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November 10, 2012

Anita Jaeger

Anita Jaeger

EDMESTON – Anita Jaeger was reunited with her beloved husband in heaven on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. She died peacefully at Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, with her family at her bedside.

Anita Grace (Laymon) Jaeger was born to Walter and Blanche (Snyder) Laymon on June 13, 1936, in Cooperstown. She attended Laurens and Edmeston Central Schools and graduated in 1956 and married F. Henry Jaeger on Jan. 26, 1957, in Burlington Flats.

Henry and Anita shared a love for travel, frequenting trips with the Oneonta Bus lines. Their travels included trips to Alaska, Hawaii, many southern states and one of their favorite places; Branson, Missouri.

Anita loved to tend to her large vegetable and flower gardens and preserve everything she could through canning. Among the favorites were her jams, jellies and dilly beans. She was also an avid baker, especially of pumpkin cookies. She loved to go to the barn to feed and take care of her barn cats, hold the cow’s tails and keep an eye on everything. Anita also loved to listen to music, especially Charlie Pride. When she was in the house, she loved to crochet, collect Fenton glassware, cultivate her African violet and amaryllis collections, and take care of her beloved “BooBoo” cat.

Anita is survived by her sons, Larry, Mike and Rick (David) Jaeger; her daughter, Sue and David Holbert; her grandchildren Andrea and Brian Blackwell, Jason Holbert and David E. Jaeger Jr.; great granddaughter Grace Suzanne Blackwell; a special niece Robin Finn; her siblings Leland Laymon, Darwin(Patti) Laymon, Katie Hoose, Marlene Shipman, Lucien (Beverly) Laymon, and Stanley (Edna) Laymon; her beloved sister-in-laws Phyllis Laymon and Pam Cecil; and her many “adopted children,” including Dalynn Ward, Deb Ackerman, Earl Wilkinson, and Tim Tophoven; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Anita was predeceased by her beloved husband Henry, her parents Walter and Blanche Laymon; and her siblings Frank Laymon, Alma Hoose, Reggie Laymon and Royale Laymon.

Family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home and condolences to the family may be left at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home website,

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