Adria Courtney

FALCONER – Adria Miller Congdon Courtney, 93, of the Gerry-Levant Road, Falconer, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at home with her family by her side.

She was born July 22, 1920 in Randolph, the daughter of the late William L. and Pearl Adria Miller Congdon. Mrs. Courtney was a 1938 graduate of Randolph Central School and attended Jamestown Business College.

Adria retired as co-owner of the former Exxon service station in Kennedy and in addition to being a home maker extraordinaire, she worked in her younger days at the former National Worsted Mills in Falconer and Bell Aircraft in Buffalo. She was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and New York State Ladies Home Bureau.

She was a Girl Scout troop leader and was active in the Chautauqua County 4-H program and had won many awards over the years at the County Fair for her fine needle work and crocheting.

Her interests included; bird watching, crocheting, knitting, cooking, dancing and her seamstress work. She loved gardening, flowers and plants. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her large family and many friends.

She is survived a son, Charles D. Courtney Jr. and his wife Jackie of Falconer; four daughters, Mary Ann Courtney Keyser of Cassadaga, NY, Barbara June Courtney Washburg and her husband James of Falconer, Maureen Kay Courtney Mayer of Falconer and Carol Adria Courtney of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; fifteen grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren; a brother; Rodney B. Congdon and his wife Marilyn of Depew; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Louise Ball of Falconer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Courtney Sr., whom she married on August 29, 1945 and who preceded her on August 27, 2012, two sons, infant James Peter Courtney and Brian James Courtney in 2009; a brother, William Congdon; and sisters Julia Congdon Merrill and Katherine Downey.

Visitation will not be observed. A Memorial Service will announced at a later date by the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. To leave a condolence, log onto Memorials may be sent to the Falconer Library, Falconer Fire Department or to a charity of choice.