HERKIMER – The funeral service for Edith I. Acres, 94, who used to operate Pop’s Place in Richfield Springs, is planned at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Springfield Center Cemetery on Route 20.
Mrs. Acres passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Little Falls Hospital.
She was born on May 18, 1924, in Mohawk, a daughter to the late Irvin and Laura Robertson-Pett. She was raised and educated in Mohawk, graduating from Mohawk High School.
On Dec. 23, 1947, she married Howard Dunn, a union of 27 years until his passing 1974 . And on Feb. 22, 1975, she married Hilton Acres in Richfield Springs, a union of 37 years until his passing in 2012.
For many years, Edith was a secretary at Griffis Air Force Base in Rome and upon her retirement she was a tax collector and assessor for the Town of Warren.
While operating Pop’s Place, she was well known for her salads, which she made for restaurants and supermarkets.
She was a member Otsego Hartwick Arbutus Chapter 201 of the Order of Eastern Star in Cooperstown, a member of the Warren Grange as well as the Rebbecas.
Surviving her are a Frances Carson and her husband Timothy of Lake Waccamaw, N.C., a daughter-in-law Florie Dunn of Oneida Lake, sister Irene Zuis of Ilion, two grandchildren, Melissa Bicknell of Little Falls and Scott Bicknell of Ilion ,and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a son Frank Dunn; three stepsons, Howard, Robert and Donald Dunn, a step-daughter Shirley Dunn, brother Leonard Pett, and sisters Dorothy Fredricks and Judy Llewellyn.
Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James Street, Richfield Spings.