ONEONTA – Elfreda Watts Coss Beach, born May 15, 1927 in Bellshill, Scotland to Robert Edward and Edith McCombe Coss, raised in Glasgow, passed away May 4, 2021.
She married Allan Rich Beach of Hobart, NY on June 2, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland. After 71 years of marriage, he predeceased her on October 1, 2016. She lived in West Oneonta; Juno Beach, Fla.; New Holland, Pa.; the Plains at Parish Homestead; and most recently at A. O. Fox Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation, Oneonta, N.Y.
She was a member of the Elm Park United Methodist Church and Daughters of Scotia and a former member of Amaranth, Order of Eastern Star, Sweet Adelines, and West Oneonta Fire Department Auxiliary. During her career, she did bookkeeping for her husband’s businesses and was a classroom aide at Laurens Central School and Greater Plains Elementary School.
VALENTINES – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. City of the Hills Sweet Adelines deliver love songs, tokens of affection at location of your choice within 25 miles of Oneonta. Cost, $30. Call 607-267-5540 or visit sachorus.wixsite.com/cityofthehills
PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Find gently used holiday decorations including lights, undecorated wreaths, ornaments, tableware, more. Also enjoy goodies at bake sale. Proceeds benefit mission programs of United Methodist Women. Cooperstown United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Cooperstown. 607-547-9515 or visit www.cooperstownumc.org
WELCOME – Joy M. (nee Miller) Sanders, of the Hamlet of Welcome, Town of New Lisbon, died on Aug. 26, 2019, from complications related to her long-term battle with cancer.
A Memorial Service of Holy Communion will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 1 Center St., Oneonta NY 13820, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, led by Pr. Paul Messner. A reception follows the service. Friends are invited to bring cookies or other finger foods.
FOOD & FARMING – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference “Careers and New Ventures,” features knowledgeable speakers, vendors, breakout sessions, panel discussion to inform and inspire NYS farmers and the public. Free, open to all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm
VETERANS TRIBUTE – 5-9 p.m. Concert in tribute to our Veterans featuring Joe Diffie. Cost, $25/adult, Veterans/active duty enter free. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org