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AFTON - Alice I. Wearne, 92, formerly of Afton, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Elizabeth Church Manor.
She was born on April 17, 1925, daughter of the late Ralph and Grace (Lord) Monahan.
Alice grew up in Bainbridge and graduated from Syracuse University with her teaching degree.
She taught at Newark Valley and later Afton Central School, where she taught until her retirement.
On June 21, 1947, she was married to Clifford A. Wearne at the Bainbridge Baptist Church. They shared nearly 70 years of marriage until he predeceased her on March 11, 2016.
Alice was an avid quilter, a member of the Afton Golf Club and a founder of Foster Park.
She is survived by her son, Jim Wearne; grandchildren, Kiri, Darci, Caleb; and nephews, William Monahan and Lawrence Monahan.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Alice was predeceased by her brother, James Monahan; and niece, Pamela LeFever.
Thanks go to the many special friends who helped care for Alice.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.
A memorial service will begin at 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Burial will be private in Eastside Cemetery, Afton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alice's name may be directed to Foster Park, 14 Highland Ave., Afton, NY 13730.
Condolences may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on December 10, 2017
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