Mrs. Mary Anne Barnum, 62, of West Prospect Street, passed away in the comfort of her home, with her loving family by her side, on Oct. 10, 2013.
Mary Anne was born in Ilion on July 13, 1951, a daughter of the late Charles and Beverly (Murphy) DeLong. She was a lifelong Ilion resident and received her education in Ilion schools, graduating with the class of 1969. On July 10, 1971, she and John H. Barnum were married in the Ilion United Methodist Church. They shared 42 years of devoted commitment to each other. Mary Anne was employed as a secretary at Midtown Wings and Wheels in Ilion.
Mary Anne derived her greatest pleasure from her family and home. She was a member of the Mohawk and Ilion American Legions and enjoyed her part-time bar tending job at both.
She is survived by her devoted husband, John, and her loving children, Malinda Lynch and her husband, Ed, of Ilion, Vicki Cusworth and her husband, Dan, of Mohawk, and Debra Dooley and Patrick Dooley, of Ilion. She adored her grandchildren, Bryon and Jacob Lynch, Johna Cusworth, and Heylee and Hayden Dooley. She also leaves her siblings, Charles DeLong, of Little Falls, Barbara Weeks and her husband, John, of Mohawk, Tom DeLong and his wife, Marianne, of North Carolina, Cathy Wiggins and her husband, Terry, of Mohawk, Susan Guyer and her husband, Loren, of Ilion, and Melissa Diehl, of West Winfield; along with her in-laws, Paul and Barbara Barnum, of Arizona, Tom and Sherry Panko, and Mike and Bernadette Mundorff, of Mohawk; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, James DeLong.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd. Ilion (town of Frankfort) (894-8000). Mary Anne’s funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Robert Wollaber. Burial will take place in Mohawk Cemetery, Vickerman Hill, at the convenience of the family.
Mary Anne’s family would like to thank Hospice, Dr. Sikder and his staf, and the staff of the Faxton-St. Luke’s Outpatient Infusion Unit for the wonderful care and compassion extended to her during her illness.
To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.eneafamily.com.
Harry and Kevin Enea, and Donald J. Applegate, funeral directors, are caring for the family.