Ethel A. VanBuren

October 5, 1922October 11, 2020

Ethel A. VanBuren, 98, formally of Oneonta and Treadwell and most recently of Stamford went home to with the Lord and her beloved husband Martin on October 11, 2020.

She was born October 5, 1922, in Summit the daughter of the late Larry and Elizabeth Barry. Ethel married Martin J. VanBuren December 31, 1939 in Treadwell. Martin predeceased her on April 2, 2000. Ethel loved to bake and prepare large holiday meals for her family to enjoy. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles. Ethel was always ready for a good card game and was a very competitive player. She played to win! Ethel was a member of the Prattsville F.D. Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Flat Creek Baptist Church in Gilboa. Ethel was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by those who knew her.

Ethel is survived by her children David (Arlene) of Manchester, Ct; Patricia (Edward) Chatfield of Prattsville, NY; Barry (Diane) VanBuren Durhamville, NY, and Dale (Barbara) VanBuren of Hebron, CT. She is also survived by her sister Wanda Bookhout of Sidney; a brother, Thomas Barry of CT, a daughter in law, Maisha VanBuren of Afton, as well as 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Martin VanBuren, her grandson Matthew VanBuren and her sister Martha Wright.

A private Funeral Services will be held at the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta with Ronald Novak, Co- Pastor of Flat Creek Baptist Church of Gilboa, officiating.

Burial will take place in Summit Cemetery, Summit, NY.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made to the Flat Creek Baptist Church, 849 Flat Creek Road, Gilboa, NY 12076


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Ethel A. VanBuren

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Kim Bookhout

October 18, 2020

Condolences to the family for the lost of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I think back of our memories playing pinochle with her and my Uncle Martin. She gave wonderful care to my Grandma Barry for several years. In recent years visiting her at Stanford nursing home, her face would light up when she recognized me. Her famous saying for me was, " You're quite a guy". We will miss her dearly. Kim and Nancy Bookhout

Edward Eden

October 15, 2020

Hello my sincere condolences my grand parents (Henry & Adrianna Weerheim), my mom was Henrietta (Hank) Eden, were great friends with them, I rode with them several times to Walton to visit and remember they came to Treadwell to visit often also, good memories.


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