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COOPERSTOWN - Virginia Foote, 85, of Cooperstown, passed away Feb. 20, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
She was born April 16, 1932, in Mahopac, the youngest of seven children of John and Alvina (Blumer) Deinhardt.
Virginia was a 1950 graduate of Mahopac High School.
A dedicated homemaker while her children were young, Virginia then worked in retail prior to joining the Reader's Digest magazine until her retirement.
In 1989, Virginia moved to Cooperstown to be near her daughter, and worked at The Brookwood School as well as Moon Dreams Gift Emporium.
She was an avid reader, cat lover, flower gardener and especially enjoyed spending time with family.
Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Bliss of Cooperstown; daughter-in-law, Carol Votta; five grandchildren, Jennifer Rudemyer, Steven (Jackie) Rudemyer, Rachel (Kyle) Bliss Grup, Eric Bliss, Ethan Bliss; great-granddaughters, Olivia Renaud, Kasey Grup; several nieces, nephews and her extended "Bliss Family".
Virginia was predeceased by her first husband, Andrew Rudemyer; second husband, Robert Foote; son, John Rudemyer; and all of her siblings.
At her request there will be no services.
As a way to remember Virginia, her family respectfully requests that memorial gifts be directed to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 297 River St. Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
The Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown is serving the family.
Published on February 27, 2018
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