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Sara Mary Depew Woodruff Cooper of Lansing, formerly of Montour Falls, passed away September 22, 2013, at the age of 87.
Born September 6, 1926 in Montour Falls, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Frances (Pellam) Depew. Over the years Mary had been employed at NCR, Morse Chain and retired from Borg Warner, after which she spent over 20 years in Zephyrhills, FL, before returning to live near her daughter, Jean, in Lansing. While in FL, Mary was active with the Zephyrhills VFW, and was also a former member of the Moose Club and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #250. Aside from spending time with her family, Mary enjoyed playing cards, fishing, smelting, canning and freezing vegetables and working on the family farm.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Doris, and brothers, Paul, Bill, Gene, Fred, Clyde and Gail.
Mary is survived by her children, Jean Crozier of Lansing, NY, Carol Vary of FL, Winslow Woodruff III (Donna) of East Aurora, NY, Rita Onyan of Rochester, NY, Linda George of Syracuse, NY, Mary Kay Woodruff of FL, and Charlene Eastman of FL; grandchildren, Brian Crozier (Shelly), Butch Crozier (Penny), Janet Clemens, Kris Davis (Kevin), Renee Keele (Brian), Nathan Vary (Kim), Beau Woodruff, Eric Woodruff (Ashley), Clark Woodruff, Josh Onyan (Corie), Jeremy Onyan, Zachary Onyan (Christina), Hilary George and John George; 14 great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ainah Bennett; brother, Claude Depew; and a large extended family.
A graveside service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter, will be held at 11am, Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Soule Cemetery, corners of Pine Ridge Rd. & Franklin St. Rd., Auburn, NY.
Memorial contributions in Maryâs memory may be directed toÂÂÂÂ a charity of oneâs choice.
Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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