Anna Spath

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Anna Spath

February 24, 1940 - November 23, 2018

Anna Spath ONEONTA - Anna Spath, 78, of Oneonta, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at her home, following a brief illness.
Anna was born Feb. 24, 1940, in Middletown, to the late Peter and Helen (Vandermark) Elliott Sr.
She was a resident of the Stony Point and Middletown area for more than 40 years.
On Oct. 12, 1974, Anna married John Spath Jr. in Suffern. John predeceased her on May 5, 2012.
Anna worked for Letchworth Developmental Center as a direct support staff until her retirement. Upon her retirement, Anna and John moved their family to Oneonta.
Anna loved to read in her spare time. She especially enjoyed reading books about the Amish culture. She also was a doll collector.
Anna is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Spath of Clarksville, Texas; sons, John J. Spath III of Oneonta, Ryan Spath and Lynne Fancher of Otego and James Spath of Oneonta; sister, Margaret Kanoff of Middletown; her loving grandchildren, Mattia and Imani; along with her loving great-grandchildren, Tristen, Christopher and Shakim.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Rebecca Spath; her brothers, Peter Elliott, James Elliott and Richard Elliott; as well as by her sisters, Marie Clouse and Irene Stephens.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, when the family will be in attendance.
Funeral services for Anna Spath will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Bookhout Funeral Home with the Rev. David Rockwell officiating.
Committal services and burial will follow in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on November 29, 2018
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