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The oldest family members for whom I have obituaries:
Barbara [William Horace, George Horace, Horace Dudley, Jonathan, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Isaac, John, John] of Warren, Knox County, Maine, died on Dec. 13, 2003, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., after a long illness. She was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Pittsburgh and raised in Bethel Park, Pa. She was a graduate of Goucher College in Towson, Md., and the Breadloaf School of Middlebury, Vt. After teaching several years in Orange, N.J., she joined the faculty of Roland Park Country Day School in Towson as an English teacher. She later became an editor at the Johns Hopkins Press in Baltimore. Barbara moved to Maine in 1976, working as a human resources director for National Sea Products in Rockland, and later for Kirschner Products in Augusta, where she retired in October 2003. Barbara is survived by sisters Mary P. Carter of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., Margaret P. Watson of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., and Patricia Parmelee of Glen Cove, Nassau County, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and her good friend, Mary McKeever of Warren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mid Coast Audubon Society, P.O. Box 862, Rockland ME 04841; or Georges River Land Trust, 328 Main St., Studio 305, Rockland ME 04841.
Benjamin [Hillis Clifford, Watson Bentley, Charles W., Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], an electronics technician, died July 21, 2003, at a Denver area hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1939.
"Susie," wife of George William Parmelee [Boyd Robert, George Henry, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, died Sept. 13, 2003, at the home of her caregiver, Mary Lou Wohlwend. Susie was born Aug. 23, 1942, and was married to George on March 6, 1962, at Wadsworth. She is survived by her husband; mother Edna Beyer; sisters Charlene Beyer of Titusville, Brevard County, Fla., and Cindy Pelfrey of Wadsworth; brother Rod of Wadsworth. She was preceded in death by son Brian V. in 1998, and brother Ron. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Wadsworth. Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 520 S. Main St. 2501, Akron OH 44311.
David [Daniel A., David H., Silas, Augustus, Truman, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], of Chicago, Cook County, Ill, died March 5, 2003. He was born Jan. 7, 1923, the son of Daniel A. and Mary M. (Tye) Parmley. He was the twin of Daniel Alfred, who died in 2005. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn (Mayer); brother Daniel A.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings Lucille and Marion.
Butch [Emmert Orval Trimble, John Reed, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a former AT&T employee and Korean War Navy veteran, died March 26, 2003, at Kaiser Medical Center in Vallejo, Solano County, Calif. He was born Jan. 15, 1938, the son of Emmert and Violet M. (Hankins) Parmley, in Butterfield, Barry County, Mo. Butch was a computer programmer at AT&T, where he retired after 30 years. He spent a decade with Home Depot in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, Calif., and Pleasanton, Alameda County, Calif., and lived the past 10 years in Vallejo. In addition to his wife of 43 years, Barbara J., he is survived by sons Michael and Dan; daughter Jaulene Mifflin; brother Jess; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by brothers Emmert "Jess" and Gerald "Windy"; and sister Johynee. Contributions may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Arrangements were handled by the Pittsburg Funeral Chapel.
Pat, wife of William "Bootie" Hoyt Parmelee [Luther Jacob, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Aug. 2, 2003, at Hospice Care Center in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. She was born about 1924 and married William on Dec. 28, 1945. Among her survivors are her husband; daughters Jody Meager of Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, Calif., and Susan Thomas of Perry, Lake County, Ohio; and three grandchildren. William died in 2004.
Ellen [Albert Earl, Albert Seward, Stephen Asa, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John], of Clarksville, Clark County, Ind., formerly of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill, died March 5, 2003, at Westminster Village Health Care in Clarksville. Ellen was born Aug. 19, 1905, in Britton, Marshall County, S.D., the daughter of Albert Earl and Florence (Richardson) Palmerlee. She and Frederick Herr Jones were married June 8, 1934, at the University of Chicago chapel. She was a schoolteacher and case worker for the Cook County, Ill, child welfare system. Surviving are son Frederick "Rick" Jones III, of Charlestown, Ind.; five grand and six great-grandchildren. Her ashes were placed next to her husband's in Bloomington.
