States Marine Corps and later serving in Operation Desert Storm with The U.S Army Reserves with 16 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, and son who was dedicated to his family and believed in living life to the fullest. Hank was pre-deceased by his father William Henry Stonier II in 1983 and by his brother Lewis Stonier in 2003. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Henriette M. Stonier; daughter: Marguerite Stonier; son: William Henry Stonier IV; mother: Esther Stonier of Big Flats, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Cindy & David Adams of Campbell, NY and Linda & George Stafford of Smithfield, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law: Lynn & Sabine Stonier of Savona, NY and Donald & Lynn Stonier of Big Flats, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Mr. Stonier will be laid to rest in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY on Saturday August 27, 2011 at 12 Noon where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Stonier. His cousin the Rev. David Smith will officiate. Local Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – August 24, 2011
MISS ALICE B. STORMS, 83 of Elmira, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1958. She was a retired school teacher. Survived by niece, Mrs. Russell Dibble of Elmira; nephew, Erving Whitmarsh of Elmira. Body at Kalec Funeral Home. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John F. Stearns. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/12/1958
STORMS –MRS. ANNA M. SHAW, 56, a native of Elmira, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 27, 1936 at Williamsville, N.Y. following several months illness. Mrs. Shaw was born June 6, 1879, the daughter of Albert and Margaret Storms, and married Harris Shaw in Niagara Falls, N.Y. 33 years ago. They resided in Buffalo 23 years before removing to Williamsville. She was a member of Naomi OES Chapter at Buffalo. Surviving are her husband; a sister, Mrs. Ella Markell of Big Flats and a brother, Charles Storms of Catlin. The body was removed to the Stover funeral home here and will be taken to the Markell home at Big Flats Wednesday for private services Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lillian Chapman of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/1936
CHARLES A. STORMS age 80 of Horseheads RD 1, Thursday, Jan. 26, 1967. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk Lynch Funeral Home, Friday7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Price. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Storms, daughter, Mrs. Arthur Austin of Horseheads RD 1; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1967
STORMS –ELIZABETH S. (STORMS) CRUXTON age 74 of 2807 Hammond Street, Big Flats, Saturday, April 24, 1982 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA after an extended illness. At her request there will be no calling hours. Funeral service will be held at Hills Funeral Home, Main Street, Big Flats, Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edward W. Conklin, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Athens, PA officiating. Interment in Rural Home, Big Flats. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Lord of Ft. Wayne, IN, Margaret Storms of Elmira; one brother, Leo Storms of Big Flats; close friend, Leo McNamara of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mrs. Roy Ford of Wellsboro, PA; four nephews, John M. Storms of Chappaqua, NY, Dwight R. Storms of Simi, CA, Charles Lord of Ft. Wayne, IN and Junior Lord of Chelby, OH. She was born January 6, 1908 in Big Flats the daughter of Charles and Henrietta VanOrder Storms. She was employed by Smithome Farms of Big Flats for 30 years. She was a member of the Big Flats Historical Society. In lieu of flowers friends who desire may send contributions to Steele Memorial Library, 1 Library Plaza, Elmira, NY or charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1982
STORMS –MRS. ELLA STORMS MARKELL, 86 of Olcott Rd., Big Flats Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1958. She was a member of the Big Flats Methodist Church. Survived by sons, Claude S. and James A., both of Big Flats; brother, Charles Storms of Catlin; eight grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul J. H. Zelinka. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1958
