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The Telegram
  • Betty Jean Sterling

  • Betty Jean Sterling, 79, of Walnut Street in Mohawk, passed away on Friday April 26, 2013, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer.

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  • Betty Jean Sterling, 79, of Walnut Street in Mohawk, passed away on Friday April 26, 2013, at Valley Health Services in Herkimer.
    Jean was born on May 28, 1933, in Ilion, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Charbonneau) Evans. She was a secretary and reading aid for the Mohawk schools until her retirement. On July 19, 1952, Jean married Charles Sterling.
    Jean was a member of the Paines Hollow Methodist Church where she was superintendent, treasurer and teacher of Sunday school. Jean was active in the Home Bureau and was a former Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader; she enjoyed taking care of children.
    Jean is survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Keith and his wife, Janet, and Kevin and his wife, Terri; two daughters, Kathleen and her husband, Bill Loomis, and Kolleen and her husband, Ken Rice; two sisters, Mary and her husband, Dave Rankins, and Nancy and her husband, Earl Pratt. She also leaves her grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Chad, Samantha, Kasandra, Paul, Kelly, Jim, Rachel, Matthew and Marshall and her great-grandchildren, Craig, Joseph, Brandon, Andrew, Julia and Lilly. She also leaves a special friend, Seth. Jean is predeceased by a brother, Robert and two great grandchildren, Aiden and Benjamin.
    A memorial service for Jean will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013, at noon at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Liz Harter and Dr. Roger Klossner will officiate; interment will be in the Mohawk Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday May 3, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers friends are asked to consider memorial donations to Valley Health Services, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.

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