St. George-Forsythe Funeral Homes
Obituary of Lillian Ruth Hemmer
Dansville - Lillian Ruth Hemmer, 92 years of age, passed away peacefully on Saturday September 3, 2022 at Elderwood in Hornell, NY where she has been a resident for the past few months. Lil wsa born April 19, 1930 in Wayland, NY to Edna & Russell Buck. She was raised in Bloomfield, NY and was a 1948 graduate of Bloomfield Central School. Lil was a communicant of Holy Family Catholic Community in Dansville for 74 years. Lil worked for a time at FA Owen, and for over 50 years at Barrett & Lauffer Jewelers on Main St in Dansville, NY. Lil volunteered at the American Red Cross and Spicebox at Noyes Hospital. She was a lifetime member of the Brae Burn Women’s golf association, winning the Brae Burn Cup in 1990. She loved taking care of her home and her gardens. Lil’s pride was in her children. She was a master sewer, making Marcia’s clothes when she was little, her Barbie doll clothes, and her wedding dress in 1987. Lil had the greatest imagination. She could make anything she or you wanted out of materials she had laying around the house. Lillian was married to Robert N. Hemmer September 18, 1948 who predeceased her January 16, 2020. She was a loving mother to Lynn (Debi) of Horseheads and Marcia (James) Miller of Dansville. In addition, she is survived by her brother, L. James (Joyce) Buck of North Carolina, special cousin Debby Jerome Ohstrom, brother-in-law Richard “Pete” (Mary) Hemmer along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her cousin Barbara (Howard) Jerome; sister-in-law Natalie Hemmer; sisters and brothers-in-law: Gertrude (Reg) Thompson, Gladys “Bun” (Clifford) Lockhart, Hilda (Jim) Conklin, Marion “Mernie” (Jean) Mason, Eve (Marty) Smith, nephews: David Thompson, Geoff & Jimmy Warren Conklin, and Scott Smith. Lil’s family and friends may call Monday September 5th from 4-7pm at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Lil, Tuesday September 6th at 10am at St. Mary’s Church in Dansville. Committal prayers and interment will take place immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Dansville. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Lil’s memory to The Myers Cancer Center at Noyes Health, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville NY 14437
Calling Hours / Visitation
Monday September 5, 2022 ~ 4-7pm ~ St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday September 6, 2022 ~ 10am ~ St. Mary's Church ~ 38 Elizabeth St., Dansville
Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville
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109 West Naples Street
Wayland, NY 14572
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