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August 29, 2013

Eunice E. Newkirk

The Daily Star

---- — Eunice E. Newkirk

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Eunice Emily Newkirk, 96, formerly of West James Street, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2013, in Folts Home, Herkimer.

She was born on March 21, 1917, in Charlston Four Corners, daughter of the late Charles and Alice Wood Cole. A lifelong area resident she was raised and educated in Manaus.

On Oct. 9, 1941, she was united in marriage with Clarence Mitchell in Saint Mary’s Church Canajoharie. They shared a loving union of 37 years until his passing on Dec. 23, 1978. She later married Harry Newkirk on Nov. 20, 1982, in Amsterdam. He passed away in October of 1984.

Mrs. Newkirk came to Richfield Springs in 1992, coming from New Hampshire.

Eunice had a strong faith in God and was a member of the Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs.

In her leisure time she enjoyed crocheting, crewel work and crafts. She was also an avid reader. To all who knew her she was happiest when she was surrounded by her many friends and family especially her cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her two daughters and their husbands, Maureen and David Kennedy of Richfield Springs and Janice and Thomas Trefethan of Lehigh, Fla.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents; and husbands, Clarence and Harry, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Cole; one sister, Beatrice Cole; and a granddaughter, Traci Trefethan.

Funeral service for Mrs. Newkirk will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in the Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs. The Rev. Mark Ioset, pastor will officiate.

Interment in the Christian Church Cemetery, Charleston Four Corners, will take place at a later time convenient to the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Herkimer County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.