Jane Phalen

Obituary of Jane (Jennie Irene) Smith Dutcher Phalen

Jane (Jennie Irene) Smith Dutcher Phalen, 104, passed away September 3, 2009 at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Previously she had resided with her son and daughter in law. At the time of her death she resided with her grand-daughter Donna, at 735 Lime Hollow Road. Jennie was born April 23, 1905 in New Woodstock, NY, the daughter of Henry and Florence Morse Smith. Mrs. Phalen was pre-deceased by her first husband David Dutcher in 1960, and husband Carl Phalen in 1973, her only child Morace "Mickey" Dutcher, brother Clifton Smith and sister-in-law Margaret Smith. Survivors include her daughter-in-law Eleanor "Ellie" Dutcher, her grandchildren; David (pam) Dutcher, Clifton (Laurie) Dutcher, Richard (Lisa) Wells, David Wells, Donna Eccleston , and Denise (David) Fox, 14 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and one niece, Cheryl (Don) Kruel. She was a member of R.S.V.P., the Moose Auxiliary, and the Senior Citizen Club. She retired from the Bernice Shop after many years as a salesperson. She enjoyed playing pinochle, watching Tiger Woods and Deal or No Deal. There will be no calling hours as per Jane's request. A service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden NY. Contributions can be made in Jane Phalen's name to the Cortland Senior Center, Cortland County Nutrition Program, 60 Central Ave. Cortland NY 13045.
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