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June 23, 2000

Bertha E. Allison
Ret. Teacher's Aide, 68

Bertha "Betty" E. Allison of Neversink, a retired teacher's aide for the Tri-Valley School District, died Monday, June 19, 2000 at her home. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Benjamin and the late Loretta Cypert Bertholf, she was born March 12, 1932 in Divine Corners.
Mrs. Allison is survived by her husband of 48 years, Karl Allison; two sons and daughters-in-law, Karl S. and Joanie Allison of Glasco, and Tim and Suzanne Allison of San Diego, CA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Lee and Buster TerBush of Grahamsville, and Karen and Mike Wolfe of Neversink; three brothers, Albert Bertholf of Divine Corners, and Leo and Ken Bertholf of Deland, FL; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Bill, Mike, Dick, and Raymond Bertholf, and a sister, Loretta Muthig.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 26, at 10 a.m. in the Church of Immaculate Conception, Rte 42, Woodbourne. The Rev. John J. Lynch will officiate.
Burial will be made in the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orange-Sullivan Hospice, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty.

Irma G. Rupp
Ret. Businesswoman, 79

Irma G. Rupp of Monticello, former owner of Irma's Sport Shop in Monticello and the Candy Cone Ice Cream Stand in White Lake, and a lifelong resident of the area, died Friday, June 16, 2000 at Horton Medical Center in Middletown. She was 79 years of age.
The daughter of the late Moses Hammond and the late Etta Palmer Hammond, she was born March 8, 1921 in Woodridge.
Mrs. Rupp was a member of the United Methodist Church in Monticello and was a past president of the Ladies Elks Lodge 1544, Monticello.
She is survived by one daughter, Candace Nutty of Albion; one son, Robert Rupp Jr.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Rupp Sr.
Funeral services were held on Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello. The Rev. Rosemary Smith officiated.
Burial was made in the Rock Ridge Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the United Methodist Church of Monticello, 255 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701, or to the local charity of one's choice.

Margaret Ris
Homemaker, 93

Margaret "Peggy" Ris, a homemaker of Liberty and a longtime resident of the area, died Monday, June 19, 2000 in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Community General Hospital. She was 93 years of age.
The daughter of the late James Bute and Margaret Gray Bute, she was born April 4, 1907 in Scotland.
She is survived by three nieces, Ellen Clark of Wurtsboro, Laurie Devore of Grahamsville, and Alexis Kahn of Monticello; two nephews, Allen Bute of AK and John Bute of FL; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Ris; daughter Margaret Glover; her three brothers, James Bute, Alexander Bute, and John Bute; and sister Ann Long.
Contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 22, at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, Main St., Woodbourne. Burial was to follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Woodbourne.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Anthony Perito, Director of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home.

Lucy Victoria Perry
Retired Counselor, 74

Lucy Victoria Perry of Liberty, a retired counselor at Dobb's Ferry Foster Home in Dobb's Ferry, died in Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ, on June 18, 2000. She was 74 years of age.
The daugher of the late Rev. Leslie and Caroline Gaines O'Bannon, she was born on May 4, 1926 in Hurricane, AL.
Mrs. Perry moved to Sullivan County in 1992 and became a member of the Bethlehem Temple Church and the Infirmary Road Day Care Center.
She is survived by eight children, Timothy Koen and David Koen of Monticello, Leroy Koen of New Jersey, Peter Koen of Oklahoma, Lockwood Koen and Theresa Koen of California, Katherine Perry of Liberty, and Elizabeth Koen of North Carolina; two sisters, Lelia Coleman Young of South Carolina and Mildred O'Bannon of Monticello; two sisters-in-law, Georgie O'Bannon of California and Annebelle O'Bannon of Monticello; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Perry; two children, Judy and Freddie Koen; three sisters, Essie Lee, Rosabelle and Agnes O'Bannon; and three brothers, Alvin, Albert, and Nelson O'Bannon.
Friends may call at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 66 St. John St., Monticello, on Friday, June 23 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Bethelehem Temple Church, Fairground Rd., Monticello on Saturday, June 24, at noon. The Rev. Mervin Armstead will officiate. Burial will be held in Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello.
Funeral arrangements were made by Ramsay's Funeral Homes Inc, 66 St. John St., Monticello.

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