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Janett (Webb) Colyer obituary

contributed by Tonya Frickey

Janett Colyer
February 26, 1997

 
Janett Webb Colyer, 88, of Route 30, Schoharie, died Wednesday at the Eden Park Nursing Home, Cobleskill, after being stricken.

Mrs. Colyer lived on Nott Street, Schenectady, during her childhood, before moving to Schoharie. She was a 1927 graduate of Schoharie High School and graduated from Oneonta Normal School.

Mrs. Colyer taught in a one-room schoolhouse on Route 30 near her home. Subsequently, she moved to Northport, Long Island, where she taught fourth grade. After her marriage, she returned to Schoharie. For more than 20 years, she taught English at Cobleskill Central School, retiring in 1968.

In her early years, she was a Miss Schoharie County.

Mrs. Colyer was a member of and former regent for the Schoharie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was instrumental in the restoration of the DAR Hall on Main Street. She was a volunteer at the Community Hospital of Schoharie County in Cobleskill.

Mrs. Colyer was a member of the Schoharie Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Everett L. Colyer, whom she married May 20, 1933, died in 1978.

Survivors include a daughter, Betsy C. Guernsey of Schoharie; a son, Richard W. Colyer of Schoharie; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. March 5 at the Schoharie United Presbyterian Church on Main Street.

Burial will be in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Schoharie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in care of Anne Sholtes, regent, P.O. Box 87, Schoharie 12157.

Arrangements are by the Langan Funeral Home.


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