Ethel, the dining room supervisor at Connecticut Valley Hospital for many years and widow of Howard Francis Parmelee [Charles C., Charles N., William, Noah, Eliphuz, Joel, John, John], died April 7, 2003, at Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., at the age of 100. She was born April 14, 1902, the daughter of Harry G. and Mary Amelia (Schee) Martin, in Barry, Pike County, Ill. She married George E. Linderme in 1924; he died in 1948. She and Howard were married in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., in 1961. Among her survivors are son Ernest Linderme of Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn.; daughter Roberta Borden of Bradford Woods, Allegheny County, Pa.; stepson Howard Parmelee Jr.; stepdaughter Rita Violissi of Portland, Middlesex County, Conn.; and five grand- and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by stepdaughter Shirley Murray. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Middletown. Biega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Assn., Southern Connecticut Chapter, 2911 Dixwell Ave. #104, Hamden CT 06518.
Ethel [John, Asbury, --?--] of Carteret, Carteret County, N.C., died Jan. 17, 2003, at Carteret General Hospital. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Carteret County to John and --- Parmley, and was a graduate of W.S. King School in Morehead City. She was a lifelong member of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church and served as a mother of the church. She is survived by sons Marcus Moore of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., and Ricky Moore of Newport, Carteret County, N.C; stepson Gerald Carter of Havelock. Craven County, N.C.; daughter LaToya Moore of Newport; brothers Isaac, William, Richard and Thomas, all of Newport, James of New Bern, Craven County, N.C., John of Oriental, Pamlico County, N.C., George of Philadelphia, Pa., and Dale Bell and Michael Bell of Washington, D.C.; sisters Helen (Parmley) Harrison, N.C., and Doris (Parmley) Akins of Newport, Gwendolyn Bell, Harriett Bell and Susan Bell, all of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with Pastor G. Otis Green officiating. Burial was at Newport Community Cemetery in Newport, Carteret County, N.C. Oscar's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn [Joseph Ephraim, James Ephraim, Ephraim, Garner "John" J., Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a secretary and clerk for the New Madrid County, Mo., Assessor's Office for 31 years, died March 18, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Scott County, Mo. She was born March 18, 1908, in Morehouse, New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of Joseph Ephraim and Bessie (Middleton) Parmley Jr. On Sept. 29, 1927, in Bloomfield, She and Richard Ralph "Little Doc" Price were married Sept. 29, 1927, at Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Mo.,; he died in 1977. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Evelyn is survived by sister Leatrice Skarpa of Seal Beach, Orange County, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Gale, James, Garnett and Joseph; and sisters Reyth Scott, Mercedes Merrick, Vivian Beard, Mary Frances Parmley and Hilda Barnhill. The Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Sikeston City Cemetery.
George [George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., died Jan. 10, 2003, at the Saybrook Convalescent Home in Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn. He was born Dec. 11, 1904, the son of George Wilson and Delphine (Clark) Parmelee. He was married to Mildred E. Foss on July 16, 1929. Mildred died in 1996.
Heather, a medical office assistant and former resident of Miramar, Dade County, Fla., died March 31, 2003. She was born June 10, 1966, at Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., the daughter of John and Diane (Tworsky) Sittley, and was married to Roy Albert Parmelee [Roy Albert, Roy Albert, Percy Albert, Charles A., Parin "Payne," Elihu, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] in 1994. Surviving are children Kyle and Kayla Spivey of South Carolina; her parents; and siblings John Sittley and Lanie Liberman. Services were at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C.
