Mary Ansley Paddock Scranton

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PENN YAN - Mary Ansley Paddock Scranton, age 97, of Penn Yan, passed away Saturday, (December 24, 2011) at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home.
Friends and family may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, (January 4th) at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel in Penn Yan. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday (January 5th) at the Branchport United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Gifford officiating. Burial will follow at Branchport Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Branchport United Methodist Church, c/o David Thorne, Treasurer, 3988 Belknap Rd., Branchport, N.Y. 14418; Modeste Bedient Memorial Library, 3699 Rte 54A, Branchport, N.Y. 14418; or to the Gu-Ya-No-Ga Chapter of NSDAR, c/o Janet Stone, Treasurer, 14314 W. Lake Rd, Hammondsport, N.Y. 14840.
Mary was born on August 5, 1914 in Italy Hill, N.Y., the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Keighley Ansley. With her husband, Elden Paddock, they owned a dairy farm on Italy Hill Road in Branchport for 25 years. She was an active member of the Branchport United Methodist Church and the Gu-Ya-No-Ga Chapter, NSDAR. She had also served on the Branchport Library Board, Cooperative Extension Board, and the Prattsburgh High School Alumni Association. She served the Republican Party as a town committee person for many years and was named Yates County Republican of the Year in 1996.
Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna & Bert Alexander of Middlesex; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas & Joan Paddock of Penn Yan; granddaughter Heather Alexander of Wedgefeild, S.C.; sister, Margaret Flynn of Penn Yan; and brother, Clarence Ansley of Penn Yan.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Elden Paddock and her sisters, Edith Ansley, Beulah Rapalee, Mable Frank, and Juanita Lindstrom and brother, Charles Ansley.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www. townsendwoodfuneral chapel.com.
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2012
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