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January 28, 2014

Erna W. Babcock

Erna W. Babcock

SIDNEY — Erna W. Babcock, 86, of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home.

She was born Oct. 18, 1927, daughter of the late Fred and Fanny (Haller) Wuthrich Sr., in Switzerland.

Erna worked for many years as a secretary for Bates Insurance and Trudy’s Shoes in Sidney.

She enjoyed the outdoors and puttering in her yard.

Erna is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Lisa Babcock of Sidney.

She is also predeceased by her brother, Fred Wuthrich Jr., and two sisters, Dora Lang and Trudy Baker.

Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Pat Robinson, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Sidney, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 East Main St., Sidney.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.



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