|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1907|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2000|
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - June 10, 2000
Deceased Name: CONSTANCE L. BINNS
Constance Lunt Binns, age 92, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in Newport News after a brief illness. Born in Bronxville, N.Y., October 3, 1907, she spend much of her life in her beloved New England.
Miss Binns worked as a children's librarian in the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library, and later entered an Episcopal religious order in Boston, the Society of Saint Margaret, where she served as a teacher and ran children's camps. In her retirement, she moved to Cape Cod and made a home with her companion, Margaret Shrader, with whom she spent 20 years raising Kerry blue terriers and participating in a cottage industry making shell ornaments.
In 1993, Miss Binns moved to Williamsburg, thence to Yorktown. She spent the final four years of her life as a resident at Regency Health Care Center. In addition to her companion, she is survived by her niece, Mrs. Andrew Pickens Johnson of Wayland, Mass.
A memorial service, including Holy Eucharist, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Grace Episcopal Church, Yorktown, with the Rev. Carleton B. Bakkum and the Rev. Dr. Wayne Price officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 123, Yorktown, VA 23690.
Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
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