February 17, 2013
Laura E. Westfall 91, of Shutters Corners, Town of Wright died Sunday, February 17 at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born February 2, 1922 in Schoharie, a daughter of Stephen and Rhoba (Bullock) Wilber and attended the Barton Hill Schoolhouse and later, Schoharie High School. Mrs. Westfall married Frank C. Westfall, Sr. on April 6, 1940 and together, they operated the Gallupville Corner Store. Mrs. Westfall also worked at the Old Stone Fort Museum and volunteered at the Cobleskill Community Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gallupville and served on the church council, the Gallupville Rural Cemetery board, the Town of Wright Historical Society and Town of Wright Senior Citizens. Laura was also a member of the Gallupville Canastra Club, enjoyed Tole Painting, bottle collecting, traveling and camping. She loved her family, her church, and her wonderful neighbors.
Mrs. Westfall was predeceased by her husband who died on July 22, 1986, three sons Thomas G. Westfall, Frank C. Westfall, Jr., and Joseph C. Westfall and an infant daughter, Bonnie, along with her siblings; Martha Ottman, Flossie Wood, Mabel Armstrong, John Wilber, Stephen Wilber, Leroy Wilber and Ray Wilber.
Survivors include six grandchildren; Donna (Rick) Rudd of Blacksburg, Virginia, Daniel (Tara) Westfall of Coxsackie, Douglas Westfall, of Glens Falls, Christopher Westfall, of Greenland, Maine, Janet (Eric) Partridge, of East Durham and Michael (Ginger) Westfall, of Davie, Florida, fourteen great-grandchildren; Mackenzie, Nick, Lizzy, Jake, Tasha, Sophia, Kacie, Courtney, Cole, Katie, Emilee, Ben, Laura, and Tyler, two daughters-in-law; Linda Westfall, of Cobleskill and Melanie Westfall of Amsterdam along with several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, February 20th at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Schoharie. A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, February 21st at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gallupville, State Rte. #443. Burial will be later in the Gallupville Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Westfall to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 22, Gallupville, NY 12073. Further information is available at www.langanfuneralhome.com