MARGARET L. STORMS age 84, of 124 E. Chemung Pl., Elmira, Sunday, September 29, 1985 at home. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 1985 at 2 pm at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating. Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Lawrence Lord of Fort Wayne, IN; 1 brother, Leo Storms of Big Flats; 1 sister-in-law, Mrs. Roy Ford of Wellsboro, PA; 4 nephews, John M. Storms of Chappaqua, NY, Dwight R. Storms of Simi, CA, Charles Lord of Fort Wayne, IN and Junior Lord of Chelby, OH. She was born May 5, 1901 in Big Flats the daughter of Charles A. and Henrietta VanOrder Storms. She was retired from the Remington Rand Co. of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/1/1985
THOMAS E. STORMS age 85 of 204 Hemlock, St., Horseheads, Saturday, March 28, 1964. He was a retired carpenter. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Cortland R. Bryant. Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Heights 3/30/1964
LOIS M. STOVER of 320 E. Second St., Corning, Sunday, May 29, 1966. Friends may call at Beilby Funeral Home, Corning, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. W. Wilmer, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Annie R. Bonham and Mrs. Elizabeth Culligan both of Corning, several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1966
S. JOHN STOVER SR. age 79 of 329 E. Second St., Corning Sunday, Sept. 29, 1963. He was the owner of Stover Funeral Home, Corning; a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Corning. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lois Lindsley Stover; daughter, Mrs. Terry E. Hiltunen of New Haven, Conn.; son, S. John Stover Jr. of Corning; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral in First Presbyterian Church, Corning, Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. W. W. Whitmer. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963
STRIAL DOROTHY M. WILLIAMS
Dorothy M. Age 95, formerly of 3041 Lake Rd., Elmira, NY, died peacefully Friday, August 11, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing in Elmira. Dorothy was born in Hyndsville, NY, daughter of the late Byron and Grace (Lott) Strial. Dorothy was employed as a clerk for American Drycleaners in Horseheads, NY, for many years and was a member of the Elmira Christian Center. She will always be remembered as a kind and gentle lady, in which she will be sadly missed by those that knew her. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1989. Survivors include her brother-in-law, James (Genevieve) Williams of Bedford, NH; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service to be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at 10 a.m. in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY, with Deacon George Welch officiating.
STUART –DORA B. MERRILL, 70, 135 W. 16th St., Elmira Heights at 412 Herrick St., Wednesday, May 12, 1943 at 4:35 a.m. Survivors; son, Orlo S. of Elmira Heights; daughter, Elsie Monroe of Buffal0o; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, John W. Stuart of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Fred A. Wescott of the Heights. Body was a the Oakwood Funeral Chapel and this afternoon was taken to the son’s home on W. 16th St., where a private prayer service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., funeral service at the Oakwood Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. L. D. Bell. Rural Home Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/12/1943
WILLIAM R. (SOAPY) SULLIVAN age 73, of Level Acres Dr., Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, July 8, 1987. Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home, Monday at 8:115 am., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am., in St. Patrick’s Church. Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Judd C. and Marcia Sullivan Sr. of Horseheads, NY, James D. and Glenda Sullivan of Savannah, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia S. and William Keffer of Richmond, VA; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Sullivan was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, member of the Elmira BPOE Lodge #62 and a retired employee of Concord Hotel in Monticello, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1987
ORVAL O. SWAIN age 56, of 378 Baty St., Sunday, January 26, 1969. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Robert A. DeLorme. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Survived by; wife, Florence; sons, Loyd of Buffalo, Kenneth of Dallas, Tex.; daughters, Mrs. David (Imogene) Allen of Rochester, Miss Frances Swain at home; mother, Mrs. Alma Swain of Fort Worth, Texas; brothers, Marvin at Oklahoma, Silas of Texas; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Violet) Stone of Fort Worth, Mrs. Paul (Christina) Johnson of Odessa, Mrs. Tommy (Dempsey) Harris of Hurst, Texas; five grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1969
SWARTOUT Floyd E.
