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March 22, 2014

Kathleen M. Haight

The Daily Star

---- — Kathleen M. Haight

DAVENPORT — Kathleen M. Haight, 93, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Oneonta.

Born on Feb. 11, 1921, in Hancock, to John and Laura (Knapp) Milk, Kathleen attended Long Eddy High School and Hartwick College.

On Dec. 24, 1942, Kathleen married Donald C. Haight in Oneonta. While Don was serving his country in World War II, Kathleen worked at the Bendix Corporation in Sidney.

After the war, Kathleen and Don raised their four children and lived in Davenport. From 1946 to 1968, she dedicated her life to being a housewife and mother.

In 1968, she began employment at the State University College at Oneonta, retiring in 1978. After retirement, Kathleen and Don enjoyed traveling around the United States.

She was a member of the Davenport United Methodist Church and was involved with the United Methodist Women, the Davenport Historical Society, the Basket Historical Society, and Past Noble Grand of the Charlotte Valley Rebekah Lodge.

Kathleen loved church, community and family gatherings. She also enjoyed attending and cheering on the Charlotte Valley sports teams and other activities, especially when her children and grandchildren were participating.

Kathleen was predeceased by her husband, Donald Haight; grandson, Collin Haight; and son-in-law, John (Jack) Valentine.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Milk; children, John Haight (Lois), Donna Valentine, Eric Haight (Claudia) and Melanie Wolk (Douglas); grandchildren, Seth Haight (Erin), Amy Valentine (Matt), Mark Valentine (Jennifer), Chelsea Haight, Lucas Haight, Sarah Haight and Austin Wolk; great-grandchildren, Alex, Owen and Charlie Haight, Jonathan Valentine, and Jack and Max Valentine.

Calling hours and a funeral service will take place in late April.

Burial will take place in Davenport Cemetery, Davenport.

Contributions are asked to be made in her memory to the Collin E. Haight Foundation, P.O. Box 3, Delhi, NY 13753.

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Arrangements are by MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.