Batavia - Charlotte L. Greening, 83, of Batavia, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015, All Saints Day, after a long illness.
The daughter of the late Frank A. Rathbun and Nelson and Kathryn Scholes Rathbun Spaulding was born in Nunda, NY January 4, 1932. She married Harold W. Greening on July 3, 1949 with whom she shared the love of travel and genealogy. He died January 7, 2007. She is also predeceased by her four year-old great-granddaughter, Coraline Victoria Iannello who died May 6, 2014.
Charlotte was a 1949 graduate of Attica High School and a 1993 retiree of the VA Medical Center, Batavia. She was employed by the Genesee County Historical Society on a part time basis after her retirement from the VA Medical Center. She was a member of the Elba First Presbyterian Church in Elba, NY; a member of the Elmwood Cemetery Association serving as secretary and later president; a 13 year member of the Anna Ingalsbe Lovell Chapter, NSDAR, Batavia, NY where she served as Recording Secretary for several years; and a member of the Collector’s Club.
She loved baking, especially during the Christmas Season when she would bake 200 dozen cookies and give them away to friends and family. She loved sewing and created dresses, suits and gowns for all occasions. She made quilts for her children and grandchildren, each one quilted by hand. She also enjoyed knitting hats, mittens, and scarves for her great-grandchildren and for the Mitten Tree at her church.
She loved life! Her passion was doing for others! There was never a task too big that she would not tackle. If you need help with anything or just wanted her to do it for you, all you had to do was ask.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane Eldridge of Batavia; son, Nelson (Natalie) Greening of Batavia; four grandchildren, Corinne (Preston) Ptak of Burnsville, NC, Kathryn Iannello of Prescott Valley, AZ, Nelson (Jennifer) Greening of Cincinnati, OH and Brian Greening of Batavia; eight great-grandchildren, Rebekah, Braeden, Nikolas, Kaeleah and Eleisha Ptak; Grace and Rae Elise Iannello and Joel Greening; a brother: Jerry (Phyllis) Spaulding of Clearwater, FL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her two dearest friends Donald and Barbara Lewis.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elba First Presbyterian Church, 23 North Main Street, Elba with Reverend Barbara Tipton officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, in Batavia
Memorials may be made to Elba First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 188, Elba, New York 14058 or to HomeCare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, New York 14020. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.
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