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Weller, Alice (Daniels) 1908-2002 New Berlin NY Obituary

Alice D. Weller

NEW BERLIN — Alice Daniels Barber Weller, 93, of New Berlin, and formerly of Deltona, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Wayne Aldrich.
She was born April 22, 1908, in Butternuts, the daughter of Frank and Elma (Culver) Daniels.
She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters; and one son, Howard L. Barber.
She married William L. Barber, who died in 1970.
She is survived by three children, Albert Barber and wife, Marian, of Walton, Dora M. Carr of Galway, and Florence Aldrich and husband, Wayne, of New Berlin.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She married John Weller, who predeceased her in 1992.
Alice attended a one-room schoolhouse until eighth grade. She graduated from Gilbertsville Central School and Oneonta Normal School. In high school and normal school, she played basketball and softball.
At age 7, she learned to drive a team of horses, and raked hay for her father and her grandfather during the summers.
Alice lived in Mount Vision for many years, and worked at the Oneonta Dress Factory.
In 1970, she relocated to Florida, and worked making custom drapes until retiring at age 74. After retiring, she enjoyed going to plays, competing in outdoor shuffleboard leagues, a bowling league and playing cards with her friends. She continued this until reaching the age of 90.
She was a very talented seamstress, who also enjoyed crocheting and gardening. Alice was an avid reader right up to the time of her death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815 in loving memory of Alice D. Weller.
A memorial service will be held at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kurt Funke, pastor of the South New Berlin Baptist Church, officiating. The family will be in attendance at 1 p.m. to greet friends.
Burial will take place at the Hillington Cemetery, Morris, at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Published in The Daily Star on Jan. 17, 2002.

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