Howie [Oren Charles, Howard H., Charles, Susannah, Erastus K., Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], an employee for 22 years with Fisher Body Division of General Motors, died Dec. 20, 2003, of injuries sustained in an apparent hanging attempt at the Manistee County (Mich.) Jail, according to Sheriff Dale Kowalkowski. Howie was taken to West Shore Medical Center in Manistee after being found with unresponsive in his cell Dec. 17, and two corrections officers had performed CPR. Howard was born Nov. 9, 1960, in Lansing, Ingram County, Mich., the son of Oren and Janice Parmelee, and moved to Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., in 1998. He and Kelley Kerutis were married Nov. 6, 1999. He'd spent the last two years working for Yoplait USA. He is survived by his wife, Kelley, and her three children, Brandon, Alex and Heather, all of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich.; his parents of Holt, Ingham County, Mich.; brothers Charles of Leslie, Ingham County, Mich., and Scott of Pompeii, Gratiot County, Mich.; and sister Laurie Leavitt of Onondaga, Ingham County, Mich. Burial was at Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Osceola County, Mich. The Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.
Irene, widow of Melvin E. Parmeley [unplaced], of Caseyville, St. Clair County, Ill., died Nov. 27, 2003, at Caseyville Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Irene was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by son Melvin R. and three half-brothers, Clarence, Milton and Earl Jones. Surviving are sons, Dennis of Caseyville, Kenneth of Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, Ill., and Gerald of Caseyville, and four grandchildren. Burial was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Assn. or the Heart Assn. Herr Funeral Home of Caseyville was in charge of arrangements.
James [James A., Ralph, James Alvis, Thomas J., Samuel, Samuel, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died April 14, 2003, at his home in Michie, McNairy County, Tenn. He was born Nov. 26, 1943, the son of James and Edna Gladys Parmely. He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. He leaves brother Clifford of Michie; and sisters Mary Ruth McAfee of Michie, Judy Gail Patterson of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., Linda Jane Phillips of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala., and Loretta P. Reid of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Burial was at Michie's Lorraine Cemetery. The Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer was in charge of arrangements. (Note: I marked this photo James but I'm not sure it's this man; please let me know either way.)
John [unplaced], of Conway, Horry County, S.C., died Aug. 14, 2003, at Prince George's Nursing Facility in Georgetown, Horry County, S.C. He was born May 12, 1961. John was the nephew of Joseph ''Junior'' Richardson. His funeral was at Mount Calvary No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church and burial followed in the church cemetery. McKiever Funeral Home in Conway handled arrangements.
Judi [unplaced], of Edmonds, Snohomish County, Wash., died April 13, 2003, at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born March 13, 1945.
Leah, wife of Stanley Ervin Parmely [Archie Ervin, Eugene A., William Tilford, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Six Lakes, Montcalm County, Mich., died Sept. 20, 2003, at Kelsey Memorial Health Center in Lakeview, Montcalm County, Mich. Leah was a farmer and worked at Hitachi from 1973-91. Leah was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Shepherd, Isabella County, Mich., to Charlie and Grace (Molloy) Shattuck and was a 1945 graduate of Shepherd High School. She married Clarence Royal Bellinger in Shepherd on June 22, 1946; he died June 14, 1988. She married Stanley on April 7, 1996, in Lakeview. Leah loved knitting, making afghans, cooking, baking, farming, going to the fair and driving a truck. Leah was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Lakeview, the Moose Lodge Auxiliary in St. Louis and the Deerfield Grange in Morley. In addition to her husband, she is survived by son Stanley Bellinger of Six Lakes, daughter Sharon Gould of Six Lakes; sister Leon Benson of Morley; 11 grand- and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 16 brothers and sisters. Burial was in Union Cemetery, at Blanchard, Isabella County, Mich. Six Lakes' Brigham Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret, wife of Robert Latham Parmelee [Albert, Alva A., Henry W., Ezriah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo., died Sept. 9, 2003. Survived by her husband; daughters Carolyn Lawrence and Janice Delarue; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A service was held at Olinger Crown Hill Tower of Memories Chapel. Contributions may be made to St. Philip & St. James Episcopal Church, 2797 Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80236.
