Jessie M. Gere, 81, recently of New Berlin, N.Y. and formerly of Pilot Mountain, N.C., and Sherburne, N.Y., died peacefully on April 12, 2013, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin.
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She was born June 7, 1931 in Dallas, the daughter of William and Bertha Mae (Harris) Krause. Jessie had been previously married to Robert Ashburner. She married Donald Gere April 25, 1981.
Jessie and Donald loved being in North Carolina for the past 30 years. Forever the homemaker, she enjoyed her yard, her flowers, baking bread, crocheting and her ceramics. Jessie was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Pilot Mountain.
Her husband Donald Gere; her children, Russell and Florence Ashburner, Rodney and Wendy Ashburner, David and Karen Ashburner, Julie Ashburner; her step-children Duane and Nancy Gere, Donalu and Jeffrey Emhof; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; her siblings, Ernest Krause, George Krause, John Krause, Keith Krause, Ruth Smith and Nan Schabre; her in-laws, Homer (Doris) Gere, Paul (Mary) Gere, and Dorintha Gere survive Jessie.
She was predeceased by her siblings Russell and Ira Krause, Louise Solanick and Marie Christinger.
Interment took place at the Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Contributions may be made in Jessie's memory to the 1st Baptist Church of Pilot Mountain. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston and condolences to the family may be left at the funeral home website, www.hjtfuneralhome.com.
Published in Susquehanna County Independent from Apr. 24 to Apr. 30, 2013