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September 9, 2013 - 10:33am

Eleanor Woodruff Klotzbach

posted by Howard B. Owens.

Corfu - Eleanor W.. Klotzbach, 91, of Indian Falls, passed away Friday (September 6, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.

Mrs. Klotzbach was born August 23, 1922 in Ray, NY, a daughter of M. Merlyn and Grace (Hickox) Woodruff.

She was a graduate of Alexander Central School and SUNY at Morrisville.  After graduation from college she became a school dietician at Holland Patent, NY and later managed a cafeteria at Doehler-Jarvis in Batavia during WWII.  Following her marriage, she became a mother, homemaker and packed eggs for neighboring farms for many years.

Her interests included reading, sewing, gardening, food preservation, birding and a love of her family and friends.  Most of all, she wished for all persons she encountered to know the Love, Grace and "the Peace that passes all understanding" which Jesus Christ offers to Mankind. The World was Eleanor's Mission-field!

In the community, she was very active in the Indian Falls United Methodist Church as a junior and senior choir director; a leader at the local and district level of the United Methodist Women; Missions chairman and treasurer; Sunday school teacher and Release Time instructor in addition to being a member of the Friendship SS Class. She actively supported the Gideons International and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Her multiple talents were shared with several organizations including Home Bureau, Farm Bureau and the Dairyman's League as well as assuming a leadership role with 4-H. For many years she loved exhibiting at the Genesee County Fair.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, Kathy (Richard) Craig of Indian Falls, Peter (Carole) Klotzbach of Buffalo, R. Thomas (Mary) Klotzbach of Livermore, CA and Joy (Randy) Yousey of Basom; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. A sister, Harriet Miller also survives, along with many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Roy Klotzbach, sister Marge Lawrence, brother Donald Woodruff, grandson Matthew Klotzbach and many in-laws.

Friends may call  from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m  Wednesday at the Indian Falls United Methodist Church, 7908 Allegheny Road, Corfu, NY 14036. The funeral service will be held at the church, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Indian Falls Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Indian Falls United Methodist Church or to the family to be distributed to Gideons International or Wycliffe Bible Translators. Arrangements are being made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4 East Main Street, Corfu, NY.

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