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FRANKLIN - Faith Wynne, 97, of Franklin died at home surrounded by children on Jan. 23, 2018.
Faith Natalie Glenwood was born Sept. 22, 1921 in Hudson. The eldest daughter of the John B. and Florence (Wandel) Glenwood, Faith moved with her family to many villages throughout the Hudson Valley where her father, a United Methodist pastor, served local churches. In June 1939, Faith graduated from Kingston High School with honors and with excellence in Latin. She was a charter member of the Kingston High School National Honor Society. Faith attended Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with an academic scholarship, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. in language in 1943.
She married Gene F Black, who was a United Methodist pastor, on Aug. 6, 1944, and together they had two children.
She was predeceased by her husband on Nov. 19, 1970 and then worked for Delaware County Social Services as a protective case worker and later was employed by The Hospital in Sydney as a social worker.
On Oct. 8, 1977, she married Alfred C. Wynne of Ridgewood, New Jersey. She lived in New Jersey and Manhattan until Alfred's death in June 1981 when she returned to her home in Franklin and cared for her father until his death in 1988.
Faith was a lifelong United Methodist who in recent years attended the Aldrich Baptist Church. She was a member of the Onesipherai reading club for 50 years, an avid reader and enjoyed travel, cooking, baking (especially pie and chocolate chip cookies) and knitting. She played the piano and accompanied her first husband, her daughter and a number of children's choirs in the churches she attended over the years.
She is survived by her children, Gregory Francis Black and wife, Frances of Evansville, Indiana and Elizabeth Jane (Betsy) Ott of Mahopac and her husband, Gary; five grandchildren, Lisa Black Zaleski, Erin Black and Amy Black, Gene (Erin) Ott and Emily (Marcel) Galang; and eight great-grandchildren, Noah and Delia Zaleski, Anya and Ella Black-Andrade, Isaac and Amelia Ott, and Josephina and MacArthur Galang. Faith is also survived by her sister, Gwendolyn Jones of Oneonta; and brother-in-law, Lauren Black of Bloomington, Indiana; as well as a nephew, several nieces and their children and grandchildren.
A Funeral Service of Death and Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26, at the Franklin United Methodist Church, Main Street, Franklin. Calling hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main St., Franklin.
The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin United Methodist Church, 475 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775 or the Aldrich Baptist Church, P.O. Box 174, Franklin, NY 13775.
Condolences may be made at www.bennettfh.com.
Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.
Published on January 23, 2018
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