Mary H. Vergason

Vergason, Mary H.

Nichols: Softly in the morning, you heard a gentle call, you took the hand God offered you, and quietly left us all….Mary H. Vergason, 87, of Decker Hill Rd., Nichols went to her heavenly home Thursday morning, April 10, 2014 following a period of declining health. Mary was born on October 5, 1926 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of Howard and Pearl (Friggel) Cochran. Mary was a member of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church where she participated with the United Methodist Women and was a member of the OES ~ Waverly Star Chapter No. 9. Many will remember Mary for her smile and caring ways. For over 20 years, Mary worked at the Tioga Central School in the cafeteria. She enjoyed square dancing, making crafts, and camping ~ although her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family. Mary always looked forward to attending sporting events for her great grandchildren. Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Fred Ackley of Brackney; special friends, Sue and Chuck Alger; her brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Marilyn Vergason of Bodine, PA; sister, Phyllis Culver of Williamsport, PA; her special grandchildren, Kirk and Susan Vergason of Clarksville, TN; Michael Vergason of Nichols, Jason Ackley of Brackney, PA; Brian Alger, Heather Snyder; great grandchildren: Cassandra, Melissa and Patrick Vergason; Ryan and Brittany Vergason; Nick and Katie Alger, Ashley and Matthew Snyder; a great great granddaughter Harper. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Mary was predeceased by her husband of nearly 66 years Clair Vergason on July 16, 2009; her sons: Ernest in 1964 and David in 2003; brothers William Cochran, John Bloomer and Clayton Cochran; sister Shirley Priscilla. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Mary's life will follow at noon with Pastor Jon Austin, officiating. Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Lounsberry United Methodist Women, PO Box 318, Nichols, NY 13812 or the OES ~ Waverly Star Chapter No. 9, c/o Carolyn Eiklor, 67 Perrine Rd., Owego, NY 13827 in loving memory of Mary H. Vergason.

Funeral Home

Sutfin Funeral Chapel
273 South Main Street Nichols, NY 13812
(607) 699-3060

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2014