Jean N.  More
ONEONTA - Jean N. More, 89, of Oneonta, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at her home, with her loving family by her side.
She was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Bridgewater, to the late Aubrey and Mabel (Strong) Saxe.
Jean attended Richfield Springs Central School.
She married Harry "Shorty" Glenn More on Nov. 29, 1947.
Harry predeceased her Aug. 4, 1993.
Jean and Harry, along with several other parents, were instrumental in developing Otsego Company Mental Retardation Association, a group for Individuals with developmental disabilities, which later became the ARC Otsego. In its beginning, Jean served as secretary/treasurer as well as a board member.
She was a dedicated homemaker and she loved to bake. Jean was also a babysitter for many families in the area. She was always very active doing puzzles and word searches. Jean was an avid reader and enjoyed collecting books. She enjoyed dancing and country music as well. She also enjoyed going to plays at Orpheus Theatre.
In her younger years, she was a Brownie leader and was involved with 4-H.
Jean was always very supportive of family, especially her grandchildren. During her family's sporting events, music concerts or art shows, Jean was always their biggest cheerleader. She loved spending time with her family and was well-known for always sitting on her front porch. Jean's door was always open for anyone who might need something.
She is survived by her loving children, Teresa More of Oneonta, Jacqueline Hill of Laurens, Kathy Hewlett (Richard) of Otego, Wendy More of Oneonta and Tracey (Steve) Robinson of Oneonta; grandchildren, Tammy (Eric) Muth, Rebecca (Dwayne) Jackson, Bryon (Lena) Hewlett, Renee (Joseph) Fairgrieve, Carrie Jean (Bumper) DeJoy, Mathew (Melissa) Robinson and Jacob Harry Robinson; great-grandchildren, Katelynn and Addilynn Muth, Heather and Austin Jackson, Peyton, Alana, and Jack Fairgrieve, Rickie Brennan and Sam DeJoy, Lucas and Jake DeJoy, Samantha Beltcher and PJ Baughman; great-great-grandchildren, Jasper and Noa; brother-in-law, Don Wilson of Florida; sisters-in-law, Roberta and Dorleen; as well as many nieces; nephews; cousins; and many special friends.
She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Dorothy (Bruce) VanBenschoten, Eleanor "Ona" Bradley, Wesley Saxe, Aubrey (Ruth) Saxe Jr. and Ethel Wilson.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, when the family will be in attendance. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Bookhout Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donna Taylor Martin of Elm Park United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oneonta Plains Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean's name to Huntington Memorial Library for children's books, 62 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820, Ainsley's Angels, 33 Jefferson Ave., or Oneonta High School Band, 130 East St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Published on November 18, 2019


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Barbara VanDusen and Julie Benincasa
Nov 21, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was the very best “Lady down the Street” as she signed her Christmas cards to us each year. That always made us smile, even though we moved away so long ago. We have loved and missed her all these years and she will always be in our hearts. Our prayers and with your family at this time. ❤️
JoDee and Peter Daum, and family
Nov 19, 2019
We are very sorry for the loss of your mom (and grandma). Your family is in our thoughts at this time. I'll always remember her for how much she loved her family, and how much she laughed.