BURLINGTON — Minerva Stickles, 91, of Burlington, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.
She was born Oct. 15, 1911, in the town of Exeter, the oldest of eight children of Ralph Simonds and Leona (Higbie) Simonds.
She married Robert E. Stickles in Mount Upton, in 1935. He died Oct. 3, 1983.
She was a member of the Burlington Green Baptist Church for many years, Home Bureau, the Edmeston Senior Citizens Club, and the Baptist Missionary Group. She also involved herself in many neighborhood activities including: the mother/daughter banquets, which she proudly attended with her daughters-in-law and granddaughters.
She was a wonderful cook, gardener, homemaker, mom and grandma, while always caring for family members and others. She had a great love of nature especially her birds.
She is survived by her sons, Robert L. Stickles and his companion, Carol Brown of Fly Creek, and Edwin C. Stickles and his wife, Peggy of Schuyler Lake; her grandchildren, Kevin Lee Stickles and his companion, Heather Slater, Peggy Sue Schilling and her husband, Glenn, Tammy Bianchine, Jill E. Ludemann and her husband, William; her great-grandchildren, Brittany F. and Whitney J. Schilling, Kyle Stickles, Tyler Bianchine, Ryan Ludemann; a daughter-in-law, Leona Utter; as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters, Pauline Clearey and Madeline Wallace; and a brother, Lyman Simonds.
She was predeceased by her other siblings, Dellevan, Damon, Walter and Ralph Simonds.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 2 p.m. at the Burlington Green Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Young, pastor officiating. Committal services and burial will be in the Burlington Green Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on Sept. 23, 2003.
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