Mary E. VanValkenburg

Mary E. VanValkenburg

Afton—Mary Elizabeth VanValkenburg, 92, formerly of Afton, passed away on Friday morning, November 17, 2017 at James G. Johnston Memorial Nursing Home, Johnson City.

Mary was born on July 4, 1925, daughter of the late Wesley and Ruth (Schriver) Brundege in Cannonsville, NY.

She retired from NBT Bank in Bainbridge. Mary enjoyed crafts, particularly sewing, crocheting, knitting and embroidery. She was a gifted cook and baker who delighted in preparing Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for her family. She was devoted to her family and will be dearly missed.

Mary is survived by: four daughters and sons-in-law: Carol and Thomas Kopl of Endicott, Linda and Robert Holic of Sangerfield, Phyllis and James Kaufman of Endicott and Barbara and Lawrence Rowe of Unadilla; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Jean Stanton of Afton, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Robert VanValkenburg; son, Bruce VanValkenburg; great-granddaughter, Emelyn Harper Murphy, and her siblings.

Friends are invited to call from 7:00-9:00pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Afton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.