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Elizabeth C. Klemens

1937 — 2019

Elizabeth C. Klemens, 82, of South Dayton, N.Y., entered into rest Aug. 7, 2019.

She was born Jan. 17, 1937, at home in Porter Township, Pa. to the late Howard H. and Gladys (Hettinger) Duck.

Liz graduated from Bellefonte High School in 1954. She began her career as a legal secretary and worked 26 years for the state as a secretary for Gowanda Psychiatric Center and the West Seneca Children’s Psychiatric Center.

Liz enjoyed family get togethers, sledding with the grandchildren, watching the birds at the feeder while enjoying her morning cup coffee.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert, of 64 years; her cherished children, Gloria Witherell, James (Patsy) Klemens, Sr. and Frank (Debi) Klemens; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Robert (Joann) Duck, Samuel (Sandra) Duck, Paul (Gina) Duck, and Joe (Gail); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Liz was predeceased by her son, Robert Klemens, Jr.; brothers, Howard W., Merrill and Martin Duck; grandchildren, John Robert Witherell and Jeffery James Klemens.

In her words she was the most loved wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home, 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners, South Dayton, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m.

Interment will be in Villenova Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to South Dayton Fire Dept. or Chautauqua County Hospice

Online condolences may be made at www.distasiofuneralhome.com.

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