Norma P McKown

1 marzo , 192426 enero , 2021

Norma P. McKown, 96, of Franklin died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the AO Fox Hospital Nursing Home, Oneonta.

She was born on March 1, 1924 in Franklin, the daughter of Bruce and Pearl (Woodard) McNeilly.

Norma worked at the Unatego Central School as a cafeteria cook and manager from 1956 to 1986.

An avid motor home traveler, she enjoyed showing horses, golfing, bowling, crafting, reading, and following the Yankees.

Norma is survived by her children, Keith and Patricia McKown of Binghamton, and Linda (McKown) and Ted Cole of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Kristen (Cole) and Mike Morrison of Sunrise, Florida; Judson “Casey” and Heidi Cole of Phoenix, AZ, Jeremy and Julie McKown of Baskin Ridge, NJ, Jennie (McKown) and Ernie Dotson of Fallston, MD, Lacielyn (McKown) and Mathew Halloran of Callicoon Ctr, Keith and Kristie McKown of Binghamton, and Staceylee (McKown) and Stanley Padhayski of Binghamton; 16 great grandchildren; and a sister in law, Sandra (McKown) Lown of Williston, FL.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John C. “Bud” McKown; her siblings, Elizabeth (McNeilly) Tyler, and Robert McNeilly; and brothers in law, Donald C. “Doc” McKown, and Robert McNeilly.

A graveside service will take place at a later date in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Norma’s name.

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Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.


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Norma P McKown


Henry Sienkiewicz

16 febrero , 2021

Many fond memories while growing up in East Sidney. Knew Bud and Norma for many years. Worked for Bud's father during high school so I knew Norma and Bud's families. Was a great lady.

Dave Richards

9 febrero , 2021

So sorry to learn of Norma’s passing. She and Bud were the perfect neighbors, always friendly and helpful. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her.

Ann Law

4 febrero , 2021

We are so sorry to see Norma had passed away. Our families have shared so many happy memories through the years . Our deepest Sympathy to your family. Love Jack and Annie Law

Garry Stevens

2 febrero , 2021

Linda & Ted

She was a great lady and a lot of fun in her younger years. So sorry to see her pass.