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Elisabeth Ann McEwan

1921 - 2013 CANAAN, NY Elisabeth Ann (Bennett) McEwan, 91, a longtime resident of Canaan, died Friday at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, N.Y. surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. McEwan, born November 25, 1921, in Kingston, is the daughter of Clifford F. and Elisabeth (Heaney) Bennett. She was a graduate of New Paltz College. Betti taught school in several states and mainly at New Lebanon Central School in New Lebanon, retiring in 1986. She also served on the Chatham Central School Board, Canaan Volunteer Fire Co., Ladies Auxillary, and was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Lebanon. Betti's love of history took her traveling around the world to all seven continents, Anartica being her favorite. Betti has been blessed with many wonderful, caring neighbors and friends that will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her daughter, Maribeth McEwan of Homer, N.Y.; sons, Mark (Nancy) McEwan of S. Carolina, Jay (Patricia) McEwan of East Chatham, Chris (Donna) McEwan of Florida and Greg (Erica) McEwan of Chatham. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Kathy (McEwan) Hawyer of Kinderhook , 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McEwan was predeceased by her loving husband, John A. McEwan, in 1982 and her first born Bennett W. McEwan in l980.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church, New Lebanon, N.Y. Burial will be in the Canaan Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday evening 6 - 8:00 p.m. from the WENK FUNERAL HOME, Chatham, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to one's choice in Elisabeth's name. For on - line condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 29, 2013
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