Age 72 of 308 Camden Ave. Horseheads; Thursday, September 10, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira following an extended illness. It was Floyd’s wish that there were to be no Services. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats. Memorial Donations may be made in his name to 3C at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Jane; 2 sons, John Swartout of Bossier City, LA & Thomas Swartout of Erin; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. He was born September 8, 1920 in Elmira the son of John & Harriet Weaver Swartout. He married the former Jane Ostrander on Dec. 22, 1940 in Big Flats. Floyd was formerly employed by Agway Inc. in Big Flats retiring in 1982 after 26 ½ years of service. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
STANLEY O. SWARTOUT, 44, of Horseheads, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1961 in Elmira. He was employed by Elmira Pattern and Foundry and was an avid outdoorsman, especially hunting, fishing and four-wheeling. Stanley is survived by: his wife, Nancy; sons, Christopher, Joshua and Justin Swarthout, all of Horseheads; mother and stepfather, Wanita and Robert Plate of Sayre; sister and brother-in-law, Shelley and Rocky Porter of Elmira Heights; mother-in-law, Eleanor Harris of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Ellen Trafzer of Apalachin, N.Y., Barb (Terry) Teeter of Elmira and Cindy (Russell Jr.) Jordan of Waverly; brother-in-law, Michael Harris of Rome, Pa.; close friends, Tracey Martin, Robert Green, Carolyn Scheepsma and Robert and Diane Messina; and father, Duane Swarthout of Owego. He was predeceased by: his sister, Pamela Stanton; father-in-law, Robert Harris; and best friend, Joseph Schichtel Jr. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, May 11 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, May 12 from 10-11 a.m. at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats, N.Y. A funeral service will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Rural Home Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the American Lung Association of Western New York, 766 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203-1199. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review May 10, 2005.
CLARINDA RUTH SWEENEY, four months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Sweeney, 612 Tuttle Ave., Horseheads. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1943 at 12:50 p.m. Survived by parents, brother, Harold F.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Peterson and Mrs. James Sweeney all of Horseheads. The body is at Davis Funeral Home. Funeral notice later. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/1943 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)
MICHAEL JOHN SWEET, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald James Sweet of Big Flats, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, 1949. Survived by parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Murray of Big Flats, Mr. and Mrs. John Sweet of Elmira. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/31/1949
SWEET –MRS. WILLIAM SWARTZEL. Mrs. Edith Sweet Swartzel, a former resident of Elmira died this morning (March 1, 1932) at 4:20 o’clock at the family home in Scranton, Pa. after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, William Swartzel; two sons, Robert and Ralph at home; two sisters, Mrs. George Marcy of Elmira Heights, Mrs. John Sears of Sullivanville. Funeral notice later. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1932 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)
THEODORE T. SWEITZER Unconscious When Found. Sudden Death of Theodore T. Sweitzer of Big Flats. Theodore T. Sweitzer, a well known resident of this village was found unconscious in his bed in the Buena Vista Hotel here this morning (March 22) and although medical attention was given him he died soon after. Dr. E. H. Wakelee and Dr. Davis were called and are of the opinion that kidney trouble was the cause of death. The deceased was the only son of Mrs. Enos Smith. He was born near Kankakee, Ill., and was twenty-three years of age. He came to this village a few years ago where he has since resided. He was a member of the Big Flats hand and had a wide circle of friends here. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The pastor, Rev. T. Kerr will officiate, assisted by Rev. C. E. Fegles of the M. E. Church. The band will attend the funeral in a body and furnish music. (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, no date of death on listing (? Switzer, Theodore T.) –Elmira Gazette 3/22/1921
LOUIS A. SYDNEY age 41 of 49 Sycamore Road, Havertown, Pa., Wednesday, May 7, 1975. No prior calling hours. Private funeral and committal services. Rev. Jay Edward Sale officiating. Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at convenience of the family. Survived by wife, Lois; daughter, Carol Anne; sons Steven H. and Paul F. Sydney, all at home; mother, Mrs. Ethel Sydney of Wellsburg; brother, Milton Sydney, also of Wellsburg; uncle, George Sydney of Livonia, N.Y.; aunt, Mrs. Nettie Denton of Elmira; also several cousins. Mr. Sydney was a member of Lansdowne Presbyterian Church, Lansdowne, Pa. He was employed at the Internal Revenue Service as a consulting engineer and a former member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. He was also a graduate of Bucknell University and attended Elmira College. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/12/1975