Nancy B. Yauger

September 10, 1934 to August 2, 2013

West Leyden- Nancy B. Yauger, 78, of the Mud Lake Road passed away on August 2, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford.

She was born on September 10, 1934 in Summerville, NY the daughter of Harley and Florence Rood Bennett. She graduated from Canton High School and Canton Tech, with a degree in dietary science. In April of 1955 she married Rolf Nebicker and settled in the West Leyden area. That marriage ended in divorce. For many years Nancy was employed at the West Leyden School in the cafeteria and as a bus driver. She retired in 1991 from the Adirondack School District. On February 17, 1973 she married Allen Yauger. In her retirement years she enjoyed spending time with her family, beloved pets, reading and riding in the log truck with her husband, Allen. She was a member of the Dutch Reform Church, West Leyden.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Allen; her children, Frederick and Susan Nebicker, Raeford, North Carolina, William and Karen Nebicker, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Susan Kessler, Rome, Mary Anne and James Brach, Boonville and Thomas Yauger, Bonville; grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Amanda, Nicole, Angela, Ian, Haley, Heidy and Brayden; several great grandchildren; a brother William Bennett of Canton and a sister Barbara Roberts of Remsen. Two brothers Richard and Dale died before her.

Funeral services will be on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be Sunday, from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the West Leyden Cemetery. Memorial donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to the Stevens –Swans Humane Society, 5664 Horatio Drive, Utica, NY 13502.

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Sara Lou Van Luven

September 7, 1939 to July 31, 2013

Boonville – Sara Lou Van Luven, 73, widow of Kenneth B., a longtime resident of Main St., passed away after an extended illness, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.

She was born in Boonville, on September 7, 1939, the only child of Lewis E. and Catherine McPhilmey Hines. She grew up in Boonville, and graduated from Boonville High School with the Class of 1957. Thereafter she attended Utica School of Beauty Culture, graduating with the Class of 1959. In 1959, she established Sara Lou's Beauty Shop on Main St. in Boonville. Her career as a licensed beautician lasted for a total of 52 years, until she retired in 2011.

On September 27, 1979, Sara Lou was married to Kenneth B. Van Luven, at the First Baptist Church of Boonville. Mr. Van Luven, a veteran of WWII, and a retired trucker, died on September 4, 2009.

Sara Lou was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boonville and a member and past officer of Charles J. Love Post # 406 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Boonville.

She was a well known avid bowler who began her bowling career in the 10 Pin Bowling League and on the Victory Market Bowling Team, where she bowled with her mother. She also bowled for several years on the Hi-Lo Bowling League all at the Boonville Bowl. Sara Lou was a charter member of the National 600 Bowling Club. Later she enjoyed playing golf in the Wednesday Nite League at Country Side Golf Course of Boonville. She was an avid Pitch player who participated in several pitch leagues. She was also an avid N.Y. Yankee Fan, and fan of the Syracuse University Orangemen Basketball Team.

For forty five years Sara Lou served as a volunteer at the annual Woodsman's Field Days of Boonville, where she was chairperson of the Admissions Committee; for many years she served on the Woodsman's Field Days Board of Directors. She also was a ticket seller at the Boonville Oneida Co. Fair, and at the original Snow Festival. She and her husband, Ken, were longtime fans and supporters of the Charles J. Love Post American Legion Baseball Team, and of the BYAA Ball Park, in Boonville.

Sara Lou is survived by her two beloved sons, Craig R. (Bambi) Freeman, Steven T. (Michelle) Freeman, all of Boonville; six grandchildren, Jeremy M., Sharee L. Jake C.R. Freeman, David J. Humphries, Addison L. and Callie H. Freeman; step children, Roger Van Luven, Patricia Griffin, Pamela (Fred) Ricci, Kim Van Luven, Tracy (Neil) Austin, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, a close cousin Barbara Sykes and many friends.
Her family wishes to extend a note of sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the kind and compassionate care they gave to Sara Lou.

Her Funeral will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 2-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Charles J. Love Post American Legion #406 Baseball Fund C/O 124 East Schuyler St. Boonville, NY or to Boonville Youth Athletic Association (BYAA)
C/O P.O. Box 412 Boonville, NY 13309.

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Bernice R. Wojnowski

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August 26, 1921 to Juy 28, 2013

TURIN - Bernice Ruth Wojnowski, 91, of East Main Street and recently Sunset Nursing Home, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Rome Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.

Bernice was born August 26, 1921, on the family farm on the Carpenter Road, Houseville, the daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Hadik Paluck. She attended rural schools on the Carpenter Road and in the Turin area.

Bernice was very proud to have served her country in the U.S. Army Air Force, “WAC’S” during World War II from 1944 to 1946 and was honorably discharged. After the war, Bernice lived in Warsaw, NY, working at the Warsaw Button Factory for a short time.

Bernice married Matthew C. Wojnowski on August 23, 1947, at Coudersport, PA. Matthew died on May 16, 2006. She later worked as a seamstress for Kristen International in Turin.

Bernice was a member of the Turin United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and volunteered for many church activities.

Bernice was well known in the Turin area for being an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed it like a hobby. She loved gardening, canning, being a homemaker and her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Matthew P. & Nancy Wojnowski of Chugiak, AK; Rodney P. & Lydia Wojnowski of Turin; her grandchildren, Matthew Q. & Audra Wojnowski; Michael Wojnowski; Krysta & Aaron Gard; Diana & Scot Luther; two sisters, Theresa & Edward Ingersoll of Lowville; Caroline Matula of Boonville.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Victoria Wasco, Mary Wasco and brother, John Paluck.

Funeral services will be held at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Joan Ripp officiating. Military burial will be in Turin Cemetery. Calling hours will be prior to the service on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Bernice’s name to Turin Fire Department, Main Street, Turin, NY 13473.

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Anne E. Maciejko

March 27, 1926 to July 22, 2013

LYONS FALLS - Anne E. Maciejko, 87, of Shibley Road, passed away Monday evening, July 22, 2013 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility. 

The funeral will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Deacon James Chaufty, officiating.  Burial will follow in Lowville Rural Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  
She is survived by two sons, Mike and his wife, Tami Maciejko of Colorado; Joe and his wife, Alice Maciejko of Constableville; a daughter, Mary Maciejko of New Jersey; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, Ralph Maciejko, who died April 3, 1989; a daughter, Shirley Ann Maciejko, who died March 5, 2011; a brother, Francis “Satch” Wetmore; and three sisters, Georgia Stone Beaty, Patricia Converse, and Sally Wicks.

Anne was born March 27, 1926 in Lowville, a daughter of the late Leslie and Winifred Reape Wetmore.  She attended Lowville Academy and worked in Rome, NY prior to her marriage.  On May 31, 1946 she married Ralph W. Maciejko.  Together with her husband, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm on Route 12D in Constableville from 1951 until 1976, when they retired, and moved to their home on Shibley Road in Lyons Falls.

Mrs. Maciejko was a communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church in Lyons Falls.  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and quilting. 

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