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The following obituaries submitted by: Evelyn Henderson O'Connell, August 11, 2008

From Oneonta Star, Thursday 21, 1966
Jay C. Vrooman
Hobart - Jay C. Vrooman Sr., 69, of East Main Street, Hobart, died unexpectedly Wednesday at the Community Hospital, Stamford, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Hobart Methodist Church, the Rev. Philip J. Gehres, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Harpersfield Center Cemetery, Harpersfield. Mr. Vrooman was born May 17, 1896 at Blenheim, a son of Adelbert and Grace (James) Vrooman. He married Iva Henderson on March 2, 1924 at Harpersfield. A resident of the Hobart area for the past 40 years, he formerly owned and operated a farm. He was a member of the Hobart Methodist Church; a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War I in France; a member of the Veterans of World War I. Delaware Barracks, Walton and a member of the Lt. Harry Pruden Jr. Post VFW, Stamford. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Jay C Vrooman Jr., Binghamton, and Howard H. Vrooman, Oxford; and two grandchildren, Kimberly and Timothy Vrooman, both of Oxford; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Mattice, Middleburgh; a brother, Delmar Vrooman, Blenheim; and several neices and nephews. Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Home, Stamford, at their convenience. The family will be in attendance after 7 p. m. Friday

from: The Daily Star, Saturday, June 7, 1975
Howard Vroman
Binghamton - Howard H. Vroman, 39, of Binghamton, a radio and television announcer, died Thursday, June 5, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. He was born April 24, 1936 at Hobart, a son of Jay C. and Ivah (Henderson) Vroman. He was a graduate of South Kortright Central School in 1954 and of Ithaca College in the Class of 1958. A resident of the Binghamton area for about 15 years, he was a radio and television announcer of WBJA, Channel 34, Binghamton. He is survived by three children, Kimberly, Timothy, and Jay, all of Oxford; his mother, Mrs. George (Ivah) Flower of Hobart, and one brother Jay C., of Binghamton, and several cousins. The funeral will be at 2 p. m., Sunday, June 8 at the Hobart United Methodist Church with the Rev Philip Gary, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Harpersfield Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart, after 7 p. m., Saturday.

from: Oneonta Star, November 22, 1995
Ivah V. Flower
Hobart - Ivah V. Flower, 91, died Nov. 20, 1995 at A. O. Fox Hospital, Oneonta. She was born Nov 20, 1904 in Harpersfield, the daughter of James and Lizzy (Grenell) Henderson. She married Jay Vrooman on March 2, 1924. He died April 20, 1966. She then married George Flower on March 8, 1969. He passed away Feb 4, 1986. Mrs. Flower was a lifelong area resident and a housewife. She was a member of the Hobart United Methodist Church. Survivors include a stepson, Kennith Flower of Hobart; four grandchildren, Timothy Flower of Hobart, Kimberly Kelly of Baldwinsville, Timothy Vrooman of Minetto and Jay Vrooman of Norwich; five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 2 p. m., today, Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart with the Rev. Richard Elder officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Harpersfield Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Hobart United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart and Davenport.

Walton Reporter July 23, 1989
Charles Wilson
Charles Gordon Wilson, a veteran member of Delhi Fire department and interior decorator for several celebrities, died Tuesday, Aug 15 at the home of Mrs. Viola McMurdy, Delhi. He was 84 years old. Mr. Wilson was born at Meridale June 4, 1905 to Ellsworth and Lula E. Vandenburgh Wilson. He was married to Florence Henderson in 1926. She died in 1979. Mr. Wilson entered army service in 1943 and was a member of Delhi post of the American Legion. He lived in California 1945 - 1977, and while there was a painter and decorator for several entertainers including Phil Harris; Alice Faye; Dean Martin, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Services were Thursday at Woodland cemetery, Delhi, with Dr. Robert W. Barrett of Delhi in charge. Gift donations in his name may be made to Catskill Area hospice, Oneonta, Delhi Fire department or Delhi Legion post. Arrangements were by Hall and Peet Funeral home of Delhi.

from: unidentified newspaper clipping - 1979
Mrs. Florene Wilson
Delhi - Mrs. Florene H. Wilson, 76, of 34 Second Street, Delhi, a Delaware County native and 58-year Delhi resident, died Friday, October 19, at Fox Hospital, Oneonta, after an extended illness. She was born March 1, 1903 at Harpersfield, a daughter of James W. and Liz M. (Grinell) Henderson. She was married to Charles Gordon Wilson on October 30, 1926 at Harpersfield. A resident of Delhi since the early 1920s, for 32 years Mrs. Wilson spent the winter months in Palm Springs, Calif., where she was employed as a hotel housekeeper until her retirement. She attended the Delhi United Methodist Church (United Ministry of Delhi). Surviving are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Gladys) Bruce, Stamford; Mrs. George (Ivah) Flower, Hobart, and Mrs. Renford (Evelyn) Grow, Union Springs; an aunt, Mrs. Charles (Jenney) Buckingham, Laurens, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Freida Kendall, Oneonta, and several nieces and nephews and a cousin.

from: Stamford Mirror Recorder March 17, 1988
Evelyn Grow
Evelyn Henderson Grow, 76, of St. Cloud, FL died Tuesday, March 8. Born in Harpersfield, she moved to St. Cloud from Union Springs in 1978. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, Harpersfield Center. She was also a Past Worthy Matron of the Bainbridge - Afton Chapter #354, Order of the Eastern Star, Bainbridge. She is survived by her husband, Renford Lewis; one son, William Grow of Union Springs; a sister, Ivah Flower, Hobart; her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 20, from the Grisson Chapel, Kissimmee, FL, with The Rev. Harold E. Millard, associate minister, First United Methodist Church, Kissimmee, officiating. The Order of the Eastern Star Ritual in the chapel was conducted by Kissimmee Chapter #62, Order of the Eastern Star. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by Grissom Funeral Home.

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