Mary Haynes Liddle, 91, died Wednesday, July 15 2009 at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania.
She was born in Dry Brook on October 11, 1917, the daughter of Edith Kingdon Rosa and John Dudley Haynes. Mary was an only child.
She attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse at the upper end of Dry Brook and graduated from Margaretville High School in 1935 and from Spencer Business College in Kingston in 1937.
Mary married Thomas A. Liddle in 1940 and lived the rest of her life in their home on the Tremperskill, Andes.
Surviving is one son, Andrew of Oneonta and one daughter, Shirley of Willow Grove, Pa. Mary was very proud of her children. She has one sister-in-law, Marga Liddle; a daughter-in-law, Karen; one grandson, Thomas, (Robin) and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Liddle in 1980.
Mary was a member of the Dry Brook Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star in Margaretville and had taught Sunday school in the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church on the Tremperskill. She was a member of the Methodist Council for a number of years, in an effort to keep the PV Church open. She became a Universal Life Church minister at one point during the tax wars in Dry Brook.
Mary loved her life in Dry Brook and all her Dry Brook relatives very much, maintaining contact with them as often as possible.
She loved to cook, sew, quilt and do all kinds of crafts. She taught cooking for many years with the Andes Home Bureau. Mary loved all her various pets over the years, of which there were many, and liked all her human neighbors on the Tremperskill. She enjoyed her family above all else and made life a special event for all of them. We will miss her very much. Mother was a powerful presence in our lives.
There will be no calling hours or services.
Interment will be private in the Andes Cemetery.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website: www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.