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Dorotha Ticknor VanNess
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1914
Ithaca
Tompkins County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2012
Potsdam
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA

Dorotha VanNess
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012


POTSDAM Mrs. Dorotha Ticknor VanNess, 98, died peacefully at her home in Potsdam Saturday, March 10, 2012, surrounded by her family and caregivers.

A memorial service for Mrs. VanNess will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam. Rev. James Barnes, Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Potsdam, will officiate. Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:30 p.m.

Born in Ithaca, New York, on January 29, 1914, she graduated from Cornell University in 1936. Dorotha moved to Potsdam to begin her teaching career where she met and married John VanNess on September 13, 1941. Their two children, Mrs. Susan VanNess Sewall of Massena, New York, and David VanNess of Malone, New York, survive them. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Rebecca of Webster, New York, and James VanNess of Peru, New York, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one sister, Doris VanVleet of Richmond, Indiana.

Dorotha was the most senior member of the Potsdam United Methodist Church, Past President of the Hospital Guild and a member of the Garden Club in Potsdam. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed entertaining.

Her husband, John, and her brother, Raymond G. Ticknor, predeceased her.

Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Potsdam United Methodist Church, Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley or a charity of one's choice. 
 
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  John S VanNess (1914 - 1996)
 
Burial:
Bayside Cemetery
Potsdam
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Michael Wayne
Record added: Mar 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86568739
Dorotha <i>Ticknor</i> VanNess
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 Added: Mar. 11, 2012
 
 
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