Obituaries

ALTAMONT — Patricia A. Grant, a woman who dedicated her life to making others happy, died on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. She was 60.

Mrs. Grant was born on March 4, 1954, to the late Edward and Mickey (née Civitello) Rozell.

NEW SCOTLAND — Marion Wright Raymond, a woman who spent her life caring for the people and world around her, died from heart failure on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Hospicare of Thompkins County. She was 93.

EAST BERNE — Beverly Simmons liked to think of herself as a “tough broad,” her family said, and, in her last years, she needed to be.

Following a long illness, Beverly (née Kelsch) Simmons died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She was 60.

Eugene R. Lemmerman, a man who gave the world and his family a legacy of service, faith, and love through example, died on Monday, July 28, 2014, after a brief illness, surrounded by family.  He was 89.   

KNOX — When it came to parenting, Elizabeth Shedina stood by her convictions, but the flowers in her vase changed with the seasons.

Elizabeth J. (née Kolb) Shedina died at her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was 91.

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