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Obituaries published the week of November 14, 2002
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In Memoriam

Terance David Goossens

Terance (Terry) David Goossens, 60, of 1360 Spring Valley Road, Winterville, Ga., died Nov. 6, 2002. A native of Livonia, Mr. Goossens was a son of the late Frank Nicholas and Esther Bettis Goossens. He was preceded in death by a brother, Don Goossens. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Goossens was owner and operator of Terry Paving Company. He was a member of the Moose Club and of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include his wife, Linda Ann Nash of Winterville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Janet Goossens of Elberton, daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Tony Alford of Colbert; brother, Harv Goossens of Livonia; grandchildren, Nick Bray, Blake Alford and Suzanne Goossens. Graveside services were held Nov. 9 at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Athens, Ga. with the Rev. Elmer Butler, the Rev. James Shelton and Mr. Jim DeRevere officiating. The family received friends Friday evening at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens. Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Down Syndrome Association, 7000 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, NE, Bldg. 5, Suite 100, Atlanta GA 30328. Arrangements by Bernstein Funeral Home, 3195 Atlanta Hwy., Athens, Ga. 30606.

Frank L. Hoh

Frank L. Hoh, 77, of Federal Road, Conesus, died Nov. 8, 2002 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born the son of Lawrence and Margaret Lessner on May 21, 1925 in Henrietta. He was a bus driver for the Rochester Regional Transportation Authority for over 37 years retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Vivian; his children, Michelle (John) Laing, Douglas (Carrie) Hoh, Jackie (Bob) Manz, Robin (Dawn) Hoh, Chad (Tina) Hoh,; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Hoh, Josephine Hoh, Sophie Galbally, Virginia (Tom) Koehne; brothers, Lawrence (Virginia) Hoh, and Henry Hoh; sister-in-law Alice Hoh; several nieces and nephews. Friends called Monday at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., Route 15 in Livonia. His Funeral Mass was held Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church, Washington St. in Livonia with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Burial, Oakridge Cemetery in Lima. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Mercy Flight Central, 2420 Brickyard Road, Canandaigua NY 14424.

Evelyn A. Kelley

Evelyn Anne Kelley, 90, a retired nurses aid at the Lancaster Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, N.H., died Nov. 9, 2002 at the Wyoming County Nursing Home in Warsaw, N.Y. Mrs. Kelley lived on Country Lane in Geneseo prior to her entry into the nursing home in October of this year. She is survived by her daughter Kerry (Thomas) Holmes of Geneseo; her son Stephen (Mary) Kelley of Fanwood, N.J.; eight grandchildren; many great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Kelley in 1962. She was born Feb. 5, 1912 in Gilman, Vermont, the daughter of Sumner and Edith (Kaiser) Brown. Memorials may be made to Wyoming County Nursing Home, 400 N. Main St., Warsaw, N.Y. 14569. No prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held Friday, Nov. 15 at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo with Lucille Kane of the Geneseo United Methodist Church officiating. Burial, Lyndonville Cemetery, Lyndonville, Vermont.

Bessie Straight

Bessie Straight, 81, formerly of 8111 S. Main St., Springwater, passed away peacefully Nov. 7, 2002 following a short illness at the Livingston County Skilled Nursing Facility in Mt. Morris. She was born June 9, 1921 in Conesus, the daughter of Charles and Minnie (May) Acker. She resided most of her life in the Springwater area. Bessie entered into marriage with Kermit Straight on Oct. 24, 1947 and they enjoyed 44 years together. Bessie was employed by the Gunlocke Company in Wayland for a brief time prior to enjoying the majority of her life as a housewife. Of significant importance to Bessie was her ability to be a foster parent and day care provider for hundreds of children throughout her life. Bessie took great pleasure with this and will be fondly remembered for this effort. She was also a very active member of the Springwater United Methodist Church and Springwater Grange. Bessie also spent time as a Sunday School Teacher and a 4H Leader. Bessie was predeceased by her husband Kermit in 1992; a son John in 1969 and her daughter Marcia in 1975. She was also predeceased by a brother, LaVerne Acker. She is survived by her daughter Alicia Case of Wayland; one grandson Shawn (Stacy) Gilson of Wayland; two granddaughters, Amanda Case of Springwater and Nicole Case of Orlando, Fla.; one great grandson Luke Gilson of Wayland; one sister-in-law, Pauline Kelly of Canandaigua; one niece Sherri (Dick) Nighan of Honeoye; two nephews, Jerry and Dick Acker, both of Wayland; and one great nephew Kelly Nighan of Honeoye. Family and friends called Nov. 8 at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 W. Naples St., Wayland. A Funeral Service was conducted Nov. 9 by Rev. Peg Kaleh at the Springwater United Methodist Church, Springwater. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Springwater. Donations in Bessie's memory may be made to the Springwater United Methodist Church, 8001 S. Main St., Springwater NY 14560 or to the Livingston County Hospice, Livingston County Campus, Mt. Morris NY 14510.