OBITUARIES: Overbaugh, Powell, Anderson

Elizabeth Overbaugh (1920 -2017)

PHILMONT—Elizabeth Overbaugh, “Aunt Betty,” of Pine Haven Nursing Home died peacefully February 28, 2017. She was 97-years-old.

She was born January 2, 1920 in Catskill but lived most of her adult life in Hudson. She was the daughter of Roy Eugene and Martha Ina Myers Overbaugh.

Upon graduation from Catskill High School, she was first employed as a veterinary assistant for Dr. DuBois Jenkins at Academy Street, Catskill. She also worked at Kadin Bros. Pocketbook Factory (Athens/Hudson) and retired from Charter Supply in Philmont.

An avid lifetime animal lover, she was the proud owner of a horse, many birds, and many more dogs (her favorite breed was the Chihuahua). When she could no longer own a “real” pet, her “stuffed” ones replaced them at the nursing home.

For the last six years, Miss Overbaugh amused and entertained the staff at Pine Haven. Her family thanks the Pine Haven staff for providing her with excellent care and love.

“When I graduate I want to join the circus and train horses,” says a quote from her high school yearbook.

“You are free to do that now, Aunt Betty.”

She is survived by: nieces, Nancy (Overbaugh) Rogers (David), Linda (Overbaugh) Van Schaack (Donald), Caryl (Overbaugh) Stimson (Chris), Karen (Overbaugh) Day; nephew, Bob Overbaugh; nieces-in-law, Joyce Overbaugh and Eileen Overbaugh; and nephew-in-law, Dan Toth. Also Kerice’s nephew, Frank Martin and his family; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by: her brothers and their wives, Eugene Overbaugh (Georgie), Vernon Overbaugh (Marie), Francis Overbaugh (Ruth); nephews, Duane Overbaugh, Don Overbaugh; niece, Doris (Overbaugh) Toth; nephew-in-law, Rich Day; niece-in-law, Pat Overbaugh; loving friend and companion, Marion K. Way.

Calling hours will be held March 7, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home, March 8 at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society (SPAC), 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Condolences may be expressed at

Judith M. Powell (1944 – 2017)

ALBANY—Judith M. Powell, 73, of Cairo passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Albany Medical Center.

Born February 12, 1944 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Bessie (Skinkle) March.

Besides her children, she was a mother to many. She was proud of her Indian heritage and loved her pets.

She is survived by: the love of her life and soulmate, Scott Travis of Cairo; three children, Barbara Twigg (Steven) of Monroe, CT, Keith Crawford (Tammy) and Lauren Phillips (James Bramah), both of Kinderhook; five grandchildren, Kristina Sanzo, Timothy Crawford, Steven Twigg, Jr., Steven and Julia Phillips; two stepchildren, Rene White and William Powell; five step-grandchildren, James and Jessica White, Jesus Cruz, Cheyenne Touchet and Marissa Boyles; a sister, Nancy Poole; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ellsworth, Charles and Sherwood March.

At Ms. Powell’s request there will be no calling hours. Friends and family attended a celebration of her life Saturday, March 4 at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Ella Anderson (1924 – 2017)

CATSKILL—Ella Anderson, 92, of Blue Hill Road, Livingston died March 1, 2017 at the Pines of Catskill.

Born May 5, 1924 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late William and Eudora (Sheffer) Lyke.

Prior to her retirement she worked as a nurse’s aide at the former Adventist Nursing Home in Livingston.

Surviving are: her two sons, John (Denise) Anderson, Jr., and Elwood Anderson; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by: a brother, Elwood Lyke and five sisters, Irene Lyke, Evelyn Lyke, Edith Poucher, Mildred Hotaling and Helen Tompkins.

There are no calling hours.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, March 4 at the Linlithgo Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Inc., 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed at

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