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Alice Jeanette (Heans) Noftsier
September 21, 1928 - August 25, 2017

CASTORLAND, New York ~ In the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice, Alice Jeanette Noftsier, 88, of the Swiss Road, Castorland, died peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Terry Blair, in Castorland.

Born September 21, 1928, on Staten Island, New York, a daughter of Robert and Isabele (Hayward) Heans, she was educated in Brooklyn and Manhattan schools. Throughout most of her childhood, Mrs. Noftsier lived in the Brooklyn and Manhattan areas of New York City.  As a young child during the 1930s and 1940s, she travelled as a Fresh Air Child each year during the summer to Croghan where she would stay with the Leon Zehr household on their family farm.

She married Romeyn V. Noftsier on August 11, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York.  Following their wedding, she moved with her husband to the Swiss Road in the Town of Croghan where they owned and operated a dairy farm and raised their family.  An employee of Beaverite Products, Inc., of Beaver Falls, Mrs. Noftsier worked out of the Croghan plant for over twenty years before retiring as a Machine Operator in 1984.  Mr. Noftsier died on January 3, 1997.

A member of the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen and the Beaver River Senior Citizens, Mrs. Noftsier enjoyed many pastimes including watching television, cooking, and entertaining her family and friends.  An ardent traveler, she, also, took trips throughout the country with family, especially to Disney World, and in later years, with the Senior Citizen.  Above all, however, she loved any time she could spend with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert R. “Chic” Noftsier, of Castorland, and Romeyn R. (Deborah) Noftsier, of Port Leyden; her daughter, Roberta I. (Terry) Blair, of Castorland; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her sister, Isabelle E. Smith, of Lowville; as well as by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to Romeyn, her loving husband of over fifty years, she was predeceased by her sister, Roberta B. Bush, who died in 1986.

Mrs. Noftsier’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen with Ed Steckly, Pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Calling hours will be on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.  Memorial donations may be made to either the Croghan or Beaver Falls Volunteer Fire Department, or to Lewis County Friends of Hospice.

Scanlon Funeral Homes, Croghan & Harrisville, New York, 2017

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