Anna Mae Cronkhite

Anna Mae Cronkhite, 89, formerly of 104 North Washington Street, Claxton Manor, Herkimer, passed away at the Folts Home, Herkimer, where she has been a resident.

She was born on March 5, 1923, in Palatine Bridge, N.Y., the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mildred (Kahn) Nellis. She was a graduate of the Canajoharie High School, class of 1939.

Anna Mae was united in marriage to her husband of 31 years, George S. Cronkhite on August 19, 1944. Mr. Cronkhite predeceased her on September 19, 1975.

Mrs. Cronkhite was of the Universalist faith and a 4-H and of the Minden Home Bureau leader for many years.

George and Anna Mae were the managers of the Mohawk and Minden Cooperative. After the passing of Mr. Cronkhite in 1975, Anna Mae continued to run the co-op until her retirement in 1987, working for a total of 25 years.

She is survived by: her two sons, James Cronkhite and his wife, Lorraine of Cooperstown, and Dennis Cronkhite and his wife, Maureen of Fort Plain; a daughter, Patricia Hurley and her husband, Christopher of Skaneateles; a brother, Benjamin Nellis Jr. and his wife, Marilyn of Palatine Bridge; five grandchildren, Bryan Cronkhite, Jennifer Raux and her husband, Randy, Karen Cronkhite, Chris and James Hurley. She was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Barshied.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Chapman-Moser Funeral Home Inc., 42 N. Ann Street, Little Falls, with the Rev. Nancy Ryan officiating. Interment will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery, Fords Bush in the spring.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on February 23, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. and to attend the funeral services that follow.

It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Cronkhite be considered to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005; and the Folts Homes, 104 N. Washington St., Herkimer, NY 13350. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.

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