BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Adria Miller Congdon Courtney

FALCONER – Adria Miller Congdon Courtney, 93, of GerryLevant Road, Falconer, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at home, with her family by her side.

She was born July 22, 1920. in Randolph, the daughter of the late William L. and Pearl Adria Miller Congdon. She was a 1938 graduate of Randolph Central School and attended Jamestown Business College.

Adria retired as coowner of the former Exxon service station in Kennedy, and in addition to being a homemaker extraordinaire, she worked in her younger days at the former National Worsted Mills in Falconer and Bell Air Craft in Buffalo. She was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and the New York State Ladies Home Bureau.

She was a Girl Scout troop leader and was active in the Chautauqua County 4H program, and had won many awards over the years at the county fair for her fine needlework and crocheting.

Her interests included birdwatching, crocheting, knitting, cooking, dancing and her seamstress work. She loved gardening, flowers and plants. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her large family and many friends.

She is survived a son; Charles D. Courtney Jr. and his wife, Jackie of Falconer; four daughters: Mary Ann Courtney Keyser of Cassadaga, N.Y., Barbara June Courtney Washburg and her husband, James of Falconer, Maureen Kay Courtney Mayer of Falconer, and Carol Adria Courtney of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 12 great greatgrandchildren; a brother, Rodney B. Congdon and his wife, Marilyn of Depew; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Louise Ball of Falconer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Courtney Sr., whom she married Aug. 29, 1945, and who preceded her on Aug. 27, 2012; two sons: infant James Peter Courtney and Brian James Courtney in 2009; a brother; William Congdon; and sisters: Julia Congdon Merrill and Katherine Downey.

Visitation will not be observed. A memorial service will announced at a later date by the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph.

To leave a condolence, log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome. com.

Memorials may be made to the Falconer Library or the Falconer Fire Department or to a charity of choice.