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February 13, 2013

Minnie M. Huck

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STAMFORD _ Minnie M. Huck, 86, of Stamford, formerly of Davenport and Oneonta, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Stamford, where she had resided since August 2004.

She was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Hobart, the daughter of the late Leslie and Hattie (Matthews) McLain. Minnie attended Charlotte Valley, Stamford and South Kortright schools. She attended and graduated from the Wilfred Academy in New York City for hairdressing and worked in New York City for a short time.

On Oct. 25, 1949, Minnie married Henry Huck at Tupper Lake. Henry predeceased her on May 5, 1958.

From 1946 to 1951, she worked in the Dietetic Department at Sunmount Tuberculosis Hospital in Tupper Lake.

Following her return to Oneonta, Minnie worked for Charles’ Hair Stylist in Oneonta for three years. She then owned and operated her own beauty shop, Powder Puff Beauty Salon and also Minnie’s Beauty Salon that she operated out of her home.

Minnie was a member of the Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church, Davenport, where for many years she was an elder of the church and belonged to the church’s Women’s Society. She was also a 50-year member of the Charlotte Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 393 and was appointed as NYS Color Bearer from 1974 to 1975, by Rebekah Assembly President Isabelle VanDewerker and a past president of the Anna E. Wilber No. 4 Ladies Auxiliary Patriot Militant of Oneonta.

Minnie is survived by one sister, Anna N. McCulley of Davenport; one brother, Donald McLain and his wife, Carol of Davenport; one sister-in-law, Charlotte McLain of Florida; nieces and nephews, Jackie and Bill Fingar of Davenport, Bert and Chuck Barringer of Schenevus, Gary and Dawn McCulley of Davenport, Wayne McCulley of Schenevus, Laurie Fingar of Davenport, Carl and Connie McClain of Davenport, Scott McLain of Texas, Jessie and Eric Thorsland of Maryland, Samantha and Randy Knapp of Mount Vision and Billy McLain of Highmount; as well as several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by one brother, Wallace McLain; brother-in-law, Jack McCulley; nephew, Steve McLain; and cousin, Nellie Whitcomb.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in the Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church, Davenport, with the Rev. Carol Wilson, officiating.

Burial will be held in the spring in the Evergreen Cemetery, Jefferson.

Memorial donations in Minnie’s name may be made to either the Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 184, Davenport, NY 13750 or to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 116 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753.

The family would like to thank Nancy and Ralph Beisler and the staff at Hearthstone Adult Home, Hobart. for the wonderful care given to Minnie for the two years she lived there. They would also like to thank all the staff at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home and also Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care of Delhi for their care and compassion they gave to Minnie.

To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.