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February 7, 2013

Diane J. Howard


Diane will be greatly missed by her life partner, Ted Hargrove, of Cooperstown; her two children, Kelly Kerner and her husband, Chris, of Lancaster, Pa., and Todd Howard and his wife, Jennifer, of Cooperstown; her three grandchildren, Clark Kerner, Anastasia Kerner and Jack Howard; and her brothers, David S. Wilshere and his wife, Meme, of Hartwick, and Denis A. Wilshere of Idyllwild, Calif., and their families.   

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty, who died in 1976; her father, “Whitey”, who died in 1985; a niece, Whitney “Nina” Humenanski, who died in 1990; and her beloved dog, Abner.   

Friends are invited to pay their respects to Diane’s family from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at TJ’s Place, 124 Main St., Cooperstown. A brief time of prayer and reflection, to be led by the Rev. Betsy Jay, chaplain for Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, will conclude the memorial gathering.   

Later this spring, Diane will be laid to rest in Lakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown.   

For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Diane, please consider the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326, the Art Department at Cooperstown Central School, 39 Linden Ave., Cooperstown, NY 13326, or the Cooperstown Food Pantry, 25 Church St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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