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Funeral Service

Knox Reformed Church
Monday August 4th, 2014
12:00pm

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Elizabeth J. Shedina

KNOX- Elizabeth J. (nee Kolb) Shedina died on July 24, 2014, she was 91. She was born in Albany, on September 26, 1922, the daughter of the late C. Burton and Emma (nee Livingston) Kolb. Elizabeth grew up in Coeymans. She graduated from Coeymans High School and St. Margaret's Center for Children of Albany. She worked as a child technician in private homes and was a bookkeeper for both State Bank and Key Bank in Albany. She married Stephen F. Shedina in 1950, and moved to Knox. She was a member of the Knox Reformed Church and the Hilltown Seniors. She is survived by her daughters, Lydia J. Ogaard of Knox and Marie A. Simon of Rockport, Texas; her grandchildren, Stephen Ogaard, Michael (Mandi) Ogaard, Erica (Scott) Kirsch, Diana Ogaard, Wesley (Susan) Simon, Stephanie (Justin) Halpin and Kevin (Samantha) Simon; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Nathan Halpin, Alexander and Adeline Ogaard and Henry Simon. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen F. Shedina in 2009; her son, Stephen F. Shedina Jr.; her sons-in-law, Elmer Ogaard and Larry Simon; brothers, Burton, Charles, Francis, and Donald Kolb and her sister-in-law, Barbara Kolb. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, August 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Knox Reformed Church, Rt 156, Knox, with a funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Interment at the Knox Cemetery with a luncheon immediately following at the Knox Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Elizabeth's memory to Knox Reformed Church, 2175 Berne Altamont Rd., Altamont, NY 12009; St. Margaret's Center for Children, 27 Hackett Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, or The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, 301 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.


Guestbook

Betty was like a second mom to me. She was an oasis of calm and groundedness and a good neighbor. I will always treasure her kindness. Good bye to a great lady.

Debbi Whipple Degan Aug 16 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Marie My prayers and hugs to you and your family during this day of difficulty. I would like to share an Old Eskimo Proverb I learned that has helped me sustain at times like this ... "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

Tina R Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you and sending prayers your way. Cat

Cathy Little Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Marie My prayers and hugs to you and your family during this day of difficulty. I would like to share an Old Eskimo Proverb I learned that has helped me sustain at times like this ... "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

Tina R Aug 4 2014 12:00 AM

I remember your mom fondly from church always saying hi and welcoming new people. My condolences to you and your family.

Diane O'Gorman Aug 3 2014 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of my Aunt Betty. We spent many holidays together, years ago in NY. I also remember her family visits to AZ and we had fun camping at the Grand Canyon. One year, she & Uncle Steve came out for a visit and we went camping & boating at Apache Lake in AZ. Dad took us out for a ride in the boat and we almost sunk!!!!! To this day, I remember her saying "Donald.....are we going to sink in this boat????"!!!!! She was a sweet, strong, wonderful woman and we loved her very much. May she rest in peace.

Kathy Zinkhan Aug 1 2014 12:00 AM

My family went on their first camping trip at Thompson's Lake State Campsite with the guidance of both Betty and Steve. Lydia and Marie, I remember your mother fondly. My sympathy to you and your children. Bless you all!

Sharlene Vanderbilt Jul 31 2014 12:00 AM

To my loving cousins sorry about Aunt Betty.My love to you both and your kids,

Michele Kolb Jul 29 2014 12:00 AM

God bless you, Aunt Betty. My memories of you still make me smile. Love you.

David Kolb Jul 29 2014 12:00 AM

Mother, I am at a loss for words, but thank you, I will always love you, I will remember all the good times, I will miss you. I know you cannot read all this on-line stuff, it just helps to type it out. Until we meet again....your other daughter.

MARIE Jul 29 2014 12:00 AM

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