OTEGO — Arrietta Cornelia Lent, 77, of Otego, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.
She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Roscoe, to Earl Herman and Tillie Arrietta Weiss Teed.
On Oct. 12, 1944, she was united in marriage with Verner J. Lent at Columbus, and enjoyed 52 years of marriage before he predeceased her on May 15, 1997.
While raising her family, Arrietta was a working dairy farm wife and did custom sewing at home.
After her children were grown, she went to SUNY Oneonta and received her B.S. in Education. She taught fourth grade at South New Berlin Central School and retired in 1996 after 20 years teaching.
Not one to sit idle, Arrietta loved going on tours with Eastern Tours of Oneonta to many different destinations. She was very active in her church, the Baptist Church of Gilbertsville as a member of ABW group, Board of Christian Education, the Church Governing Board and the Otsego County Council of Churches.
She was also active in the Butternut Valley Grange, Tianderah Chapter of the DAR, Chenango County Retired Teachers Association and the New York State Teachers Association, the Quilt Group of Gilbertsville and the Pinochle Club of Gilbertsville.
Arrietta is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Keith Lilley of Otego, Janet and Doug Tobey of Gilbertsville, and Christena and Len Reynolds of Otego; grandchildren and spouses, Mark and Andrea Tobey, Tommy Tobey, Timothy and Tricia Lilley, Sandra and Greg Bonczkowski, and Lisa and William Kuehnle Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Chris, Glen, Darren, Aleah, and Alysah Tobey and Gavin Bonczkowski; brothers and sisters-in-law, Christoph Teed of Venice, Fla., Truman and Darlene Teed of Columbia, S.C., Nelson and Betty Teed of Morris, and Joyce Teed of White Sulphur Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother, Leon Teed.
Calling hours will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Bookhout Funeral Home, 34 River St., Otego, and continue until 8 p.m., with the family being present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gilbertsville Baptist Church, with the pastor of the church, the Rev. Randy Palada, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Otego.
Memorial donations honoring Arrietta may be made to the Gilbertsville Baptist Church, Gilbertsville, N.Y., 13776.
Arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Home, Otego.
Published in The Daily Star on July 10, 2003.