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September 17, 2013

Catherine V. Fleming

Catherine V. Fleming

UNADILLA — Catherine V. Fleming, 99, of Unadilla, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton.

She was born Aug. 21, 1914, in Albany, the daughter of Lewis and Christina (Underwood) Fleming.

Catherine lived in Albany until she was 5 years-old when her family moved to live with her Grandmother Underwood, between Otego and Wells Bridge.

She attended school in Otego until 1929, when her family moved to Oneonta and she completed school and graduated from Oneonta High School. Catherine always wanted to be a teacher and attended and graduated from Oneonta Normal School, Albany State Teachers College and Syracuse University. During her teaching career she taught at Roxbury Central School and Binghamton Central High School. She lived in Roxbury and Binghamton during that time and later retired to Sand Hill Road in Unadilla Township.

She was active in the Wells Bridge Baptist Church and its Bible class, Wells Bridge Senior Citizens and was a member of the Otsego Senior Citizen Council.

Catherine is survived by a nephew and his wife, Donald and Evelyn Fleming of Chesterfield, Va., and their children, Mark and Nora; and her close friend, Kathleen Bennett of Chenango Bridge. She is also survived by two first cousins, Keith Harwood of Red Bank, N.J. and Bruce Myers of Stratford, Conn.; many other cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, Wells Bridge. The Rev. David Steensma will officiate. There will be no calling hours.

The family thanks the staff of Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton for the wonderful care given to Catherine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Wells Bridge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 100, Wells Bridge, NY 13859, in memory of Catherine Fleming.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Westcott Funeral Home Inc. of Unadilla.

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