Margaret Ford
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Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, June 6, 2019
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Obituary of Margaret E. Ford

Margaret Evelyn (Maggie) Backus Ford, 87 of Afton, NY went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 30, 2019 in A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY.

Maggie was born in Cannonsville NY to Arthur and S.Kathryn Short Backus on Sept. 8, 1931. She graduated from Afton Central School in 1948. She retired as a rural postal carrier after working for many years in the Afton area. She enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, and working on her crossword puzzles, but mostly she enjoyed people, if you ever met her, you were the one who was truly blessed. Maggie enjoyed her church family at Hope Congregational Church in Afton, and looked forward to coffee and fellowship with her friends, she also had many friends at North Afton United Methodist Church.

Maggie is survived by her husband of 69 yrs. Francis F. Ford, children and spouses, Linda (Bill) Davis, Afton. Frederick (Pat) Ford, Concord NC. Susan (Jerry) Cutmore, Afton. Ronnie Ford, Afton. Michael Ford, Afton. David (Irina) Ford, Afton. 13 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. And many nieces and nephews plus 2 grand kitties.

She is preceded in death by her parents and 7 brothers and 6 sisters.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Stephen Dygert for the many years of excellent care she received from Afton Family Health Center. We would also like to thank Gary Smith and the A.O. Fox Nursing Home staff for the excellent care Maggie received in her final days.

Visitation will be held at C.H. Landers Funeral Home 21 Main St. Sidney, NY on Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.

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

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