2018-04-04 / Obituaries

Sally Ann Van Benschoten

Sally Ann Van Benschoten, 90 of Margaretville died on March 26, 2018 at Mountainside Care Center. Sally Ann was born December 11, 1927 in Albany, the daughter of Herbert and Sarah (Meeker) Foote.

Growing up in Colonie she joined the Girl Scouts and 4H, graduating from Roessleville High School and Mildred Elley Secretarial School for Girls. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1948 where she served as chaplain. She worked with The New York State Health Department in December 1960. She was a former member of the Colonie Business and Professional Women’s Club and sang with the Latham Sweet Adeline’s.

Her work career ended in May 1983 from the Department of Environmental Conservation, when she moved to Margaretville. She married Robert A. Van Benschoten on September 6, 1985 at the Methodist Church in Latham. Robert predeceased her on April 11, 2012. Sally Ann had been singing in church choirs since 1937, was an elder in the Margaretville- New Kingston Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the Margaretville Rotary Club, and the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Margaretville Presbyterian Church on Orchard Street with Pastor Shirley Davis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.

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