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October 8, 2012

Winifred V. Crain

Winifred V. Crain

CHERRY VALLEY — Ms. Winifred V. Crain, 97, of Cherry Valley, passed away on Oct. 4, 2012, at the Folts Home in Herkimer.

She was born on May 8, 1915, the daughter of Bernard Sr. and Catherine (Green) Crain. A native of Cherry Valley, Winnie worked as a librarian for the engineering department of G.E. in Schenectady for 38 years. After retiring, she returned to her family home in Cherry Valley, to live full-time, until she moved into the Folts Home in 2006.

She is survived by her nephew, Bernard Crain III of Hickory, N.C.; her niece, Nora Crain of High Falls; six great-nieces and –nephews; and four great-great-nieces.

She was predeceased by her brother, Bernard Jr.; her sister, Grace Crain; and her parents.

“Aunt Winnie” was loved and respected by her family for her fierce independence, and her great generosity and help she gave to her family.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at the Ottman Funeral Home, 22 Church St., Cherry Valley, with a calling hour from 10 a.m. to service time. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Index.

Contributions may be made to the Folts Home, Herkimer.

To light a candle or send condolences visit

Arrangements were entrusted to Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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