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Frances H. Marteney

Frances H. Marteney, age 80, of Minerva, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Great Trail Care Center in Minerva.

Born Feb. 8, 1933, in Oneida, she was a daughter to French and Leona (LeBeau) Marteney.

She is a 1951 graduate of Augusta High School and graduated from Malone with a bachelor's degree in Education. She taught kindergarten in Malvern for 19 years having retired in 1985 and was the secretary for Augusta school for 13 years. She was a member of True North Church and former member of OEA and National Education Association.  She was the director of the Senior Center for 10 years, a Sunday school teacher for Mount Zion Methodist Church and hosted a weekly Bible study.

She is survived by eight brothers and sisters, Eva Wolf, Evelyn Hopkins, Oscar (Carol) Marteney, June Bettis, Elmer "Jack" Marteney, Darlene Billiter, and Pamela Marteney, all of Minerva, and Mary (Jaye) Runes of Centennial, CO; 17 nieces and nephews; and 34 great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Clark.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Bradley Clark officiating. Calling hours will be Friday from 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.  Following cremation, burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to the kindergarten classrooms at Malvern Local Schools.