Marion, widow of Norman Frederick Parmelee [Frederick Watson, Walter "Scott" Scott, Charles W., Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John] and a long-time resident of Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass., died Oct. 3, 2003, at Holyoke Hospital in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. She was a sales clerk at King's Department Store for 11 years, retiring in 1982. Marion was born Feb. 28, 1920, the daughter of James and Nettie (Blair) Rogers, in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., and was a 1938 graduate of Cathedral High School. She moved to Chicopee in 1946 and was a longtime communicant of Willimansett St. Mary's Church. Among her survivors are son Michael of Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H.; daughters Lois A. Luczai of North Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vt., Linda M. Carmichael of Waltham, Middlesex County, Mass., and Janice M. Parmelee of Chicopeee with whom she lived; brother James A. Rogers of Sebastian, Indian River County, Fla.; and four grand- and three-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Norman in 1992, and sister Janet V. Moreau. Burial was at St. Rose Cemetery in Aldenville. The Arthur J. Brunelle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield MA 01104.
Marion [Lyman Malcolm, Francis "Frank" A., Ashley, Asaph, Gilbert, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a long-time community activist, died Dec. 14, 2003, in San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Calif., of complications from a Nov. 8 auto accident. She was born Oct. 31, 1912, the daughter of Lyman and Ruth Ingrid Johanna (Ekstrom) Parmelee, in Norwood, Kent County, R.I. "In the prime of my life" might not apply to most people in their 90s, but at the time of her death, Marion was as involved as ever in her religious, political, community and charitable activities and causes: women's equality, racial equality, economic justice, healthcare for all, freedom from hunger and freedom from imperialism. She was president of her chapter of the League of Women Voters. She marched with the United Farm Workers, managed an electoral campaign and was a long-time supporter of the United Nations. Her community work was also strongly rooted in her Christian faith. She served as president of the Greater Peninsula and San Pedro Council of Churches and the South Coast Ecumenical Council, receiving many honors for her service. In the 1980s she became an active member of the 1st Congregational Church of Long Beach. Among her survivors are Harry Morgan, her husband of 58 years, sons Michael and Robert; and granddaughters Annika and Julia Morgan. Memorial contributions to causes she believed in would be appreciated: UNICEF, Health Care of All-California or Harbor Interfaith Services.
Jane [Maurice Edward, Oliver Clark, James Edward, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for many years, died July 9, 2003, at her home in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. She was born Oct. 23, 1932, the daughter of Maurice and Grace (Eilerman) Parmely, in Lowell, Ind. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and received a Bachelor of Science in home economics at Purdue University in 1954. She taught Sunday school for many years at Methodist churches in Mooresville and Madison, Ind., and was a member of North United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa, the Bay View Literary Society, AAUW and a past president of the North United Methodist Women. Jane also served as a board member of the Madison Girls' Club, was an avid reader and enjoyed quilting. In addition to husband Seth "Bill" Shields, she is survived by sons Richard of Ottawa, Ill., and Stuart of Madison; daughter Peggy Sommer of Madison; brother Paul Parmely of Green Bay, Wis.; sister Marilyn Selk of El Paso, Texas; and five grandchildren. A brother, Lt. Miles Edward Parmely, preceded her in death. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ruth Lilly Hospice of Clarian.
Mildred, wife of Richard Leroy Parmley [Charles France, Robert James, George Washington, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Kansas City, Mo., died April 7, 2003, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1923, and preceded in death by son William. Burial was at Kansas City's Forest Hill Cemetery.
Nancy [Arthur Hawley, Joseph Elliott, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], a 16-year resident of North San Diego County, Calif., died June 6, 2003, in a convalescent hospital in Escondido after a short illness. She had been living in retirement apartments in San Marcos and Escondido for 16 years. She was born Dec. 4, 1913, the daughter of Dr. Arthur Hawley and Ruth Frances (Brown) Parmelee. Nancy lived in the Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest until 1939, when she moved to New York City. There, she met Edward Middleton and they were married in 1943. When his military service ended in 1945, they moved to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. After her divorce in 1950, she became a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching social studies and English at Mark Twain Junior High School for the first eight years of her career. She took a yearlong sabbatical in 1958 and journeyed with her son, Jim, to Paris, where she studied French. Upon returning to Los Angeles she became a French and German teacher at University High School. She is survived by son James Middleton; brother Arthur Hawley Parmelee; and two grandchildren.
