Penn Yan, N.Y. - Marie W. Schoonover, 94, passed away on Thursday, (August 15, 2013) at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
Family & friends may call starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (August 20) at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m., followed by a burial at Grove Mount Cemetery in Himrod.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, 655 N. Liberty St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
Marie was born on December 9, 1918, in Mansfield, Penn., the daughter of Fred & Letha (Greene) Horton. She married Ellsworth Schoonover on January 3, 1942. She prided herself on raising their six children, working various jobs, including 15 years as a dispatcher for the Yates County Fire Control, before retiring to Florida. She enjoyed traveling, participating in church activities, singing in the choir, playing the organ, reading and baking pies for the Himrod Fire Department.
Marie is survived by her husband of 71 years; children, Philip (Connie) Schoonover, of The Villages, Fla., Mary Perry of Penn Yan, Rose (Daniel) Woodard, of Springville, N.Y., JoAnne (Bronlee) Combs of Flowery Branch, Ga.; Bette Smolos (Richard Alderman) of Penn Yan; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She is pre-deceased by her parents, five brothers & one sister, and her son, Roger (Lori Wilson) Schoonover.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwood funeralchapel.com.