Winifred  Terry


Winifred Claire Kilmer Terry passed away peacefully at 101 years of age, on June 15, 2019 in Lockport Rehab & Health Care Center. She was born at home on November 29, 1917 in South Waverly, PA, the first child of Charles B. Kilmer and Hattie (Fritz) Kilmer.
She graduated from the Sayre High School in PA in1935, and later, Elmira Business Institute. She was employed by a law firm in Elmira, NY, until 1942.
On May 2, 1941, Winifred married Jack R. Terry of Athens, PA. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 65 years until he passed on August 30, 2006. The Terrys lived in Elmira Heights, NY, and Watkins Glen, NY, for many years in their early marriage, and in 1967, moved to Wilson, NY, where they spent 43 years in their house on the lake. After Jack's death, Winifred moved to Lockport to be near family.
Winifred was a member of Exley Methodist Church and a past member of the Gnostic Guild in Wilson, as well as the Wilson Historical Society. She enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, baking, gardening, traveling, and gummy bears. She loved her community and many fondly remember her kindness and sweet nature.
Winifred, known to many as "Fuzz," is survived by her children, Susan (Harry) Blish of Elmira Heights, NY, John (Cynthia) Terry of Watkins Glen, NY, Jan (David) Jordan of Lockport, NY, and Lynn (Gary) Sprague of Wylie, TX; ten grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Janice Sylvester of Kissimmee, FL; dear niece, Jacquelyn (Kelly) Becker of Montrose, CO; and many other nieces and nephews. Her siblings, Charles W. Kilmer of Washington State and Mary Alice Merrill of Elmira, NY, predeceased her.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation on Tuesday, July 9th from Noon - 1 PM at Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. A short memorial service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wilson Fire Company or charity of your choice.
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Dan and melissa Waite
Jul 06, 2019
Sue and Harry we are so very sorry for your loss.
Gwen Kilmer-Sparks
Jul 06, 2019
Will miss you Aun't Fuzz. Hope my dad, your brother is surrounding you with love ❤❤❤❤