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Friday, October 24, 2014

Edna R. Lord, 83 years of age, of Sloan Road, Caton, NY

Edna R. Lord
Edna R. Lord, 83 years of age, of Sloan Road, Caton, NY, passed on Oct. 21, 2014 at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, Pa.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1931 in Trenton, N.J., the daughter of Orville and Eunice Hoagland. She was a graduate of Trenton High School and Trenton State College with a degree in Elementary Education.

Edna and Bob were married on June 16, 1956 in Trenton, N.J. She was a devoted wife and her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Edna taught elementary school in Trenton, N.J, Hornell, N.Y., and in Corning at the Beaver Valley Elementary School and other Corning area schools. She was also a substitute teacher, teaching assistant, and classroom volunteer.

In 1983, she received a degree in Human Services from Corning Community College and worked for New York State in the Developmentally Disabled field at Painted Post, N.Y. She retired from New York state in 1993.

Edna enjoyed volunteer work with the Corning Library as well as singing with the Caton United Methodist Choir. Her other hobbies included reading, writing, and helping others. Edna was a member of the Caton Grange and Twin Tier Vintage Car Club. She and Bob ran the Caton Community Blood drives for many years at the Caton United Methodist Church.

Her survivors include her beloved husband of 58 years, Bob; daughter, Pamela (Lord) Roller and son-in-law, Jay, of Valencia, Calif.; son, Roger and daughter-in-law, Lynn (Withers), of Moravia; two grandchildren, Heidi (Lord) Wright and her husband, Corey, of Lockport, N.Y., and Bryan (fiancée Katie Stayton) Lord, of Moravia; sister, Mary Mehaffey, of Lakeland, Fla., and sister-in-law, Jane Lord, of LeRoy, N.Y.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 East First St., in Corning. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the Caton United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Bouwens and Pastor Chad Sayers officiating.

The family would appreciate that memorial donations be given to the Southeast Steuben County Library System.

Edna’s family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.

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