OGDENSBURG - Phoebe Jane Little, 92, of Ogdensburg, died Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Andover Nursing Home following a long illness. Born and raised in Ogdensburg on the Predmore family farm. Phoebe had also lived many years in Sparta and Wantage before moving back to Ogdensburg. Daughter of the late John and Rachel E. (Willis) Predmore, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sibling, loyal friend and homemaker. Phoebe enjoyed spending time with her family and was known as the family organizer and planner for all gatherings. Phoebe worked for 26 years at Ames Rubber Corporation before retiring in 1986. Mrs. Little was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, John, in 1954; her son, Richard J., in 1987; as well as her 13 siblings: brothers, Frank, Edward, Daniel, John, Martin, Clarence, Everett, Emmett and Elmer Predmore and sisters, Edith Little, Clara Kays, Elizabeth Sliker and Anna Morris. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce E. Smith, of Ogdensburg; her grandchildren, Wayne Little, Kathy Little, Judy Perentin and Jane Krueger; as well as her great-grandchildren, Shawn, Colleen, Todd, Adam and Rebecca. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton, immediately followed by interment in North Hardyston Cemetery, Route 94, Hardyston, Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 3, 2013