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Elizabeth C. (Duck) Klemens

January 17, 1937 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 82)

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Elizabeth C. Klemens, 82, of South Dayton, NY entered into rest August 7, 2019.

She was born January 17, 1937, at home in Porter Township, PA to the late Howard H. and Gladys (Hettinger) Duck.

Liz graduated from Bellefonte High School in 1954. She began her career as a legal secretary and worked 26 years for the state as a secretary for Gowanda Psychiatric Center and the West Seneca Children’s Psychiatric Center. 

Liz enjoyed family get togethers, sledding with the grandchildren and watching the birds at the feeder while enjoying her morning cup coffee.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert of 64 years, her cherished children Gloria Witherell, James (Patsy) Klemens Sr. and Frank (Debi) Klemens; 15 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; her siblings Robert (Joann) Duck, Samuel (Sandra) Duck, Paul (Gina) Duck and Joe (Gail) Duck also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Liz was pre deceased by her son Robert Klemens Jr.; brothers Howard W., Merrill and Martin Duck; grandchildren John Robert Witherell and Jeffery James Klemens.

In her words she was the most loved wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

 Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio Funeral Home 478 Route 83 at Balcom Corners S. Dayton, NY Sunday August 11, 2019 from 6PM to 8PM where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11AM.

Interment will be in Villenova Cemetery

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the South Dayton Fire Dept. or Chautauqua County Hospice


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August 11, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
478 Route 83 Balcom Corners
South Dayton, NY 14138

Funeral Service
August 12, 2019

11:00 AM
DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
478 Route 83 Balcom Corners
South Dayton, NY 14138

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