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Obituaries published the week of January 9, 2003
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In Memoriam

Elizabeth Knight Collier

Elizabeth Knight Collier died on Dec. 30, 2002 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a short illness. She was 83. Miss Collier was born in Rochester, a daughter of Dr. G. Kirby Collier and Clara Prophet Collier. She spent many summers with her parents in Mt. Morris. She prepared for college at St. Margaret's School and graduated from Wellesley College in 1941. After further training at the Katherine Gibbs School, she worked at the University of Rochester, first in the Office of the Registrar and then as Secretary for the English Department. Later she went to Columbia University where she received a Master's Degree in English Literature. Miss Collier moved to the Kendal retirement community in Hanover, N. H. in March of 2001. She is survived by her sister Eleanor C. Crary of Lyme and Kendal and by nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service in a family setting will be arranged at a later date.

Gladys E. Sharp

Gladys E. Sharp (Wiard), 84, of Palmetto, Fla, formerly of Avon, died suddenly Dec. 26, 2002 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Wiard Sr. and grandson, Gary Hurley. She is survived by her husband George Sharp; four children, Sara (Ralph) Frary of Sorrento, Fla., Eleanor Wood of Cheyenne WY, Ernest (Joanne) Wiard of Avon and Joyce (Tom) Ervin of Honeoye/Lakeland, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson; a brother, Russell Peck of Rochester; a sister, Ruth Adkin of Kettering, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service, Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor officiating. Interment, Avon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Genesee Valley Rotary Sunshine Camp, P.O. Box 1, Avon NY 14414.

Dorothy E. Turner

Dorothy E. Turner, 92, a retired cook for dining services at SUNY, Geneseo, died, Jan. 6, 2003 at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Geneseo,. Mrs. Turner resided at Morgan View Estates prior to her entry into the nursing home and was previously from Groveland. She is survived by three sons, Lawrence ( Sarah) Turner of Groveland, Carl (Bernice) Turner of Mt. Morris, Jack (Sherron) Turner of Groveland; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Turner and great grandson Mark Turner. She was born Feb. 21, 1910 in Mt. Morris, the daughter of William and Mary (Zimmerman) Graham. She was an active member of the Sparta First Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was voted a former Groveland “Citizen of the Year.” Visitation will be held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sparta First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Masaki Chiba officiating. Burial, Lakeview Cemetery in Groveland. Memorials may be made to the Sparta First Presbyterian Church, 4681 Scottsburg Rd., Groveland NY 14462.

Ruth B. Tuttle

Ruth B. Tuttle, 79, of Ulysses, Pa., formerly of Mt. Morris, died Jan. 3, 2003 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa. She was born the daughter of Edwin and Margaret (Robinson) Francis on Sept. 13, 1923 in Olean, N.Y. She attended the Village Baptist Church in Mt. Morris and the United Methodist Church in Ulysses, Pa. She also belonged to the Senior Citizens Centers in Ulysses and Genesee, Pa. She is survived by her daughter Madelyn (Ray) Clark of Mt. Morris; two grandsons, Timothy Clark of Webster and Adam Clark of Mt. Morris; three great grandsons, Curtis Clark, Anthony and Christian Rudney, all of Dansville; one sister, Shirley (Donald) George of Mt. Morris; and one brother, James Francis of Buffalo; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest in 1981 and grandson Brian Clark in 1990. No prior calling. Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by the John W. Martin Funeral Home, 37 Chapel St. (Route 408) in Mt. Morris.