Marie Lamb

Marie E. Lamb

1918 - 2009

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Obituary of Marie E. Lamb

Marie E. Lamb, 91, formerly of 46 Coachlight Dr. Gerry and Horton Rd. Jamestown died at 1:50 a.m. Monday (October 19, 2009) in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility. An area resident for most of her life she was born June 28, 1918 in Corry, PA a daughter of the late Elmer A. and Ethel J. Lindsey Vettenburg. She was a 1936 graduate of Corry Area High School. Prior to her retirement in 1980 she was employed for 16 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service. She began her career in 1942 working for the U.S. Government in the office of Scientific Research and Development in Washington, DC. She had also worked for the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System for several years. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, the Mozart Club, and was a founding member of the Melodears, a singing group she managed while living at the Heritage Village Campus. She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother and sister who was devoted to her family. She was a very fun loving person who had a great sense of humor. She loved to laugh and make people laugh while spending time with family and friends. She also loved to travel and spend time watching birds come and go from her bird feeder. Surviving are seven daughters Nancy Sennett of Seattle, WA, Mable Haliburton of Nova Scotia, Canada, Lucille Phelps of St. Cloud, FL, Irene Lynch of Jamestown, Linda Newhouse of Sterling Heights, MI, Vivian Larson of Fredonia, Rosalie Lamb of Oakland, CA, 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and two sisters Arlene Canfield of Corry, PA, Donna Fox of Port Orange, FL. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence E. Lamb whom she married August 2, 1943 and who died June 13, 1993, her step-mother Jennie Vettenburg, a brother John Vettenburg, a sister Maizie Vettenburg and three grandson's, Jason Saulsgiver, Richard Phelps, David Oliver. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry McCann pastor of the Hillcrest Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, PA. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department or to The Heritage Group, 3017 North Main St. Jamestown, NY 14701.