Nell [Napoleon "Lorin" Lorin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Giles, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a Navy veteran of World War II, died Feb. 4, 2003, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, Lee County, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Owen Robertson; sons Michael of Wendell, Wake County, N.C., and Brett of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.; brothers Clifford Parmley of Ocala, Marion County, Fla., Ralph Parmley of Granite City, Madison County, Ill., and Paul Parmley of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; sister Gerre (Parmley) Johnston of Plantation, Broward County, Fla.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Rev. Douglas Hodsdon. Arrangements were handled by the Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford. Memorials may be made to the Lee County Public Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, NC 27330.
Ricky, husband of Beverly Joyce (Parmley) [William "Dwight," Austin Eugene, Andrew Mullen, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of McLeansboro, Jackson County, Ill., died July 22, 2003, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was a U.S. Postal Service mail contractor for Taylor Mail Service in Terre Haute, Ind. He was born May 14, 1951, in Eldorado, Saline County, Ill., to Harold Cobb and Verla Mae (Johnson) Cobb. He and Beverly were married April 27, 2000. He is survived by his widow, his mother; son Brian Shelton of Carterville, Ga.; and uncle and several cousins. His service was at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro and burial was at IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro.
Daig [Walter "Lee" Lee, George Washington, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a 40-year employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., died Jan. 17, 2003, at a hospital in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. He was born May 15, 1913, the son of Lee and Laura "Sadie" Susan (Wallace) Parmley, in Cherokee County, Texas. Daig lived most of his life in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and retired to LaRue, Texas. He was a member of the Broadway Children of Christ. Survivors include his wife, the former Sibyl Evelyn (Bynum) Parmley; daughters Carol Lee Stanley and Billie Sue Sowle, both of Tyler; sister Aletha Fay Watts of Athens, Texas; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Helen Marie Parmley, four brothers and two sisters. Burial was at McKnight Cemetery in Cushing. Memorial donations may be made to Sunny Glenn Children's Home, P.O. Box 1373, San Benito TX 78586, or Medina Children's Home, Medina, Texas.
Ruth [Arthur Lewis, William Lewis, David Lewis, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John], a retired Travelers Companies assistant corporate secretary, died Jan. 10, 2003, at her home in West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. She was born Dec. 1, 1917, the only child of Arthur and Verena M. (Hale) Parmelee, in West Haven, New Haven County, Conn. She served in the Women's Marine Corps in World War II. In addition to husband Edward C. Cape, her survivors include cousin Sally Hale Lecoure of West Hartford, and special friends Evie Curtin of East Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., and Muriel Welch in England. Her ashes were buried at St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens in West Hartford. Contributions in her name may be made to the Animal Friends of Connecticut Inc., P.O. Box 370306 West Hartford CT 06137; the Little Guild of St Francis, West Cornwall CT 06796; or the St. James Episcopal Church Memorial Garden Fund. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home of West Hartford was in charge of arrangements.
Victoria [George Henry, William Harry, Harry William, Jasper Ward, Timothy, Bryan, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] died Aug. 31, 2003. She was born May 14, 1943, the daughter of George and Edith Hazel (Wilmot), in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y. She married Gale William Constable in 1962; she and Robert Merle VanOstrand were wed in 1984. In addition to her mother and husband, Victoria is survived by daughter Shielah Jones, sisters Helen Maginley and Joan Doolittle, stepchildren Bob VanOstrand and Judy Wells, and nine grandchildren. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery. The William R. Chase & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Donations for the benefit of her grandchildren may be sent, c/o Windsor Bible Baptist Church, 155 Chapel St., Windsor NY 13865.