Laura Mae Stonefoot

Laura Mae Stonefoot (Merrill), 93, died January 3, 2013 at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born February 25, 1919 in East Otto, New York and was a lifelong resident of Fredonia, NY.

Laura was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, the Golden Sceptre Rebekah Lodge, the Friendly 36 Club, the Share-and-Care Seniors, and other civic and religious organizations.

In June of 1941 she married Frederick T. Stonefoot. They were married for over 70 years until his death in November of 2011.

In addition to her husband, Laura was predeceased by her parents, Jenness and Lola Merrill, as well as her brothers John Merrill and Jenness Merrill. She is survived by her daughters: Rianna (Barry) Moore and Karen (Joshua) Logan; grandsons: John (Kimberly) Logan and Ethan Logan; great-grandchildren John James (JJ) and Haley Maeve Logan; two sisters: Eleanor Merrill Straight and Auleen Merrill Robinson and a brother, Leon Merrill.

A funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Fredonia, 25 Church Street, Fredonia, N.Y., this morning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Laona Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Stonefoot’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, The Fredonia Fire Dept., or Brooks Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by David J. Dengler of Larson Timko Funeral Home.