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Martha W. Tifft

1910-2010 BENNINGTON Martha W. Tifft, 100, wife of Fred B. Tifft, a resident of South Street, Bennington, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at the home she was born in.

Born on May 10, 1910, daughter of the late Edward Morgan and Grace Hannon Whitney, she was a 1930 graduate of Bennington High School and later graduated from Albany Business College.

Mr. and Mrs. Tifft were married Mar. 20, 1932, in Cambridge, N.Y.

For many years, Mrs. Tifft was a devout member of the Second Congregational Church in Bennington, where she had taught Sunday school and worked on many antique shows and church bazaars. She enjoyed raising flowers and vegetables in her gardens and was a staunch supporter of humane treatment of all animals and their habitat.

She leaves her husband, Fred, who will turn 100 in August; a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Dr. Roger Herdman of Washington, D.C.; a son-in-law, Albert Elwell of Northfield; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Tifft of Durham, N.H.; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Tifft was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Elwell, and a son, Richard W. Tifft.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family of Mrs. Tifft on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the family home at 314 South Street from 2-4 p.m., and not on Saturday as previously stated in Monday's Banner. Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Martha W. Tifft's memory may be made to either the Second Congregational Church, the or through the office of the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Online condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner from June 21 to June 22, 2010
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